In the article Thoreau As Naturalist: A Conversation With Four Authors from the July-August issue of American Scientist, Dianne Timblin interviews four authors, including myself (author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods), on the importance of Thoreau as a scientist and naturalist. The other authors are:
Richard Higgins, author of Thoreau and the Language of Trees
Geologist Robert M. Thorson, who recently wrote Thoreau, The Boatman
Laura Dassow Walls, author of the new book Henry David Thoreau: A Life
A key theme of the article is that Thoreau clearly wrote about the connections between science and larger social, political, and intellectual subjects. His views remain highly relevant to important issues facing modern society such as human health, sustainable development, environmental protection, and climate change.