Walking is a meandering ode to the simple act and accomplished art of taking a walk. Walking by Henry David Thoreau, America's first nature writer, is your personal and portable guide to the activity that awakens the senses and soul to the 'absolute freedom and wildness' of nature. Walking is a perfect little book to carry with you for inspiration. It takes you on a walk in your mind at any time relieving the tension of everyday life. It is sure to become a favorite, one you will read over and over. Henry David Thoreau was an author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.