Mott, Wesley T.
Ljungquist, Kent P.
It is time to put to rest the popular misconception of Thoreau as a primitive naturalist who shunned science and society. His naturalistic tendencies sprang from science and technology, and he used the energy and work he put into his studies of nature, thriving on his work as a surveyor and pencil maker in order to produce natural history writings throughout his career. An exhibit on display at Gordon Library at WPI campus complements this report.
Exhibits; Gordon Library; Interactive Qualifying Project
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Great Problems Seminar
, Lund, Jim
, O'Brien, Dan
(2000). Henry David Thoreau and Science: A Two Towers Tradition. .
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