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A Sand Country Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. It is a unique book, a classic work of conservation, 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 special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversay of the birth of Aldo Leopold.

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"One of the seminal works of the environmental movement."--The Boston Globe

"I have used this text for twenty years and will continue to use it....It should be required reading for every high school senior."--Walter L. Cook, Jr., University of Georgia

"An inspirational classic--as relevant today as it was when first published in 1949."--Paul S. Miko, University of New Mexico

"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir."--The San Francisco Chronicle

"It is safe to assume that A Sand County Almanac will be read for decades, and probably centuries to come."--William Vogt

"Any student of the natural resources and the environment is not yet educated if he or she has not read A Sand County Almanac."--Paul T. Tueller, University of Nevada at Reno

"A classic book, good to have in a [relatively] inexpensive edition."--Professor Marshall Spector, State University of New York

"A fine book--Robert Finch's introduction enhances a classic text."--Luther Erickson, Grinnell College

"Beautiful edition!"--Abby Lito, Middlebury College

"Special edition comments put this classic in needed perspective for modern students."--Burton E. Vaughan, Ph.D., Washington State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195006193
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/31/1966
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 269

Meet the Author

Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) began his professional career in 1909 when he joined the U.S. Forest Service. In 1924 he became Associate Director of the Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, and in 1933 the University of Wisconsin created a chair of game management for him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Great read on land ethics!

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2014

    I dearly love reading this book over and over again.  It's about

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2013

    A classic!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Great book, love it!

    Great book, love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    Meh at best

    I had to read this for school in 9th grade. That was 10 years ago. I recently picked it up again and tryed to read it and hated it just as much if not more than indid before. Its a boring book that goes into far to much detail about everything and is very hard fir anyone who isnt a 9th grade biology teacher to enjoy. I only gave it a 2 because it helped me pass 9th grade bio.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    Amazing book!

    Amazing book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2010

    Amazing read for all in tune with Mother Nature

    As many lessons as Walden's Pond, but is an easier read and well written.

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