Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation [NOOK Book]

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A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, Aldo Leopold was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, his essential contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or previously unpublished––are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is Leopold’s classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental ...
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Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation

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Overview


A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, Aldo Leopold was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, his essential contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or previously unpublished––are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is Leopold’s classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it is still astonishing today: a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with Sand County are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold’s field journals are presented here as they have never been before, newly transcribed from the original manuscripts (some of them previously unpublished), and accompanied by over 100 of his original drawings, photographs, and maps. Also unique to this volume is a selection of almost 100 of Leopold’s letters, both personal and professional––all but a few of them now published for the first time. A newly researched chronology and notes offer details about Leopold’s life, the conservation movement, and the contemporary contexts of his work. An “Index of Animals and Plants” and a general index are designed to aid the naturalist and student of Leopold. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598532678
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Series: Library of America
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 302,558
  • File size: 6 MB

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CURT MEINE, editor, serves as Senior Fellow for the Center for Humans and Nature and the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He is the author of the definitive biography Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work and Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation. He lives in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.  
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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    A classic collection of Leopold's writing.

    With Sand County Almanac as its base, Meine adds a thoughtful collection of lesser know Leopold writings that show the evolution of his thought about the Land Ethic, conservation, and humanity's connection to nature. This collection of essays and letters are relevant and meaningful in the 21st Century as we cope with the global issues of climate change and human population/consumption pressures. These Leopold writings are soul-food for the spirit of anyone who is "learning to live on a piece of land without spoiling it."

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