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    A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from 'Round River' (Galaxy Books) (Paperback) By (author) Aldo Leopold, Introduction by Robert Finch, Illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz

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    DescriptionFirst 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 PrimalPlace, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.


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    Title
    A Sand County Almanac
    Subtitle
    With Other Essays on Conservation from 'Round River'
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aldo Leopold, Introduction by Robert Finch, Illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195007770
    ISBN 10: 0195007778
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC E4L: ENV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: RNK
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000, TRV025000
    B&T Approval Code: A60320000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A61350000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    DC21: 578.0973
    LC classification: QH81.L56 1
    DC22: 508.73
    LC classification: QH81 .L56 1987
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: RNK, WN, RNT
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition
    2, Enlarged
    Edition statement
    Enlarged edition
    Illustrations note
    numerous text illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    06 March 1968
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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
    Review text
    Essays - slight and charming enough- which range from the descriptive to the philosophical, and which would have very limited appeal to those who enjoy random bits of nature. The book falls into three sections:- Part I- the Almanac of a week-end refuge on a Wisconsin farm, round the seasons; II- sketches taking issue with conservation as it is practised, based on some forty years of observation; III- his creed of conservation, as an extension of ethics from people to land. The second section expands the regional interest from the Wisconsin locale of the first section, to the far cry of Mexico to Manitoba. He pulls no punches in his attack on the degeneration of sports, with bigger and better gadgets, in his opinion that most conservation is local alleviation, and that land health is better than land doctoring. But unfortunately, the general flavor of his writing, and the appearance of the book, with its charming sketches by Charles W. Schwartz, do not give one a sense of actually challenging the reader. (Kirkus Reviews)