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This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his childhood as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential role in the development of conservation and modern environmentalism in the United States This edition includes a new preface by author Curt Meine and an appreciation by acclaimed Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry....

Title : Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work
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ISBN : 0299249042
ISBN13 : 978-0299249045
Format Type : Paperback
Language : Deutsch
Publisher : -
Number of Pages : 472 Pages
File Size : 866 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work Reviews

  • davisite
    2020-02-13 00:26

    I enjoyed reading this book immensely (although it took awhile!) and found myself thoroughly immersed in Leopold's life, his influences, and his evolving thoughts on humanity's dealings with the natural world. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand Leopold's land ethic; it is often taught in philosophy classes, but usually only by focusing on the one essay in the Sand County Almanac, and that's misleading. It's also a must-read for anyone who wants to read about a thoughtful man whose life was dedicated to his work and his family, who managed to do an amazing amount of things in the course of his lifetime and essentially create the field of wildlife management, not to mention inspire the field of conservation biology. Leopold is often quoted and often referenced; this book gives you the man and the story behind those tidbits.

  • Laura Bethany Thomas
    2020-02-24 00:25

    Just saw the "Green Fire" dvd and had to learn more great book-great man

  • Amazon Customer
    2020-02-28 02:22

    I am writing a biography of another leader in the environmental movement, John S. Apperson, Jr. (1878-1963, so I was really pleased to find this. I also found a biography of Benton MacKaye, who founded the Appalachian Trail. It is important to understand how the lives of these three contemporaries intertwined and overlapped. It provides a great dose of intellectual history!

  • David
    2020-02-11 04:15

    I have never read any treatment of Leopold that brought out the riches of his life and thought so well--insights about the land, of course, but also about people, institutions and progress. This biography was most enjoyable, deeply moving and powerfully educational.

  • Critic at large
    2020-02-16 22:33

    This is an extremely well-written informative biography about one of the giants of ecology and nature conservation.

  • Carter McBride
    2020-02-08 00:14

    Haven't finish yet, 529 pages, however got sidetracked by A Sand County Almanac - Aldo Leopold

  • Charlie Mann
    2020-02-24 23:23

    This was a gift. They are happy with it.

  • Carla Tidwell
    2020-02-17 04:27

    Aldo Leopold did so much for conservation efforts in the United States and Curt Meine did well to present not only Leopold's professional contributions but Meine also provides readers with good insights into Leopold the man. This is a fine read about a truly wonderful human being.