A Sand County almanac ( edition) | Open LibraryAdmired by an ever-growing number of readers and imitated by hundreds of writers, A Sand County Almanac serves as one of the cornerstones of modern conservation science, policy, and ethics. First published by Oxford University Press in , it has become a conservation classic. While Aldo Leopold was writing in the s, he could not have imagined the far-reaching impact his book would have. It has been translated into 14 languages and more than two million copies have been printed. Long respected in his own fields of forestry and wildlife ecology, Leopold was a prolific writer for scientific journals and conservation magazines. However, in , sometime after his 53rd birthday, he became focused on reaching the general public with his conservation message. Working over a year period, he wrote, re-wrote, and re-wrote again, essays that both informed readers of how the natural world worked and inspired them to take action to ensure the future health of the land and water that sustains all life.
A Sand County Almanac
A Sand County Almanac
It was published in , one hundred years after his birth and hosts a faithful introduction by Robert Finch. It was re-named Sand County Almanac, and the essays were edited by his son, Luna, friends and colleagues. The process must have been, at once, difficult for them yet cathartic. It is a shortish book of thoughtfully communicated knowledge, loaded with ideas and with a spine of steel. As Leopold said:.
First published in 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 Americas 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. See more about this book on Archive. Copy and paste this code into your Wikipedia page. Need help? Last edited by ImportBot. August 12, History.
Look Inside. Dec 12, ISBN Conjuring up one extraordinary vision after another, Aldo Leopold takes readers with him on the road and through the seasons on a fantastic tour of our priceless natural resources, explaining the destructive effects humankind has had on the land and issuing a bold challenge to protect the world we love.
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