A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River Paperback – Dec 1 1968
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"Thank you for keeping this very important book in print!"--John E. Carroll, University of New Hampshire
"One of the seminal works of the environmental movement."--The Boston Globe
"I have used this text for twenty years and will continue to use it....It should be required reading for every high school senior."--Walter L. Cook, Jr., University of Georgia
"An inspirational classic--as relevant today as it was when first published in 1949."--Paul S. Miko, University of New Mexico
"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir."--The San Francisco Chronicle
"It is safe to assume that A Sand County Almanac will be read for decades, and probably centuries to come."--William Vogt
"Any student of the natural resources and the environment is not yet educated if he or she has not read A Sand County Almanac."--Paul T. Tueller, University of Nevada at Reno
"A classic book, good to have in a [relatively] inexpensive edition."--Professor Marshall Spector, State University of New York
"A fine book--Robert Finch's introduction enhances a classic text."--Luther Erickson, Grinnell College
"Beautiful edition!"--Abby Lito, Middlebury College
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"This book has no value to the everyday person"
The reviewer is one of those everyday persons, a person who has become utterly disconnected from the land, and the ecosystem from which she has emerged. Leopold's book is about nature as experienced by those who live in it - not by those who see it from a car, or on the Discovery Channel. If you are an every day person, living in a suburban box, enjoying nature in officially sanctioned parks (closed at 11pm of course), fogging the area with Raid so that you can eat your macaroni salad, then you will not enjoy this book.
If, like me, you are trapped in this suburban nightmare, and have this feeling that something is TERRIBLY wrong, then this book will help you to understand WHY you feel so miserable: We live on a planet, and share the planet with an enormous, pervasive ecosystem of plants and animals - kept only temporarily at bay by our sheetrock and asphalt barriers. Leopold describes this world with stunning insight derived from a near infinite patience in the observation of the natural world. He goes out on his walks and expeditions into a slightly younger America, and reports back on the world as it is - the world "out there" - in a way that few have done before or since. Read this book and step out of your "every day person" life. No walk in the woods will ever be the same again!
Interestingly, especially to me as someone who hunts, much is written in the context of hunting. He also has some insightful words about why people do hunt as a connection to nature. As only a hunter can, he identifies the hunter's reverance for the land and nature.
Portions of this were assigned when I was in college. Now, 28 years later, the entirety means much more. It should be required reading for everyone, especially lovers of the outdoors.
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A beautiful and insightful book. One that should be in the library of any nature lover. Although it was written some years ago, it is even more relevant today in the message it... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cassandra
Brings back philosophy to architecture and urbanism, something so simple and so vital most authors forgot it needed to be there.Published 12 months ago by Horizen
The edition is a bit cheap - the pages are narrow and the text oozes in and out of the spine margin on every page. But really wanted to hold this book in my hands when reading.Published 16 months ago by J. Dowker
This is truly a timeless classic;intelligent and witty. I am saddened that we have not grasped more completely the wisdom of Aldo Leopold's thoughts.Published 22 months ago by Geordie Daneliuk
Leopold's classic is an autumn reading ritual for me. His personification of animals - and 'animification' of people - is so touching, so powerful.Published on Sept. 7 2014 by S Good Man
Leopold is so perceptive that reading him makes me feel completely oblivious. In his utterly non-compartmentalized awareness, all the wildflowers, bugs or birds have names and... Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2013 by Brian Griffith
I received it quickly :) The quality is acceptable, only found some lines in one page are highlighted. Over all, I am very satisfied with this experience. Thanks the saler a lots! Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2012 by Mia
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