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By Aldo Leopold,J. Baird Callicott,Eric T. Freyfogle,Scott Russell Sanders

Aldo Leopold's vintage paintings A Sand County Almanac is broadly considered as probably the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold units forth an eloquent plea for the advance of a "land ethic" -- a trust that people have an obligation to engage with the soils, waters, crops, and animals that jointly contain "the land" in ways in which confirm their healthiness and survival.For the health and wellbeing of the Land, a brand new choice of infrequent and formerly unpublished essays through Leopold, builds on that imaginative and prescient of moral land use and develops the idea that of "land well-being" and the sensible measures landowners can take to maintain it. The writings are classic Leopold -- transparent, good, and provocative, occasionally funny, frequently lyrical, and constantly inspiring. becoming a member of them jointly are a knowledge and a keenness that go beyond the time and position of the author's life.The booklet bargains a sequence of 40 brief items, prepared in seasonal "almanac" shape, besides longer essays, prepared chronologically, which exhibit the advance of Leopold's method of dealing with deepest lands for conservation ends. the ultimate essay is a by no means earlier than released paintings, left in pencil draft at his dying, which proposes the idea that of land healthiness as an organizing precept for conservation. additionally featured is an advent via famous Leopold students J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle that offers a short biography of Leopold and locations the essays within the context of his existence and paintings, and an afterword by means of conservation biologist Stanley A. Temple that reviews on Leopold's principles from the viewpoint of recent flora and fauna management.The book's conservation message and functional rules are as suitable at the present time as they have been while first written over fifty years in the past. For the well-being of the Land represents a gorgeous new addition to the literary legacy of Aldo Leopold.

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By Aldo Leopold,J. Baird Callicott,Eric T. Freyfogle,Scott Russell Sanders

Aldo Leopold's vintage paintings A Sand County Almanac is broadly considered as probably the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold units forth an eloquent plea for the advance of a "land ethic" -- a trust that people have an obligation to engage with the soils, waters, crops, and animals that jointly contain "the land" in ways in which confirm their healthiness and survival.For the health and wellbeing of the Land, a brand new choice of infrequent and formerly unpublished essays through Leopold, builds on that imaginative and prescient of moral land use and develops the idea that of "land well-being" and the sensible measures landowners can take to maintain it. The writings are classic Leopold -- transparent, good, and provocative, occasionally funny, frequently lyrical, and constantly inspiring. becoming a member of them jointly are a knowledge and a keenness that go beyond the time and position of the author's life.The booklet bargains a sequence of 40 brief items, prepared in seasonal "almanac" shape, besides longer essays, prepared chronologically, which exhibit the advance of Leopold's method of dealing with deepest lands for conservation ends. the ultimate essay is a by no means earlier than released paintings, left in pencil draft at his dying, which proposes the idea that of land healthiness as an organizing precept for conservation. additionally featured is an advent via famous Leopold students J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle that offers a short biography of Leopold and locations the essays within the context of his existence and paintings, and an afterword by means of conservation biologist Stanley A. Temple that reviews on Leopold's principles from the viewpoint of recent flora and fauna management.The book's conservation message and functional rules are as suitable at the present time as they have been while first written over fifty years in the past. For the well-being of the Land represents a gorgeous new addition to the literary legacy of Aldo Leopold.

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