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Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation (Library of America, nr. 238)

De (autor) Editat de Curt Meine
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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 21 Mar 2013 – vârsta de la 18 ani
Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold's essential contributions to our literature--some hard-to-find or previously unpublished--are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is his classic "A""Sand County Almanac," hailed--with Thoreau's "Walden" and Carson's "Silent Spring"--as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it is still astonishing today: a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with "Sand""County "are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold's sharp-eyed, often humorous journals are illustrated here for the first time with his original photographs, drawings, and maps. Also unique to this collection is a selection of over 100 letters, most of them never before published, tracing his personal and professional evolution and his efforts to foster in others the love and sense of responsibility he felt for the land.
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ISBN-13: 9781598532067
ISBN-10: 1598532065
Pagini: 931
Dimensiuni: 130 x 201 x 38 mm
Greutate: 0.79 kg
Editura: Library of America
Seria Library of America

Locul publicării: New York, United States

Notă biografică

CURT MEINE, editor, serves as Director of Conservation Biology and History for the Center for Humans and Nature and Senior Fellow of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He is the author of "Aldo""Leopold: His Life and Work"--the definitive biography of Leopold--and "Correction Lines: Essays on Land, ""Leopold, and Conservation. "He lives in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.