The Essential Aldo Leopold: Quotations and Commentaries

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März 2006



For the first time, the most important quotations of the great conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac," are gathered in one volume. From conservation education to wildlife ecology, from wilderness protection to soil and water conservation, the writings of Aldo Leopold continue to have profound influence on those seeking to understand the earth and its care. Leopold biographer Curt Meine and noted conservation biologist Richard Knight have assembled this comprehensive collection of quotations from Leopold's extensive and diverse writings, selected and organized to capture the richness and depth of the North American conservation movement.
Prominent biologists, conservationists, historians, and philosophers provide introductory commentaries describing Leopold's contributions in varied fields and reflecting upon the significance of his work today.


Curt D. Meine is senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation. He is the author of Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, and his most recent book is Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation. Richard L. Knight is professor of wildlife conservation, Colorado State University, and coeditor of several volumes including Wildlife and Recreation and Stewardship across Boundaries.


"Leopold helped redefine our understanding of the natural world and provided much of the foundation for the modern environmental movement. His legacy can be seen everywhere." - Janet Ginsburg, Chicago Tribune "The Essential Aldo Leopold is a tribute to his amazing breadth, [drawing] on the voluminous range of Leopold's writings... from forest and range management to agriculture, to environmental policy, to the key role of education in persuading Americans to embrace a land ethic and practice conservation." - Mike Dombeck, former chief, U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Magazine of History "We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes.... I was young then, and full of trigger itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.' - Aldo Leopold"
EAN: 9780299165543
ISBN: 029916554X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 362 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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