Aldo Leopold: A Sand Country Almanac and Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation

Author: 
Curt Meine (editor)
Publisher: 
Library of America
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-598-53206-7

Cloth, 931 pp., $35.00

The writings of the renowned environmental pioneer, Aldo Leopold, are the subject of this volume edited by Curt Meine. Author of the definitive biography of this visionary, Meine has selected for this collection of essays some of Leopold’s most delightful writings. The work begins with the classic A Sand County Almanac with its lyrical prose in charming sketches of wildlife through the seasons. The text then turns to episodes in which Leopold recounts his thoughts on conservation and modern lifestyles. These ideas in turn are expanded to encourage conservation. The remaining contents contain selections from his journals and letters, as well as other works on ecology and conservation. Archival photographs, maps, and sketches of wildlife add a special charm to this book. —Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden.

Volume: 
15
Number: 
3