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

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

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by Aldo Leopold, Paul Horwich
     
 

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First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of 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. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the

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First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of 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. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another part that gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses 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.

Editorial Reviews

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199743872
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/31/1968
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
62,027
File size:
2 MB

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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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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