A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There

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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.

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A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River

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Overview

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.

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195059281
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/15/1989
  • Edition description: Commemorat
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 105,350
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Aldo Leopold, long a member of the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Hall of Fame, was posthumously honored in 1978 with the John Burroughs Medal in tribute to a lifetime of work in conservation and, in particular, for A Sand County Almanac.
Robert Finch is the author of The Primal Place and Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Delights and Dilemmas of a Sand County Almanac xv
Part I: A Sand County Almanac
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Part II: Sketches Here and There
Wisconsin
Illinois and Iowa
Arizona and New Mexico
Chihuahua and Sonora
Oregon and Utah
Manitoba
Part III: The Upshot Conservation Esthetic 165
Wildlife in American Culture 177
Wilderness 188
The Land Ethic 201
About the Author 227
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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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