Project Description


A Yearning Toward Wildness

Environmental Quotations from the Writings of Henry David Thoreau

by Tim Homan
illustrated by Rusty Smith

This volume features collected wisdom of Henry David Thoreau.

Henry David Thoreau had a decidely modern mind, and many of his writings prove startlingly applicable to today’s world. An environmentalist, a nature lover, and a strong individualist, he spoke his mind without concern for controversy or common beliefs.

Here, compiled by Tim Homan, is A Yearning Toward Wildness, the best of Henry David Thoreau on a variety of topics still important to us today, including conservation and preservation, hunting and trapping, and vegetarianism, as well as the bittersweet category of “wish it were still here.” Many of his quotations will stir familiar memories as well as strong feelings about the world we live in, a world Henry knew was coming. A Yearning Toward Wildness will provide inspiration and insight for our hectic lives.

Paperback: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-035-0
Total Pages: 166
Size: 5 x 8 1/2
Language: English


“This eloquent collection of quotations, drawn from [Thoreau’s] diaries and published writings, celebrates the natural beauties of America and laments the wanton destruction of the continent’s animals and plants…. Homan’s anthology makes Thoreau’s ideas accessible to readers leery of tackling the 19th-century prose of Walden.” ―Los Angeles Times Book Review

Meet the Author

Tim Homan is an experienced hiker and outdoor writer and the author of numerous hiking guides. He lives in Georgia.