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“What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet”

“In 1845, Henry David Thoreau repaired to a cabin in the woods beside Walden Pond “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach.” During the last two years, my students and I have come to that same pond to see what we could learn from the sediments beneath it.”

So begins Curt Stager’s article on what he and his students have discovered about “What the Muck of Walden Pond Tells Us About Our Planet.”

Oh, my dear, dear Henry, what have we done?