1 edition of Thoreau the land surveyor found in the catalog.
Thoreau the land surveyor
by University Press of Florida in Gainesville, FL
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-204) and index.
|LC Classifications||PS3053 .C47 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 212 p. :|
|Number of Pages||212|
|LC Control Number||2010007782|
Thoreau’s Surveys: While earning small sums from his writings and odd jobs, Thoreau made his living largely as a land-surveyor, measuring lots for commercial development. He sometimes enjoyed the work, but emphasized the conflicts between his higher pursuits and his paid occupation. Patrick Chura’s Thoreau The Land Surveyor TUniversity Press of Florida, horeau The Land Surveyor by Patrick Chura is a unique book that treats Henry David Thoreau, often called America’s first environmen-talist, as a man strongly influenced in his philosophy by his land surveying practice in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau practicedFile Size: KB.
Rather than explain Thoreau's ``higher laws'' as superseding or apologizing for the rest of his life's work, Thoreau the Land Surveyor proposes that Thoreau's ideas about possession, property, duty, and nature are cultivated through the one hundred 1. Lawrence Buell, The Environmental Imagination (Cambridge, MA, ), n Land Surveying Books are an essential element of self-study for the Professional Land Surveyors exams, Land Surveyor In Training Exam, Civil Engineering Exams, and for valuable information about Land Surveying History and Principles. We also carry a large selection of AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop / LDD Books for the surveying professional.
In Thoreau the Land Surveyor, Patrick Chura corrects this oversight, devoting a book-length discussion to Thoreauâ s surveying career. Chura argues that surveying wasnâ t simply Thoreauâ s day job; instead, it reï¬ ected a particular way Thoreau had of seeing and understanding the world through observation, measurement, and calculation. Made over the course of 13 years, Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul tells the story of Thoreau in his time and the story of the impact Thoreau’s writings and lifestyle have in our time. Surveyor of the Soul has interviews and commentary by: Laura Dassow Walls (author, Henry David Thoreau: A .
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"Thoreau the Land Surveyor" is essential reading for any fan, follower, or scholar of Thoreau. It is also an important addition to any collection focusing on Transcendentalism, on Massachusetts history, on 19th-century life / literature, or on civil engineering.
Besides: it's also a darn good and fascinating by: 2. "This book on the significance of land surveying to Henry Thoreau’s writing is one that we have long needed. Chura's practical experience as a surveyor combined with his literary scholarship makes him the perfect person to write it."--Richard J.
Schneider, editor of Henry David Thoreau: A Documentary Volume. Thoreau the Land Surveyor book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An insightful study of how Thoreau's profession as a surv /5(4). Henry David Thoreau, one of America’s most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers.
In the only study of its kind, Patrick Chura analyzes this seeming contradiction to show how the best surveyor in Concord combined civil engineering with civil. Thoreau’s Surveys "For many years," Thoreau wrote in his chapter on "Economy" in Walden, "I was self-appointed inspector of snow storms and rain storms, and did my duty faithfully; surveyor, if not of highways, then of forest paths and all across-lot routes, keeping them open, and ravines bridged and passable at all seasons." In view of the ostensibly invaluable work that he had been doing.
In Thoreau the Land Surveyor, Patrick Chura corrects this oversight.” —Lorianne DiSabato, The New England Quarterly "A scholarly book that's as beautiful as it is unput-downable Not only is Chura a fine writer here, he is one heck of a historian.
He enriches every page with carefully considered researchBrand: University Press of Florida. Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy Thoreau the Land Surveyor (Paperback) at "Thoreau the Land Surveyor" is essential reading for any fan, follower, or scholar of Thoreau.
It is also an important addition to any collection focusing on Transcendentalism, on Massachusetts history, on 19th-century life / literature, or on civil engineering.5/5.
Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parcelling land that would be sold off to loggers. In the only study of its kind, Patrick Chura analyses this seeming contradiction to show how the best surveyor in Concord combined civil engineering with civil.
Surveys processed and cataloged through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Images scanned from original surveys through a grant from AT&T.
Note regarding transcription: The captions for the Thoreau surveys in the following list and on the thumbnail image pages were normalized in the process of transcription.
Moreover, many famous people were also famously land surveyors, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and John Brown. By chance, I recently discovered Patrick Chura's Thoreau The Land Surveyor, a book that raises interesting questions about scientific, technological, environmental, and literary history in the 19th century.
It is my hope to tell the story of Thoreau as a land surveyor in a way that is honest and compelling. This is the story about a noble profession and how Henry David Thoreau practiced it and fit into it. My hope is that after you have read this book, you will know more about Thoreau as a surveyor, and also more about the land surveying profession.
Surveying Standards According to Henry David Thoreau Men are born to succeed, not fail. -Henry David Thoreau Preface-Goals When I set out on this mission, it was my hope to be able to find, document and prove original survey markers or other natural and man-made monuments referenced in Henry David Thoreaus drawings and/or survey field Size: 7MB.
Get this from a library. Thoreau the land surveyor. [Patrick Chura] -- Placing Thoreau's surveying in historical context, the author explains the cultural and ideological implications of surveying work in the midth century.
He the ways that Thoreau's environmentalist. Sometimes Thoreau worked as a land surveyor or in the pencil factory. He felt that this new approach helped him avoid the misery he saw around him.
Born: Author: Patrick Chura ISBN: Henry David Thoreau, one of America’s most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers.
In the only study of its kind, Patrick Chura analyzes this seeming contradiction to show how the best surveyor in Concord combined civil engineering with civil.
Thoreau’s view of the role played by one’s occupation was simple: “Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it ” Thoreau is perhaps America’s most famous surveyor, not just of land but of its inhabitants.
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Check out the book Thoreau the Land Surveyor by Patrick Chura. It's an academic book about Thoreau's career. Worth reading for any surveyor interested in this kind of stuff.
I will say that the first few chapters aren't that good and are filled with a lot of academia esoterica, but after that it gets a lot better. The importance of the curvilinear, open-ended route is heightened when we consider Thoreau’s work as a land surveyor.
My recent book on this topic looked at the frequent surveying references in “Walking” and suggested that the parabola constituted a compromise with the straight lines and closed figures Thoreau had often inscribed upon the.Today countless people point to Thoreau as the father of this century’s environmental movement.
Thoreau is an American original — an amazing mix of land surveyor and pencil designer, naturalist and social reformer, poet and philosopher.
But Thoreau himself had something perhaps more revealing to tell us about himself and his work.Henry David Thoreau, one of America's most prominent environmental writers, supported himself as a land surveyor for much of his life, parceling land that would be sold off to loggers.
This book analyzes this seeming contradiction to show how the best surveyor in Concord combined civil engineering with civil disobedience. Placing Thoreau's surveying in historical context, the book explains the.