By Henry David Thoreau, H. Daniel Peck
Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat journey is a finely crafted tapestry of commute writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of normal phenomena, the agricultural panorama, and native characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the local American and Puritian histories of recent England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and lots of different subjects.
even though it stocks a few of the subject matters in Thoreau's vintage WALDEN, every week bargains another point of view on his analaysis of the connection among nature and tradition.
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Throw a handful of crop corn seeds onto a terrain with varied habitats. The seeds will not fare as well as an equal number taken from wild corn strains with more diversity. They are overspecialized. Overspecialization caused by reduced genetic diversity illustrates one of the dangers of allowing wild species to die out. There are wild food plants with more protein, more insect resistance, and different flavors than we have in our fields today. There are wild cattle with more resistance to disease and to drought.
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