A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River

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Ballantine Books, 1970 - Nature - 269 pages
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"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir." San Francisco Chronicle

These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. A stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.
 

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A series of essays in this posthumous collection takes you through a year in the 1940s at Aldo Leopold's farm in Wisconsin, followed by an essay on "The Land Ethic" exploring making conservation part ... Read full review

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This is a classic book about environmentalism. It was interesting for me to read at the same time as "Rightful Heritage" by Douglas Brinkley, since Leopold was a character in the FDR administration ... Read full review

Contents

JANUARY
3
MARCH
11
APRIL
21
AUGUST
38
JULY
44
SEPTEMBER
56
NOVEMBER
70
DECEMBER
83
OREGON AND UTAH
164
COUNTRY
177
THE ROUND RIVER
188
NATURAL HISTORY
202
WILDLIFE IN AMERICAN CULTURE
211
THE DEER SWA TH
223
THE LAND ETHIC
237
WILDERNESS
264

WISCONSIN
90
ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO
130
CHIHUAHUA AND SONORA
146
CONSER VA TION ES THE TIC
280
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About the author (1970)

Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa, in 1887. Educated at the Lawrenceville School and Yale University, he joined the United States Forest Service in 1909 as a forest assistant in New Mexico and Arizona. One of the founders of the Wilderness Society, he initiated, in 1924, the first Forest Wilderness Area in the United States (which is now the Gila National Forest). Moving to Madison, Wisconsin, he was Associate Director of the Forest Products Laboratory, as well as consulting forester to several states.

Mr. Leopold founded the profession of game management and wrote the first important book on the subject. In 1933, the University of Wisconsin created a Chair of Game Management for him. He died in 1948, while fighting a brush fire on a neighbor's farm. His death cut short an assignment as an advisor on conservation to the United Nations, and left his book A Sand County Almanac as the last statement of his uncompromising philosophy.

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