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Aldo Leopold's Odyssey: Rediscovering the Author of A Sand by Julianne Lutz Warren

By Julianne Lutz Warren

A loved ones icon of the environmental circulate, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) could be the so much quoted conservationist in background. A Sand County Almanac has offered hundreds of thousands of copies and Leopold's writings are honored for his or her perceptions approximately land and the way humans may well reside in live performance with the full group of life.

But who's the fellow at the back of the phrases? How did he arrive at his profound and poetic insights, inspiring generations of environmentalists? development on earlier scholarship and a clean research of Leopold's unpublished archival fabrics, Julianne Lutz Newton retraces the highbrow trip generated by way of such ardour and intelligence.

Aldo Leopold's Odyssey illuminates his lifelong quest for solutions to a basic factor: how can humans reside prosperously at the land and maintain it fit, too? Leopold's trip took him from Iowa to Yale to the Southwest to Wisconsin, with interesting stops alongside how you can probe the explanations of early land cost mess ups, give a contribution to the rising technological know-how of ecology, and craft a brand new imaginative and prescient for land use.

More than a biography, this articulate quantity is a consultant to 1 man's highbrow development, and an inspirational source for an individual brooding about the relationships among humans and the land.

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