The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries

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Curt D. Meine, Richard L. Knight
Univ of Wisconsin Press, Dec 16, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 362 pages
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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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Contents

FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT AxeinHand
3
RANGE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT Open Thinking on the Range
20
OUTDOOR RECREATION Leopold and the Still Unlovely Mind
32
WILDLIFE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT Building the Foundations of Wildlife Conservation
45
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION Traveling in the Right Direction
72
AGRICULTURE Preparing for a Sustainable Agriculture
87
WILDERNESS A Place of Humility
99
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION The Continuing Challenge of Restoration
116
ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Leopold as Practical Moralist and Pragmatic Policy Analyst
201
Conservation and Culture
221
HUNTING AND FISHING Hunting for Common Ground
223
ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY Leopold and the Changing Landscape of History
237
EDUCATION What Is Education For? David W Orr
255
ARTS AND SCIENCES Between Imagination and Observation
269
LAND ESTHETICS Through Successive Stages of the Beautiful
279
LAND ETHICS Into Terra Incognita
296

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY Standing on Solid Shoulders
127
Conservation Policy
153
PRIVATE LAND Aldo Leopold on Private Land
155
PUBLIC LAND Aldo Leopold on Public Land
168
ADVOCACY Throwing Your Weight Around
178
ECONOMICS Do Economists Know About Lupines?
190
LEOPOLDS VOICE The Reach of Words
314
Notes
333
Quotation Sources
343
Contributors
357
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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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