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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

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ISBN13: 9780195007770
ISBN10: 0195007778
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First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another part that gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.

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"One of the seminal works of the environmental movement." The Boston Globe

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"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir." The San Francisco Chronicle

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"Any student of the natural resources and the environment is not yet educated if he or she has not read A Sand County Almanac." Paul T. Tueller, University of Nevada at Reno

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First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another part that gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.

About the Author

Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) began his professional career in 1909 when he joined the U.S. Forest Service. In 1924 he became Associate Director of the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, and in 1933 the University of Wisconsin created a chair of game management for him.

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Jeane, March 6, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
A Sand County Almanac is a classic, one of the best pieces of nature writing I have ever read. It is full of beautiful lyric prose, detailed and poetic descriptions of wildlife, and thoughtful, convincing arguments for land conservation. In the first part of the book Leopold describes a year on his farm in Wisconsin, describing the seasons, the land, the animals that live there. The second part describes the natural history and local fauna/flora of different parts of the country: Idaho, Illinois, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, etc. In the final section of the book Leopold expounds his famous Land Ethic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195007770
Subtitle:
With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River
Author:
Leopold, Aldo
Author:
null, Aldo
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
London
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Conservation Biology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
738
Publication Date:
1968
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
5.31 x 8.06 x 0.47 in 0.4 lb

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Product details 240 pages Oxford University Press,1968, c1949. - English 9780195007770 Reviews:
"Review" by , "One of the seminal works of the environmental movement."
"Review" by , "We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir."
"Review" by , "Any student of the natural resources and the environment is not yet educated if he or she has not read A Sand County Almanac."
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another part that gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.

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