- This event has passed.
A talk with Robert Thorson, author of The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Year
October 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Thoreau was known for Walden Pond, but in his new book The Boatman, Henry David Thoreau’s River Year, Robert Thorson says he was a man of the river.
As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized that he himself—a land surveyor by trade—was as complicit in these transformations as the bankers, lawyers, builders, landowners, and elected officials who were his clients.
Robert Thorson, PhD, Professor of Geology, University of Connecticut, shares a compelling story of intellectual growth and scientific understanding, as Thoreau moved from anger, to lament, to acceptance of the way humans had changed the river he cherished more than Walden Pond.
Robert Thorson’s book, The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Years, will be available for purchase and signing.
The Jamaica Plain News calendar is open to all local organizations and businesses.
Not-for-profits post their events for free.
We ask businesses to pay $5 per event, but waive that fee as a benefit for advertisers.
We examine all submissions after they go live. Here's the form to add your event. Please be sure to include contact information so we can reach you in case there's a problem!
Please go ahead and submit your event — if you are a business, we will be in touch about your $5 fee. Or you can go ahead and pay your $5 fee via PayPal.