The River of the Mother of God: And Other Essays by Aldo Leopold

The River of the Mother of God: And Other Essays by Aldo Leopold

by Aldo Leopold
     
 
These fifty-nine essays by the author of the environmental classic A Sand County Almanac range from "A Tramp in November", penned in 1904 when Leopold was a seventeen-year-old schoolboy, to "The Ecological Conscience", written in 1947, the year before his death.

Overview

These fifty-nine essays by the author of the environmental classic A Sand County Almanac range from "A Tramp in November", penned in 1904 when Leopold was a seventeen-year-old schoolboy, to "The Ecological Conscience", written in 1947, the year before his death.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This collection of conservationist Leopold's ( A Sand County Almanac ) writings, spanning the years 1904-1947, traces the development of his environmentalism. Illustrations. (Feb.)
Library Journal
Leopold was a renowned conservationist and educator who devoted his life to preservation of the natural environment. His classic work, Sand County Almanac (1949; Oxford Univ. Pr., 1989. pap.), is still used as the conservationists' bible. Flader and Callicott have compiled a collection of Leopold's unpublished essays from the archives of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published papers from a variety of periodicals covering the years 1904-47. The chronological arrangement of the 59 essays reveals the development of Leopold's beliefs over time. A short introduction describing the circumstances in which it was written and the intended audience precedes each essay. A biographical chronology and the introduction trace Leopold's life. Recommended for environmental collections.--Irwin Weintraub, Rutgers Univ. Libs., Piscataway, N.J.
Booknews
A collection of previously unpublished or hard to find essays by the legendary conservationist and author of the classic A Sand County almanac. The earliest essay was written in 1904 when Leopold was a 17-year-old schoolboy; the last in 1947, the year before his death. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299127602
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.09(d)

Meet the Author

Aldo Leopold was Professor of Wildlife Management at the University of Wisconsin.  Susan L. Flader is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  J. Baird Callicott is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

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