Walking (Annotated Edition) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$5.36
Qty:1
  • List Price: $5.95
  • Save: $0.59 (10%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Walking has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Walking Paperback – March 5, 2010

58 customer reviews

See all 87 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, March 5, 2010
$5.36
$3.75 $2.13
Audio CD, Audiobook
"Please retry"
$14.99
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$55.00

Save up to 40% on professional, scholarly and scientific resources.
Wiley's Summer Savings Event
Save up to 40% on professional, scholarly and scientific resources. Learn more.
$5.36 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Walking + Walden; Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions) + Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)
Price for all three: $11.01

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an essayist, poet, philosopher, and anti-slavery activist. Among his other notable books are A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Civil Disobedience. He died of tuberculosis and he is buried in his family's plot near the graves of his friends Hawthorne, Alcott, Emerson, and Channing on Author's Ridge in Concord's Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; F First Edition Thus edition (March 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451529791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451529791
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was a writer and philosopher as well as a naturalist. Walden is considered his masterpiece.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Gary Sprandel on January 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
More than any book, this argues for experiencing nature and preserving wilderness. Thoreau himself saw that fewer passenger pigeons were visiting and even then was aware of threats. Though first spoken in lectures on 1851, and 1856-1857, and published in June 1862 Atlantic Monthly, a month after his death, it still speak to us in the 21st century. For example ".. what would become of us, if we walked only in a garden or a mall?", . "In wilderness is the preservation of the world." , "To preserve wild animals implies generally the creation of a forest for them to dwell in or resort to. So it is with man". So lace up your shoes, grab your binoculars, and go for a walk and join the tribe of squirrels!
3 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
74 of 84 people found the following review helpful By hikingShoe on September 22, 2000
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book after reading about Henry David Thoreau in my high school literature book. He writes about his love of nature and tries to show others how to enjoy it. This book brings out the beauty of all the surroundings that many people pass by every day. It also encouraged me to get out and live up my ocasional stroll around the neighborhood. I took this book to school and it even helped relieve me a little stress. I recommend this book to all nature lovers.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
63 of 73 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 13, 1999
Format: Paperback
It is a perfect little book to carry with you for inspiration. It makes me want to take a walk... and the beautiful thing about this book is that it allows me to take a walk in my mind without ever leaving my office or room. I have and will continue to read it over and over.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gregg Perez on February 4, 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The words of Thoreau are familiar to all those who have experienced life in the woods. His philosophies and observations are just as relevant today as they were when he first wrote them. In more eloquent words Thoreau explains how In the woods and wild places we find fuel for the soul. Without them we become stagnant in physicality and mentality. I recommend this book to anyone interested in conservation.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lonewolf Johnny74 on June 7, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Do you LOVE to walk @ a leisurely pace? Or hike just for the sake of getting outdoors & connecting with
yourself, the world around you? Then this is the book for you!! Me thinks( a Thoreauism) all bipeds who love the art of walking in all its glorious forms should have this in their library..with life today so over-burdening & stressful, who SHOULD'NT take up walking?? To walk, saunter or pace is refreshing, energizing, and there are many studies proving its therapeutic & health value. Its written to reflect the time in which he lived( pre-Civil War), so some of his grammar/ expressions are antiquated, but have value today. BIPEDS~LOVE YOUR FEET!! Get this book- and kindle your love of walking today!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nature Boy 1 on November 26, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Although an essay, this little booklet is much less than I would expect for a literary classic of Thoreau's.

No place on the Amazon product page could I find that this was a 'Print-on-Demand' book, however the print date listed on the last page reads: 22 November 2013.

National Geographic has been cheapened with "Nat-Geo", now Thoreau has been cheapened by 'Print-on-Demand'; so sad!

Amazon has graciously agreed to its return with no additional burden to me other than re-packaging it and taking it to a shipping center. I'll have to deal with that.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Helena on April 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
Short little essay by Henry David Thoreau about nature. Writer teaches us that simple walking can awake awareness about animals, trees and flowers around us. It is meditation on connection between wildlife and men, development of civilization from nurture thru nature and men's appreciation of the world outside of human villages and societies. It is amazing to read this piece that was created by a writer who died in 1862. With environmentalist movement of today, it is refreshing to find a piece by one of the early nature writers that teaches us to appreciate world we are born into. Thoreau teaches us to surrender to the world that has been in existance long before humans came to occupy it. While he is aware of limited ability of older men to sustain themselves in wilderness, to him it is incomprehensible how women can live in confinement of the domestic life. I became interested in this writer after watching the film "Into the Wild", Now that I read this little piece, I understand how someone young and impressionable can fall under the spell of Thoreau's words about nature and the beauty of it, especially on the west side of the hemisphere.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Warfield on November 13, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Thoreau began WALKING by saying that he wanted to regard man as a part of nature, rather than a part of society. There were already enough people taking up the causes of society and that wasn't his purpose. Thoreau really walked, and sometimes it was for hours, unlike the half-hour walks he mentioned that others told him about and that they probably walked on the highway. He wasn't a highway walker, but instead walked in the forests and fields to observe, appreciate and commune with nature and himself. This freed Thoreau from the everyday problems of life and the civilized world around him.

Beauty was everywhere, even in the swamps, and he mentioned how he would love having a house built right at the edge of a swamp. Even in the first half of the 19th century, Thoreau noticed that forest land was being cut down in order to build houses. He turned out to be very prophetically correct when he said that eventually walking on the earth would mean trespassing on someone else's property, something that we have to be conscious of today. Thoreau spoke of improving "our opportunities, then, before the evil days come." By not taking advantage of getting outdoors and walking and really noticing nature, we would miss the enjoyment of it all.

I found this to be quite inspiring to urge me to get outdoors again and walk, no matter how far or long my endurance lasts. This essay is also very relaxing and thought-provoking to read. I especially loved how he spoke of trees and especially hemlocks, since the hemlock is my favorite tree. Thoreau says that if we listen to the "subtle magnetism" of nature that we will yield to it.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Walking
This item: Walking
Price: $5.36
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: classic literature