9780195059281

A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here and There

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    9780195059281

  • ISBN10:

    019505928X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1989-06-15
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "full of beauty andvigor 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. The volume includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another section that gathers together the informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled around the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; anda final section in which Leopold addresses more formally 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 remainsas relevant today as it was forty years ago.

Author Biography


Aldo Leopold, long a member of the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Hall of Fame, was posthumously honored in 1978 with the John Burroughs Medal in tribute to a lifetime of work in conservation and, in particular, for A Sand County Almanac.
Robert Finch is the author of The Primal Place and Common Ground: A Naturalist's Cape Cod.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Delights and Dilemmas of a Sand County Almanac xv
Part I: A Sand County Almanac
January
January Thaw
3(3)
February
Good Oak
6(12)
March
The Geese Return
18(5)
April
Come High Water
23(3)
Draba
26(1)
Bur Oak
26(4)
Sky Dance
30(4)
May
Back from the Argentine
34(3)
June
The Alder Fork
37(4)
July
Great Possessions
41(3)
Prairie Birthday
44(7)
August
The Green Pasture
51(2)
September
The Choral Copse
53(1)
October
Smoky Gold
54(5)
Too Early
59(3)
Red Lanterns
62(4)
November
If I Were the Wind
66(1)
Axe-in-Hand
67(6)
A Mighty Fortress
73(5)
December
Home Range
78(3)
Pines above the Snow
81(6)
65290
87(8)
Part II: Sketches Here and There
Wisconsin
Marshland Elegy
95(6)
The Sand Counties
101(3)
Odyssey
104(4)
On a Monument to the Pigeon
108(4)
Flambeau
112(5)
Illinois and Iowa
Illinois Bus Ride
117(3)
Red Legs Kicking
120(2)
Arizona and New Mexico
On Top
122(7)
Thinking Like a Mountain
129(4)
Escudilla
133(4)
Chihuahua and Sonora
Guacamaja
137(4)
The Green Lagoons
141(8)
Song of the Gavilan
149(5)
Oregon and Utah
Cheat Takes Over
154(4)
Manitoba
Clandeboye
158(7)
Part III: The Upshot
Conservation Esthetic 165(12)
Wildlife in American Culture 177(11)
Wilderness 188(13)
The Land Ethic 201(26)
About the Author 227

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