A Sand County Almanac
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A Sand County Almanac

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by Aldo Leopold
     
 

"Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists. Hailed for prose that is "full of beauty and vigor and bite" (The New York Times), it is perhaps the finest example of nature writing since Thoreau's Walden, and one of the most influential works ever written about humans and the environment." This illustrated… See more details below

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"Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists. Hailed for prose that is "full of beauty and vigor and bite" (The New York Times), it is perhaps the finest example of nature writing since Thoreau's Walden, and one of the most influential works ever written about humans and the environment." This illustrated edition, with more than eighty color images by acclaimed photographer Michael Sewell, celebrates the Wisconsin farm where the seasons of Leopold's almanac unfold. Sewell, with a dogeared paperback of Sand County in his camera bag, followed the author's footsteps across the landscape, capturing with his lens the same woodland, river, marsh, and wildlife that Aldo captured with his pen. Leopold takes us through the year from January to December, watching a woodcock dance in golden afternoon light, or listening to quail song at daybreak. He finds the poetry not only in the sweep of geese across the autumn sky, but also in the humble draba plant or the act of chopping a tree. And Michael Sewell displays an almost uncanny gift for finding images that resonate side by side with Aldo's words, allowing readers to experience this classic work as never before.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195146172
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
565,049
Product dimensions:
12.30(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.75(d)

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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