A Sand County Almanac
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A Sand County Almanac

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by Aldo Leopold
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195146174

ISBN-13: 9780195146172

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A classic work of nature writing--now in a spectacularly illustrated gift edition

Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists and is indeed revered by everyone seriously interested in protecting the natural world. Hailed for prose that is "full of beauty and vigor and bite" (The New York Times<

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A classic work of nature writing--now in a spectacularly illustrated gift edition

Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists and is indeed revered by everyone seriously interested in protecting the natural world. 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.

Now this classic work is available in a completely redesigned and lavishly illustrated gift edition, featuring over one hundred beautiful full-color pictures by Michael Sewell, one of the country's leading nature photographers. Sewell, whose work has graced the pages of Audubon and Sierra magazines, walked Leopold's property in Wisconsin and shot these photographs specifically for this edition, allowing readers to see Sand County as Leopold saw it. The resulting layout is spectacular. But the heart of the book remains Leopold's carefully rendered observations of nature. Here we follow Leopold throughout the year, from January to December, as he walks about the rural Wisconsin landscape, watching a woodcock dance skyward in golden afternoon light, or spying a rough-legged hawk dropping like a feathered bomb on its prey. And perhaps most important are Leopold's trenchant comments throughout the book on our abuse of the land and on what we must do to preserve this invaluable treasure. This edition also includes two of Leopold's most eloquent essays on conservation, "The Land Ethic" and "Marshland Elegy."

With this gift edition of A Sand County Almanac, a new generation of readers can walk beside one of America's most respected naturalists as he conveys the beauty of a marsh before sunrise or the wealth of history to be found in an ancient oak.

About the Author: Michael Sewell is a widely recognized nature photographer with a long-standing relationship with the Sierra Club. A book of his photographs, Bay Area Wild: A Celebration of the Natural Heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area, was published in 1997. Kenneth Brower is a prominent environmental writer and advocate whose books include The Starship and the Canoe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195146172
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
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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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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