Aldo Leopold and the Ecological Conscience

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Richard L. Knight Professor of Wildlife Conservation Colorado State University, Susanne Riedel Research Assistant North Carolina Zoological Park
Oxford University Press, Mar 18, 2002 - Nature - 216 pages
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In Aldo Leopold and an Ecological Conscience ecologists, wildlife biologists, and other professional conservationists explore the ecological legacy of Aldo Leopold and his A Sand County Almanac and his contributions to the environmental movement, the philosophy of science, and natural resource management. Twelve personal essays describe the enormous impact he has had on each author, from influencing the daily operations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the creation of a land-use ethics guide for Forest Service personnel, to much needed inspiration for continuing on in today's large, complex and often problematic world of science. Here is Aldo Leopold as a mentor, friend, and companion and an affirmation of his hope that science will continue to be practiced in the cause of conservation.
  

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Contents

Moving Mountains
14
Aldo Leopold
34
Aldo Leopolds Wilderness Sand County and my Garden
46
Then and Now
60
Great Possessions Leopolds Good Oak
72
From the Balance of Nature to the Flux of Nature The Land Ethic in a Time of Change
90
Aldo Leopold Wag a Conservation Biologist
106
Professor Leopold What is Education For?
118
Aldo Leopold and the Value of Nature
128
Leopolds Land Ethic A Vision for Today
140
Aldo Leopold Conservationist and Hunter
150
The AB Dichotomy and the Future
158
What Would Aldo Have Done? A Personal Story
168
Index
179
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Page xi - The evolution of a land ethic is an intellectual as well as emotional process. Conservation is paved with good intentions which prove to be futile, or even dangerous, because they are devoid of critical understanding either of the land, or of economic land-use.

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