9780197500262

A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here and There

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  • ISBN13:

    9780197500262

  • ISBN10:

    0197500269

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-04-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

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.

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.

Table of Contents


PART I: A SAND COUNTY ALMANAC
January: January Thaw
February: Good Oak
March: The Geese Return
April: Come High Water; Draba; Bur Oak; Sky Dance
May: Back from the Argentine
June: The Alder Folk
July: Great Possessions; Prairie Birthday
August: The Green Pasture
September: The Choral Copse
October: Smoky Gold; Too Early; Red Lanterns
November: If I Were the Wind; Axe-in-Hand; A Mighty Fortress
December: Home Range; Pines above the Snow; 65290

PART II: SKETCHES HERE AND THERE
Wisconsin: Marshland Elegy; The Sand Counties; Odyssey; On a Monument to the Pigeon; Flambeau
Illinois and Iowa: Illinois Bus Ride; Red Legs Kicking
Arizona and New Mexico: On Top; Thinking Like a Mountain; Escudilla
Chihuahua and Sonora: Guacamaja; The Green Lagoons; Song of the Gavilan
Oregon and Utah: Cheat Takes Over
Manitoba: Clandeboye

PART III: THE UPSHOT
Conservation Esthetic
Wildlife in American Culture
Wilderness
The Land Ethic

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