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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)

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ISBN13: 9780195059281
ISBN10: 019505928x
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This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "full of beauty and 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.

The volume includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another section that gathers together the informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled around the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses more formally 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.

Synopsis:

This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as full of beauty and 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.

The volume includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another section that gathers together the informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled around the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses more formally 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, long a member of the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Hall of Fame, was posthumously honored in 1978 with the John Burroughs Medal in tribute to a lifetime of work in conservation and, in particular, for A Sand County Almanac.

Robert Finch is the author of The Primal Place and Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod.

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colefoz348, June 17, 2014 (view all comments by colefoz348)
This is an excellent collection of essays. Leopold has given me a new perspective toward nature and there is no going back! His writing is very easy to follow similar to E.B. White's writngs.
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Sammy2009, October 10, 2012 (view all comments by Sammy2009)
Amazing book! Aldo Leopold understood ecosystems before there was even a word for it. A true way to see the natural world for its intrinsic value.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195059281
Foreword:
Schwartz, Charles W.
Author:
Leopold, Aldo
Foreword by:
Leopold, Aldo
Foreword:
Leopold, Aldo
Author:
null, Aldo
Author:
Finch, Robert
Author:
null, Robert
Author:
Leopold, Aldo
Author:
null, Charles W.
Author:
Schwartz, Charles W.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Conservation Biology
Subject:
Nature conservation -- United States.
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Conservation B
Subject:
iology
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
imitation leather burgundy 9842
Series:
Outdoor Essays & Reflections
Series Volume:
1700
Publication Date:
19890631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5.400 x 8.200 in 0.606 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as full of beauty and 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.

The volume includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another section that gathers together the informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled around the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses more formally 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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