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A Sand County Almanac

By Aldo Leopold
  • ISBN Code: : 9780197500262
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
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Few books have had a greater impact than A Sand County Almanac, which many credit with launching a revolution in land management. Written as a series of sketches based principally upon the flora and fauna in a rural part of Wisconsin, the book, originally published by Oxford in 1949, 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; a final section addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. Beloved for its description and evocation of the natural world, Leopold's book, which has sold well over 2 million copies, remains a foundational text in environmental science and a national treasure.

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Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology LOA 238

By Aldo Leopold
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Book Code : 9781598532067
  • Total of Pages : 832
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 444
  • Pdf File: aldo-leopold-a-sand-county-almanac-other-writings-on-conservation-and-ecology-loa-238.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A special edition of one of the greatest masterpieces of the environmental movement—plus original photographs and other writings on environmental ethics Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold’s essential contributions to our literature—some hard-to-find or previously unpublished—are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is his classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed—along with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring—as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it remains a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with Sand County are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold’s sharp-eyed, often humorous journals are illustrated here for the first time with his original photographs, drawings, and maps. Also unique to this collection is a selection of over 100 letters, most of them never before published, tracing his personal and professional evolution and his efforts to foster in others the love and sense of responsibility he felt for the land. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Land Pyramid as Philosophy and Structure in Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac

By Susanne Hefekäuser
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 9783656230601
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: the-land-pyramid-as-philosophy-and-structure-in-aldo-leopold-s-sand-county-almanac.pdf

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of English and Linguistics), course: Nature Writing, language: English, abstract: The essays which compose Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There have been written in a time span of over thirty years, some dating back to the 1910’s. Therefore, the work could rather be seen as a collection of essays than a monographic book. Additionally, Leopold writes about such a diversity of places and species, that the work as a whole seems to be very fragmented. However, this style of composition is not as randomized as it seems at first glance. Instead, as a whole, the essays of A Sand County Almanac form the structure of an ecosystem with interdependent parts supporting and challenging each other. In this paper, I will first explore Leopold’s own definition of an ecosystem as he describes it in the subchapter “The Land Pyramid”. Then, I will demonstrate that A Sand County Almanac mirrors the complex structures of such a system.

Aldo Leopold's Southwest

By Aldo Leopold
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  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Book Code : 0826315801
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: aldo-leopold-s-southwest.pdf

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Gathers the pre-Sand Country Almanac writings of Aldo Leopold, showing that he was not born an ecologist, but evolved over time through experimentation and thought.

The Essential Aldo Leopold

By Curt D. Meine
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 9780299165536
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: the-essential-aldo-leopold.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For the first time, the most important quotations of the great conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of A Sand County Almanac, are gathered in one volume. From conservation education to wildlife ecology, from wilderness protection to soil and water conservation, the writings of Aldo Leopold continue to have profound influence on those seeking to understand the earth and its care. Leopold biographer Curt Meine and noted conservation biologist Richard Knight have assembled this comprehensive collection of quotations from Leopold’s extensive and diverse writings, selected and organized to capture the richness and depth of the North American conservation movement. Prominent biologists, conservationists, historians, and philosophers provide introductory commentaries describing Leopold’s contributions in varied fields and reflecting upon the significance of his work today. Contributors: J. Baird Callicott David Ehrenfeld Susan L. Flader Eric T. Freyfogle Wes Jackson Paul W. Johnson Joni L. Kinsey Richard L. Knight Gary K. Meffe Curt Meine Gary Paul Nabhan Richard Nelson Bryan G. Norton David W. Orr Edwin P. Pister Donald Snow Stanley A. Temple Jack Ward Thomas Charles Wilkinson Terry Tempest Williams Donald Worster Joy B. Zedler

Thinking Like a Mountain

By Susan L. Flader
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 9780299145033
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: thinking-like-a-mountain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

When initially published more than twenty years ago, Thinking Like a Mountain was the first of a handful of efforts to capture the work and thought of America's most significant environmental thinker, Aldo Leopold. This new edition of Susan Flader's masterful account of Leopold's philosophical journey, including a new preface reviewing recent Leopold scholarship, makes this classic case study available again and brings much-deserved attention to the continuing influence and importance of Leopold today. Thinking Like a Mountain unfolds with Flader's close analysis of Leopold's essay of the same title, which explores issues of predation by studying the interrelationships between deer, wolves, and forests. Flader shows how his approach to wildlife management and species preservation evolved from his experiences restoring the deer population in the Southwestern United States, his study of the German system of forest and wildlife management, and his efforts to combat the overpopulation of deer in Wisconsin. His own intellectual development parallels the formation of the conservation movement, reflecting his struggle to understand the relationship between the land and its human and animal inhabitants. Drawing from the entire corpus of Leopold's works, including published and unpublished writing, correspondence, field notes, and journals, Flader places Leopold in his historical context. In addition, a biographical sketch draws on personal interviews with family, friends, and colleagues to illuminate his many roles as scientist, philosopher, citizen, policy maker, and teacher. Flader's insight and profound appreciation of the issues make Thinking Like a Mountain a standard source for readers interested in Leopold scholarship and the development of ecology and conservation in the twentieth century.

Marshland Elegy

By Aldo Leopold
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Book Code : 1882280032
  • Total of Pages : 30
  • Category : Marshes
  • Members : 749
  • Pdf File: marshland-elegy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Introductions by George Archibald and Nina Leopold Bradley.