Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire

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Oxford University Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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Aldo Leopold was America's foremost conservationist and environmental scholar. He is renowned for starting the national wilderness system, founding the field of wildlife management and ecology, and writing the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac. He devoted his life to the question, "How do we live on the land without spoiling it?" Both his work and his writings continue to inspire millions of people in their efforts to solve this problem.
Written in a clear, accessible style, this biography reveals the background, early inspiration, and triumphs of Aldo Leopold. Marybeth Lorbiecki traces Leopold's development as a leader in the conservationist movement and explores his environmental writings, achievements, and philosophy. At the same time, Lorbiecki examines Leopold's life as a husband and father, allowing readers to see for the first time both the personal and public side of this great educator, writer, advocate, and philosopher.

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User Review  - witchyrichy - LibraryThing

I have finished Aldo Leopold: A Fierce Green Fire by Marybeth Lorbiecki. It was short and I sometimes missed having greater detail about the life of this extraordinary man but I liked the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

It was great reading about Aldo's upbringing, but the writing was a bit drab. I'm glad it was a quick read! Read full review

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Marybeth Lorbiecki is the author of numerous books and articles about environmental issues. She currently works with the conservation group Pheasants Forever.

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