A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River
"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir." San Francisco Chronicle
These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. A stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.
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I am shocked and appalled by the vehemently hateful banter from previous reviewers in the google community. It's both disheartening and impressive at the same time to see how some people can project their own misconceptions into a body of work as benign and unassuming as 'A Sand County Almanac'.
Having come from a Daoist family that escaped communist China, I can assure future readers that there is no hint of Marxism or threat to democracy in this book. Rather, it is simply a reflection of the observations of the famed father of American wilderness conservation whom died honorably as a firefighter.
Mr. Leopold's work is simply as the description describes a nonfiction account of his observations in the balance and harmony of nature over a number of decades. Why haters need to turn it into anything more than that, or even take offense to something this simple, is beyond me.
Crappy socialist book. Main theme is "let's steal everyone's property" because they are too dumb to take care of it.