The Thoreau Society and The Thoreau Farm Trust – The Thoreau Society & The Thoreau Farm Trust Annual Online Auction 2021
Auction Ends: Mar 26, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

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Zoom with author William Jordan III about "The Sunflower Forest"

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Estimated Value
$350 USD
$50 USD to Shebannie
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

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Item Description

Meet via Zoom for 40-minutes with William about his book, "The Sunflower Forest: Ecological Restoration and the New Communion with Nature".

As the title indicates, William Jordan III's book, "The Sunflower Forest: Ecological Restoration and the New Communion with Nature", offers an in-depth reflection on the value of restoration, not only as essential for the perpetuation of natural (or "classic") ecosystems, but as a context for negotiating the relationship between humans and the natural environment, and ultimately--and crucially--as performance, a context for creating and celebrating the values of deference and love of nature on which the future of "natural" ecosystems ultimately depends. Placing restoration in the context of environmental thinking generally, Jordan contrasts John Muir's commitment to literal wilderness with Henry Thoreau's account of his experience at Walden Pond, a make-believe wilderness not far from Boston, which has nevertheless (or maybe for this very reason) been described as the classic account of wilderness experience in America.


Item Special Note

Meeting must take place during the 2021 calendar year. The date and time is to be arranged between the author and the highest bidder at the convenience of both parties. Book will be shipped to the winning bidder within 30 days. Shipping and Handling charges apply from Concord, MA. 

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William Jordan III