This re-release coincides with the bicentennial of Thoreau's birth, and celebrates his landmark 1897 classic. Included are reproduction of the original illustrations, as well as the complete text of his record of a life in the woods. Walden, it's clear, is more than a place or simple geographic location. It is a mindset, and an approach to life, one that rewards simplicity, intention, and joy. Who among us couldn't use a little more of all three?