A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River

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Ballantine Books, 1970 - Nature - 269 pages
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"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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Crappy socialist book. Main theme is "let's steal everyone's property" because they are too dumb to take care of it.

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A Sand County Almanac is this man’s account his surroundings and his thoughts and reflections on the human intervention within this environ he calls nature. However peaceful it may sound, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac is a cluttered work of non-fiction where the author cannot decide whether to be a phenologist, conservationist, or philosopher. Leopold uses this work to talk down to his audience of ‘booksmarts’ and point out that traditional education is worsening this country while contradicting many of his arguments along the way. A Sand County Almanac is blindly revered by some scholars who delve too deep into a broken philosophy and scrambled themes of a lived man with eighty acres of land in the sand hills of Wisconsin.  

Contents

JANUARY
3
MARCH
11
APRIL
21
AUGUST
38
JULY
44
SEPTEMBER
56
NOVEMBER
70
DECEMBER
83
OREGON AND UTAH
164
COUNTRY
177
THE ROUND RIVER
188
NATURAL HISTORY
202
WILDLIFE IN AMERICAN CULTURE
211
THE DEER SWA TH
223
THE LAND ETHIC
237
WILDERNESS
264

WISCONSIN
90
ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO
130
CHIHUAHUA AND SONORA
146
CONSER VA TION ES THE TIC
280
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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. His travels in Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Oregon, Manitoba, and other destinations are reflected in his writing.

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