A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here and There

9780197500262

A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here and There

  • ISBN 13:

    9780197500262

  • ISBN 10:

    0197500269

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/01/2020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Few books have had a greater impact than A Sand County Almanac, which many credit with launching a revolution in land management. Written as a series of sketches based principally upon the flora and fauna in a rural part of Wisconsin, the book, originally published by Oxford in 1949, gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; a final section addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. Beloved for its description and evocation of the natural world, Leopold's book, which has sold well over 2 million copies, remains a foundational text in environmental science and a national treasure.

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