The Essential Aldo Leopold

The Essential Aldo Leopold : Quotations and Commentaries

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For the first time, the most important quotations of the great conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac," are gathered in one volume. From conservation education to wildlife ecology, from wilderness protection to soil and water conservation, the writings of Aldo Leopold continue to have profound influence on those seeking to understand the earth and its care. Leopold biographer Curt Meine and noted conservation biologist Richard Knight have assembled this comprehensive collection of quotations from Leopold s extensive and diverse writings, selected and organized to capture the richness and depth of the North American conservation movement. Prominent biologists, conservationists, historians, and philosophers provide introductory commentaries describing Leopold s contributions in varied fields and reflecting upon the significance of his work today. Contributors: J. Baird Callicott David Ehrenfeld Susan L. Flader Eric T. Freyfogle Wes Jackson Paul W. Johnson Joni L. Kinsey Richard L. Knight Gary K. Meffe Curt Meine Gary Paul Nabhan Richard Nelson Bryan G. Norton David W. Orr Edwin P. Pister Donald Snow Stanley A. Temple Jack Ward Thomas Charles Wilkinson Terry Tempest Williams Donald Worster Joy B. Zedler"

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  • Book | 384 pages
  • 159 x 238.3 x 29mm | 746.47g
  • University of Wisconsin Press
  • WisconsinUnited States
  • English
  • 21 b&w photographs
  • 0299165507
  • 9780299165505

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We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyessomething known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view. Aldo Leopold"

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About Aldo Leopold

Curt D. Meine is the author of "Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work," published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Richard L. Knight is professor of wildlife conservation, Colorado State University, and co-editor of several volumes including "Wildlife and Recreation" and "Stewardship Across Boundaries."

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