For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings / Edition 2

For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings / Edition 2

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by Aldo Leopold
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559637633

ISBN-13: 9781559637633

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanac is widely regarded as one of the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold sets forth an eloquent plea for the development of a "land ethic"-a belief that humans have a duty to interact with the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise "the land" in ways that ensure…  See more details below

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<p>Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanac is widely regarded as one of the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold sets forth an eloquent plea for the development of a "land ethic"-a belief that humans have a duty to interact with the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise "the land" in ways that ensure their well-being and survival.<p>For the Health of the Land, a new collection of rare and previously unpublished essays by Leopold, builds on that vision of ethical land use and develops the concept of "land health" and the practical measures landowners can take to sustain it. The writings are vintage Leopold-clear, sensible, and provocative, sometimes humorous, often lyrical, and always inspiring. Joining them together are a wisdom and a passion that transcend the time and place of the author's life.<p>The book offers a series of forty short pieces, arranged in seasonal "almanac" form, along with longer essays, arranged chronologically, which show the development of Leopold's approach to managing private lands for conservation ends. The final essay is a never before published work, left in pencil draft at his death, which proposes the concept of land health as an organizing principle for conservation. Also featured is an introduction by noted Leopold scholars J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle that provides a brief biography of Leopold and places the essays in the context of his life and work, and an afterword by conservation biologist Stanley A. Temple that comments on Leopold's ideas from the perspective of modern wildlife management.<p>The book's conservation message and practical ideas are as relevant today as they were when first written over fifty years ago. For the Health of the Land represents a stunning new addition to the literary legacy of Aldo Leopold.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559637633
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction3
Pt. IConserving Rural Wildlife
Game Management: A New Field for Science27
Helping Ourselves: Being the Adventures of a Farmer and a Sportsman Who Produced Their Own Shooting Ground33
The Wisconsin River Marshes40
Coon Valley: An Adventure in Cooperative Conservation47
Farm Game Management in Silesia54
Be Your Own Emperor70
Pt. IIA Landowner's Conservation Almanac
Winter
Winter Cover84
Winter Food86
Feed the Songbirds88
Woodlot Wildlife89
Stories in the Snow91
Winter Care of Plantings92
Do We Want a Woodsless Countryside?94
The Farmer and the Rabbit95
The Farmer and the Fox97
Pines above the Snow100
Spring
The Farm Pond103
The Marsh105
Evergreens for Cover107
When the Geese Return109
Bur Oak: Badge of Wisconsin110
Bluebirds Welcome112
Back from the Argentine114
Sky Dance of Spring116
Farmers and Ducks118
Cliff Swallows to Order119
Summer
Wildflower Corners121
Windbreaks123
The Farm Arboretum124
Pheasant Planting126
Pheasant Damage128
Bird Houses130
Wildlife and Water132
Bobwhite134
Fifth Column of the Fencerow135
Roadside Prairies137
Fall
Wild Foods140
Feeding Stations142
Look for Bird Bands143
The Hawk and Owl Question145
Feed Early147
Farm Fur Crops148
Farming in Color151
Smartweed Sanctuaries153
From Little Acorns154
Woodlot Wildlife and Plant Disease157
Pt. IIIConservation and Land Health
The Farmer as a Conservationist161
History of the Riley Game Cooperative, 1931-1939175
Planning for Wildlife193
Biotic Land-Use198
What Is a Weed?207
The Outlook for Farm Wildlife213
The Land-Health Concept and Conservation218
Afterword227
Acknowledgments239
Editors' Notes241
About the Contributors243

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