A Sand County Almanac
  • Author : Aldo Leopold
  • Release Date : 12 August 2020
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780197500262
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Download or read book entitled A Sand County Almanac written by Aldo Leopold and published by Oxford University Press, USA online. This book was released on 12 August 2020 with total pages 240. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.