The River of the Mother of God and Other EssaysPaperback
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- Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
- Format: Paperback | 400 pages
- Dimensions: 153mm x 229mm x 22mm | 582g
- Publication date: 31 March 1993
- Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
- ISBN 10: 0299127648
- ISBN 13: 9780299127640
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Illustrations note: 12 illustrations, 6 drawings
- Sales rank: 587,025
A collection of 59 essays aiming to demonstrate the thinking and development of Aldo Leopold, who propelled the US conservation movement from garden to government agencies. He was one of the first to recognize the importance of ecology while it was emerging as a new scientific discipline.
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Aldo Leopold was Professor of Wildlife Management at the University of Wisconsin. Susan L. Flader is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia. J. Baird Callicott is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
"Aldo Leopold was a rare and wonderful combination of prophet, professor, civil servant, and muddy-boot lover of the land. Like Henry David Thoreau and John Muir, his heart was in the forest and the field, and his best-known work, "A Sand County Almanac", has rightly been compared in soul and spirit to their writings. But unlike Thoreau and Muir, Leopold also spent a lifetime in the suit-and-tie world of government and academia. He led the way in propelling the United States conservation movement from garden and shooting clubs to government agencies and legislatures, and was perhaps the first person to fully perceive the importance of a new scientific discipline--ecology--that half a century later would have profound political impact. . . . Now, two Leopold experts have gathered together 59 essays to show the breadth and depth of his thinking and above all his intellectual development. . . . Flader and Callicott have done an excellent job of giving public voice to a pioneer environmentalist."--Brad Knickerbocker, "Christian Science Monitor"