A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists and is indeed revered by everyone seriously interested in protecting the natural world. Hailed for prose that is "full of beauty and vigor and bite" (The New York Times), it is perhaps the finest example of nature writing since Thoreau's Walden. Now this classic work is available in a completely redesigned and lavishly illustrated gift edition, featuring over one hundred beautiful full-color pictures by Michael Sewell, one of the country's leading nature photographers. Sewell, whose work has graced the pages of Audubon and Sierra magazines, walked Leopold's property in Wisconsin and shot these photographs specifically for this edition, allowing readers to see Sand County as Leopold saw it. The resulting layout is spectacular. But the heart of the book remains Leopold's carefully rendered observations of nature. Here we follow Leopold throughout the year, from January to December, as he walks about the rural Wisconsin landscape, watching a woodcock dance skyward in golden afternoon light, or spying a rough-legged hawk dropping like a feathered bomb on its prey. And perhaps most important are Leopold's trenchant comments throughout the book on our abuse of the land and on what we must do to preserve this invaluable treasure. This edition also includes two of Leopold's most eloquent essays on conservation, "The Land Ethic" and "Marshland Elegy." With this gift edition of A Sand County Almanac, a new generation of readers can walk beside one of America's most respected naturalists as he conveys the beauty of a marsh before sunrise or the wealth of history to be found in an ancient oak.

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The 194th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  2. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There, Special Commemorative Edition Hardcover 809474 $1.76 $0.01 1987
A Sand County Almanac Paperback 4727250 $15.63 2011
[(A Sand County Almanac)] [Author: Aldo Leopold] published on (September, 1992) Paperback 102859 $25.93 1992
A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) Mass Market Paperback 7829 $3.61 $0.01 1986
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There 2nd (second) edition Text Only Paperback 8327824 $12.15 $5.01 1967
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Aldo Leopold: A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology: (Library of America #238) Hardcover 81758 $22.10 $19.98 2013
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A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) Paperback 31891 $7.95 $2.50 1989
A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation Hardcover 84563 $35.61 $4.39 2001
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By Aldo Leopold - A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Rou (2nd Edition) (1905-06-03) [Hardcover] Hardcover 954875 $221.88 $15.95 1905
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