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Living at the End of Time

Two Years in a Tiny House

In this second book in his Scratch Flat Chronicles, John Hanson Mitchell tells how he set out to recreate Henry David Thoreau’s two years at Walden Pond in a replica of Thoreau’s cabin. Mitchell lived off the grid, without running water or electricity, in a tiny house not half a mile from a major highway and in the shadow of a massive new computer company. Nevertheless, his contact with wildlife, the changing seasons, and the natural world equaled and even surpassed Thoreau’s. Hugely popular with the international community of Thoreau followers when it was first published, this book will now be essential reading for the growing community of people who are interested in living in a tiny house, fully experiencing the natural world, or finding self-sufficiency in an increasingly plugged-in society.

240 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Biological Sciences: Natural History


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Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition • Author’s Note • Uncommon Ground • In Two Worlds • Beside the Green Meadow • Scyther’s Complaint • The Interior River • My Lady of the Squirrels • Autumnal Tints • The Green Man • The Other Side • Life on Earth • Journals in Dreamtime • The Cruelest Month • The Sea of Milk • Living at the End of Time • Epilogue 

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