Thinking like a mountain: Aldo Leopold and the evolution of an ecological attitude toward deer, wolves, and forests
When initially published more than twenty years ago, Thinking Like a Mountain was the first of a handful of efforts to capture the work and thought of America's most significant environmental thinker, Aldo Leopold. This new edition of Susan Flader's masterful account of Leopold's philosophical journey, including a new preface reviewing recent Leopold scholarship, makes this classic case study available again and brings much-deserved attention to the continuing influence and importance of Leopold today. Thinking Like a Mountain unfolds with Flader's close analysis of Leopold's essay of the same title, which explores issues of predation by studying the interrelationships between deer, wolves, and forests. Flader shows how his approach to wildlife management and species preservation evolved from his experiences restoring the deer population in the Southwestern United States, his study of the German system of forest and wildlife management, and his efforts to combat the overpopulation of deer in Wisconsin. His own intellectual development parallels the formation of the conservation movement, reflecting his struggle to understand the relationship between the land and its human and animal inhabitants. Drawing from the entire corpus of Leopold's works, including published and unpublished writing, correspondence, field notes, and journals, Flader places Leopold in his historical context. In addition, a biographical sketch draws on personal interviews with family, friends, and colleagues to illuminate his many roles as scientist, philosopher, citizen, policy maker, and teacher. Flader's insight and profound appreciation of the issues make Thinking Like a Mountain a standard source for readers interested in Leopold scholarship and the development of ecology and conservation in the twentieth century.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Thinking Like a Mountain
Southwestern Game Fields
and What the Vhite Man Has Done to It Game
7 other sections not shown
agement Aldo Leopold antlerless Apache Arizona artiﬁcial Black Canyon buck carrying capacity cattle Chequamegon commissioners conservation commission conservation congress conservation department coyotes decade deer committee deer herd deer irruptions deer management deer populations deer problem deer range ecological ecologists environmental Ernest Swift erosion excess deer factors fawns federal ﬁeld ﬁgures ﬁles ﬁnally ﬁndings ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve forage Forest Service forestry game department game management game protection Gila Gila National Forest Gila Wilderness grazing habitat herd reduction hunters hunting Huron Mountain Huron Mountain Club idea inﬂuences Kaibab kill land ment Mexico Mogollon Rim national forests overbrowsing overgrazing pine plants pold pold's predator control productivity refuges reproduction Sand County Almanac scientiﬁc season signiﬁcant Southwest Southwestern Game Fields species sportsmen starvation thinking timber timber wolves tion typescript U.S. Forest Service Vilas County wilderness Wildlife Management winter Wiscon Wisconsin Conservation wolf wolves yards