A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
With Essays on Conservation

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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 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. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillards Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbeys Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finchs The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.
 

About Aldo Leopold

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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.
 
Published December 31, 1966 by Oxford University Press, USA. 242 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Travel, Professional & Technical, History, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Essays — slight and charming enough- which range from the descriptive to the philosophical, and which would have very limited appeal to those who enjoy random bits of nature.

Oct 27 1949 | Read Full Review of A Sand County Almanac: With E...

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These original essays on the natural environment by renowned conservationist Leopold (1887–1948) were first published posthumously in 1949. In this edition, more than 80 lush photographs shot

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Sand County Songs offers a new way to explore the themes of Aldo Leopold’s famous book, A Sand County Almanac, set in central Wisconsin.

Mar 29 2012 | Read Full Review of A Sand County Almanac: With E...

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