The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries

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    For the first time, the most important quotations of the great conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, are gathered in one volume. From conservation education to wildlife ecology, from wilderness protection to soil and water conservation, the writings of Aldo Leopold continue to have profound influence on those seeking to understand the earth and its care. Leopold biographer Curt Meine and noted conservation biologist Richard Knight have assembled this comprehensive ...

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    For the first time, the most important quotations of the great conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, are gathered in one volume. From conservation education to wildlife ecology, from wilderness protection to soil and water conservation, the writings of Aldo Leopold continue to have profound influence on those seeking to understand the earth and its care. Leopold biographer Curt Meine and noted conservation biologist Richard Knight have assembled this comprehensive collection of quotations from Leopold’s extensive and diverse writings, selected and organized to capture the richness and depth of the North American conservation movement.
    Prominent biologists, conservationists, historians, and philosophers provide introductory commentaries describing Leopold’s contributions in varied fields and reflecting upon the significance of his work today.

Contributors:
J. Baird Callicott David Ehrenfeld Susan L. Flader Eric T. Freyfogle Wes Jackson Paul W. Johnson Joni L. Kinsey Richard L. Knight Gary K. Meffe Curt Meine Gary Paul Nabhan Richard Nelson Bryan G. Norton David W. Orr Edwin P. Pister Donald Snow Stanley A. Temple Jack Ward Thomas Charles Wilkinson Terry Tempest Williams Donald Worster Joy B. Zedler

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Leopold's biographer Meine and conservation biologist Knight collect quotations of a paragraph or two from the conservationist best known as the author of . They arrange them by topic under the broad themes of conservation, science and practice, conservation policy, and conservation and culture. Each chapter begins with an introductory essay by conservation scholar. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780299165505
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1900
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Curt D. Meine is the author of Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Richard L. Knight is professor of wildlife conservation, Colorado State University, and co-editor of several volumes including Wildlife and Recreation and Stewardship Across Boundaries.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Editors' Note
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Conservation Science and Practice 1
1 Forest Ecology and Management: Axe-in-Hand 3
2 Range Ecology and Management: Open Thinking on the Range 20
3 Outdoor Recreation: Leopold and the "Still Unlovely Mind" 32
4 Wildlife Ecology and Management: Building the Foundations of Wildlife Conservation 45
5 Soil and Water Conservation: Traveling in the Right Direction 72
6 Agriculture: Preparing for a Sustainable Agriculture 87
7 Wilderness: A Place of Humility 99
8 Ecological Restoration: The Continuing Challenge of Restoration 116
9 Bio diversity and Conservation Biology: Standing on Solid Shoulders 127
Pt. II Conservation Policy 153
10 Private Land: Aldo Leopold on Private Land 155
11 Public Land: Aldo Leopold on Public Land 168
12 Advocacy: Throwing Your Weight Around 178
13 Economics: Do Economists Know About Lupines? 190
14 Environmental Policy: Leopold as Practical Moralist and Pragmatic Policy Analyst 201
Pt. III Conservation and Culture 221
15 Hunting and Fishing: Hunting for Common Ground 223
16 Environmental History: Leopold and the Changing Landscape of History 237
17 Education: What Is Education For? 255
18 Arts and Sciences: Between Imagination and Observation 269
19 Land Esthetics: Through Successive Stages of the Beautiful 279
20 Land Ethics: Into Terra Incognita 296
21 Leopold's Voice: The Reach of Words 314
Notes 333
Quotation Sources 343
Contributors 357
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