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Author Leff, David K.
Title Deep travel : in Thoreau's wake on the Concord and Merrimack / David K. Leff.
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2009]

Author Leff, David K.
Series American land and life series
American land and life series.
Subject Leff, David K. -- Travel -- Massachusetts -- Concord River.
Leff, David K. -- Travel -- Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.)
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862. Week on the Concord and Merrimack rivers.
Canoes and canoeing -- Massachusetts -- Concord River.
Canoes and canoeing -- Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.)
Travel -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Awareness -- Case studies.
Concord River (Mass.) -- Description and travel.
Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.) -- Description and travel.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 264 pages) : map.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword by Wayne Franklin; HEADWATERS; Canoe and Time Machine; TRIBUTARY; Concord and Conflict; Seeking Refuge; Father of the Man; Bewitching Ditch; Third American Revolution; MAIN STEM; Art of the Voyage; Walled City; Streaming Relationships; Crosscurrents; Flow; What Floats Your Boat; CONFLUENCE; The Miracle of Lowell; Fast Lane; Sources and Acknowledgments.
Summary In the hot summer of 2004, David Leff floated away from the routine of daily life just as Henry David Thoreau and his brother had done in their own small boat in 1839. Fortified with Thoreau's observations as revealed in A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Leff brought his own concept of mindful deep travel to these same New England waterways. His first-person narrative uses his ecological way of looking, of going deep rather than far, to show that our outward journeys are inseparable from our inward ones.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781587298394 (electronic bk.)
1587298392 (electronic bk.)
9781587297892 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1587297892 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 560650387
Additional Format Print version: Leff, David K. Deep travel. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2009 9781587297892 (DLC) 2008036505 (OCoLC)244567153

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