A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

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by Aldo Leopold, Charles W. Schwartz, Robert Finch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019505928X

ISBN-13: 9780195059281

Pub. Date: 06/15/1989

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195059281
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/1989
Edition description:
Commemorat
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
45,763
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

“Haunting, graceful . . . with a journalist’s unblinking eye and an appreciation of bitter irony.” —The New York Times

“Harrowing, cinematic. . . . Styled after Conrad, Camus, and Greene . . . it gets to you, slithers into your dreams like the original snake in the Edenic hill country of central Africa.” —Elle

“[A] wonderfully rich portrait of fear and love in the face of atrocity . . . chillingly evocative . . . This land of the dying comes alive.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Harrrowing. . . . A brilliant book full of rage and sorrow.” —The Baltimore Sun

“Remarkable. . . . Courtemanche . . . [uses] fiction’s unique capacity to imaginatively adopt the viewpoints of others to show us the reality of what happened in Rwanda more intimately than journalism ever could. . . . One cannot consider one’s awareness of the Rwanda Genocide sufficiently profound without reading this book.” —Washington Post

“The novel of the year. . . . A fresco with humanist accents which could easily find a place next to the works of Albert Camus and Graham Greene.” —La Presse

“Astonishing. . . . Moving, comic and horrifying all at once. . . . Courtemanche’s novel conveys the pressure of lived experience very powerfully; yet at the same time experience is clearly meditated by a sophisticated literary imagination. . . . The first great novel of the catastrophe that befell the country.” —The Guardian

“Compelling. . . . [Like] a report from the front lines. . . . Courtemanche, like his journalist hero, keeps the memory of [the Rwandan genocide] alive with his words.” —Boston Globe

“This is where Courtemanche is most powerful: he’s not afraid to question morality, nor to reveal the human condition in all its heinous inhumanity. The story is intense and gut-wrenching . . . poetic and disquieting.” —The Observer

“Illuminating and horrifying, compassionate and scathing. . . . Despite the harrowing subject matter of the novel, Courtemanche sustains a composed narrative voice of grim detachment. The effect is chilling.” —Times Literary Supplement

“Evokes humanity in all its depth and breadth. . . . Through a felicitous mix of reportage and fiction, Courtemanche has powerfully portrayed a lucid character deeply engaged in a humanist quest.” —Le Journal de Montreal

“Powerful. . . . Written with brutal earthiness and a tender, sensual transcendence.” —Toronto Globe & Mail

“Excellent. . . .Urgent and nervewrackingly ominous, with a surprisingly boisterous humour but, mostly, it leaves a numb shock.” –Financial Times

“This novel is not only powerful and beautifully written. Corrosive, denunciatory, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali also evokes the powerlessness and the complicity that permitted the [Rwandan] massacre to take place.” —Le Devoir

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A Sand County Almanac 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading a Sand County Almanac, it will change your perspective on your environment and the interdependenc between ecosystems.
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Pads in and lays down in her nest.
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She set up 2 nests; one for her and one right besie that one for Dashingwind
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Warriors Den
TropicalHouston More than 1 year ago
I dearly love reading this book over and over again.  It's about the wonderful nature all around us.  One person stated in their review that every human being should read the writing of Aldo Leopold.  I truly believe this.  I can feel like I'm with Mr. Leopold, walking through the woods in the early morning with a cup of coffee, just listening to the birds as they start singing on a new day.  It's one of those books that is such a pleasure to read, that you don't want it to end.  That's why I read it over and over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every human being should read the writings of Aldo Leopold! The heartfelf observations by the Mr. Leopold apply TODAY! At some basic level, each and everyone of us MUST become a conservationist! Adults will enjoy the artful expressions of the author's essays. However, I would highly recommend that highschool students and young adults read and consider what they could do to conserve all natural resources!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely, well written book, evoking the seasons on a farm in the Sand County of Wisconsin. Balance of the volume documents the early years of the ecology movement, the beginnings of awareness that all life is connected. Much has changed since those early years, but much is sadly still the same. Aldo Leopold is a legend, a must-read for anyone interested in the life and health of our planet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, love it!
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WonderWomanKG More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leupold's philosophy of land ethics go far beyond just conservation. This book should be required reading. Best book I've read in a long time.
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As many lessons as Walden's Pond, but is an easier read and well written.
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