First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, ...Read MoreFirst published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another part that gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The PrimalPlace, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.Read Less
VERY GOOD. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ. 8 3/4 X 5 3/4. Clean Pages. Tight Binding. Light wear. Clean Pages. Black and white illustrations. No bookplate. Dust jacket has light shelf wear, price-clipped, and the dust jacket has an ISBN number on the inner front flap 0-19-500619-4 _PAB_
Schwartz, Charles W. Good Condition in Good jacket. 2nd printing, 1969; 269 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, faint wear, yellowing; a good sound binding. The jacket has some creasing and discoloring; price clipped; wrapped and taped to the covers. Illustrator: Schwartz, Charles W. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Science & Nature; Inventory No: 127853.
Schwartz, Charles W. Very Good in Good jacket. 8.5" x 5.5" [W]. Second Printing. 269 pp. Hardcover, bound in cloth with dust jacket. Tips lightly bruised with marginal fading; jacket with edgewear, slight discoloration.
CHARLES SCHWARTZ. GOOD. JACKET: GOOD DJ. 6 X 8" Pastel green cloth boards have bird embossed on front cover with dark green printing on the spine. There is very slight wear at corners of boards. Inside front and back end papers are blue-green tree ringed patterned. Previous ownership inscription on title page in blue ink. The dust jacket has been price clipped inside front flap, creases at spine area and edges of corners. The text is clean and intact, the binding is tight. There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot. _PAB_
Completely changed how I looked at nature. Awe-inspiring.
Apr 18, 2009
This short book is a superb gem. Mr. Leopold's observations of nature, its seasonal change and the ethics of conservation is something everyone should be familiar with and abide by. Highly recommended.
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