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A Sand County Almanac Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Leopold, Aldo, Schwartz, Charles W. (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0345345053     ISBN-13: 9780345345059
Publisher: Ballantine Books
    OUR PRICE: $7.19  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: June 1990
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Annotation: "We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir." San Francisco Chronicle
These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. A stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Natural history; Outdoor books.
Natural history; United States.
Nature conservation; United States.
BISAC Categories:
- Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
- Nature | Mountains
Dewey: 508.73
LCCN: bl2006002793
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 6.75" H x 4.25" W x 0.75" (0.35 lbs) 295 pages
 
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Publisher Description:
" We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir." San Francisco Chronicle
These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. A stunning tribute to our land and a bold challenge to protect the world we love.

Contributor Bio(s): Aldo Leopold was born in Burlington, Iowa, in 1887. Educated at the Lawrenceville School and Yale University, he joined the United States Forest Service in 1909 as a forest assistant in New Mexico and Arizona. One of the founders of the Wilderness Society, he initiated, in 1924, the first Forest Wilderness Area in the United States (which is now the Gila National Forest). Moving to Madison, Wisconsin, he was Associate Director of the Forest Products Laboratory, as well as consulting forester to several states.

Mr. Leopold founded the profession of game management and wrote the first important book on the subject. In 1933, the University of Wisconsin created a Chair of Game Management for him. He died in 1948, while fighting a brush fire on a neighbor’s farm. His death cut short an assignment as an advisor on conservation to the United Nations, and left his book A Sand County Almanac as the last statement of his uncompromising philosophy.