A Sand County Almanac (2nd ed.)

With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River

by Aldo Leopold

Series: Galaxy Books

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  • 019972587X
  • 9780195007770
  • 9780199725878
  • 9780199743872
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.
  • Oxford University Press; December 1968
  • ISBN: 9780199725878
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: A Sand County Almanac
  • Series: Galaxy Books
  • Author: Aldo Leopold
  • Imprint: Oxford University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 019972587X
  • 9780195007770
  • 9780199725878
  • 9780199743872

In The Press

"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

About 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.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 019972587X
  • 9780195007770
  • 9780199725878
  • 9780199743872