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By Richard L. Knight, Susanne Riedel

ISBN-10: 0195149440

ISBN-13: 9780195149449

ISBN-10: 1423763130

ISBN-13: 9781423763130

In Aldo Leopold and an Ecological judgment of right and wrong ecologists, flora and fauna biologists, and different specialist conservationists discover the ecological legacy of Aldo Leopold and his A Sand County Almanac and his contributions to the environmental move, the philosophy of technology, and ordinary source administration. Twelve own essays describe the big influence he has had on each one writer, from influencing the day-by-day operations of the U.S. Fish and flora and fauna provider and the production of a land-use ethics advisor for woodland carrier body of workers, to a lot wanted idea for carrying on with on in brand new huge, advanced and sometimes challenging global of technological know-how. here's Aldo Leopold as a mentor, good friend, and spouse and an confirmation of his wish that technological know-how will remain practiced within the reason behind conservation.

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D. 1988. Aldo Leopold: His life and work. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Tallmadge, J. 1987. Anatomy of a classic. In Companion to A Sand County Almanac: Interpretive and critical essays, ed. J. B. Callicott, 110 — 127. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Zeide. B. 1996. Another look at Leopold's land ethic. Journal of Forestry 96:13 —19. This page intentionally left blank The Evolution of a Classic! Chapter I Moving Mountains Aldo Leopold and A Sand County Almanac His love was for present tilings, and these things were present somewhere; to find them required only the free sky, and the will to ply his wings.

One does not live on public lands. What life experiences, beyond his tenure on the public lands, led Leopold to plumb the depths of human relationships to land so fully that his writings ring true a half-century later? What experiences caused him to write of conservation increasingly as a protest against destructive land use? Government, no matter how good, can only do certain things. Government can't raise crops, maintain small scattered structures, administer small scattered areas, or bring to bear on small local matters that combination of solicitude, foresight, and skill which we call husbandry.

A Sand County Almanac, as it turned out, was the final proof of his conviction. The State of the Profession, circa 1940 Future generations of conservationists would have understood if, by 1940, Aldo Leopold had begun to rest on his laurels, which were many. S. Forest Service, Leopold had emerged in the 1930s as one of the preeminent leaders in wildlife ecology and management (Flader 1974; Meine 1988). Those years saw extraordinary changes in the field, and Leopold was involved in most of them (Dunlap 1988, Meine 1988).

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