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Aldo Leopold (1887–1948)

Autor(a) de A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

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About the Author

Aldo Leopold was born in Iowa in 1887 and after graduation from the Yale School of Forestry joined the U.S. Forest Service. In 1935 the University of Wisconsin created a chair of game management for him. He died in 1948, fighting a grass fire on a neighbor's farm, shortly after he had become an mostrar mais advisor on conservation to the United Nations. Barbara Kingsolver is the author of many books, including The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. mostrar menos

Obras por Aldo Leopold

Round River (1953) 89 exemplares
Game Management (1933) 48 exemplares
Aldo Leopold's Southwest (1990) 41 exemplares
Think Like a Mountain (2021) 20 exemplares
Blue River 5 exemplares
Marshland Elegy (1999) 3 exemplares
The Farmer as Conservationist (2017) 3 exemplares
La Terre comme communauté (2021) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Autor, algumas edições188 exemplares
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Penguin Green Ideas Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Silent Wings: A Memorial to the Passenger Pigeon (2013) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Mark Twain said, “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” If you spend any time at all reading ecological literature, you will see A Sand County Alamanc referred to as one of the classics in the genre. But in this case, Twain is wrong. This is a wonderful book. Leopold has a wry style; never out-and-out funny, but enough to keep my smiling throughout much of the book. He also deploys references historical, philosophical, religious, and literary, giving the text a rich texture. But Leopold also has a deadly serious point to the book. And he makes his case well, which is why people have been reading this book for 70 years. I highly, highly recommend the book.… (mais)
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Treebeard_404 | 58 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
Beautifully written. I can't believe this was written in the 1940s. Essential reading for those interested in conservancy or anything to do with the natural world around us. I will be returning to this book often to reexamine the world around us.
wvlibrarydude | 58 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |
A poetic book of observational science, and ideal reading for scientists, business people and politicians accustomed to different languages.
sfj2 | 58 outras críticas | Dec 4, 2023 |
1.5 stars

This was immensely boring. The majority of the book is Leopold waxing poetic about various animals and plants. In the final section, he finally speaks about the application of ethics to ecology, which was slightly more thought-provoking, but not necessarily well-written or -organized.

He said just a handful of things that I believe were worth writing about, but I have to believe that someone, somewhere, has done much greater justice to nature writing.

Note: There are references to Darwinian evolutionary theory as fact.… (mais)
RachelRachelRachel | 58 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |



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