A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-12
ISBN 10: 0197500269
ISBN 13: 9780197500262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sand County Almanac Book Review:

Few books have had a greater impact than A Sand County Almanac, which many credit with launching a revolution in land management. Written as a series of sketches based principally upon the flora and fauna in a rural part of Wisconsin, the book, originally published by Oxford in 1949, 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; a final section addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. Beloved for its description and evocation of the natural world, Leopold's book, which has sold well over 2 million copies, remains a foundational text in environmental science and a national treasure.

A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 9780345321350
ISBN 13: 0345321359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sand County Almanac Book Review:

Analysis of Synchronous Machines, Second Edition is a thoroughly modern treatment of an old subject. Courses generally teach about synchronous machines by introducing the steady-state per phase equivalent circuit without a clear, thorough presentation of the source of this circuit representation, which is a crucial aspect. Taking a different approach, this book provides a deeper understanding of complex electromechanical drives. Focusing on the terminal rather than on the internal characteristics of machines, the book begins with the general concept of winding functions, describing the placement of any practical winding in the slots of the machine. This representation enables readers to clearly understand the calculation of all relevant self- and mutual inductances of the machine. It also helps them to more easily conceptualize the machine in a rotating system of coordinates, at which point they can clearly understand the origin of this important representation of the machine. Provides numerical examples Addresses Parke(tm)s equations starting from winding functions Describes operation of a synchronous machine as an LCI motor drive Presents synchronous machine transient simulation, as well as voltage regulation Applying his experience from more than 30 years of teaching the subject at the University of Wisconsin, author T.A. Lipo presents the solution of the circuit both in classical form using phasor representation and also by introducing an approach that applies MathCAD, which greatly simplifies and expands the average studente(tm)s problem-solving capability. The remainder of the text describes how to deal with various types of transientse"such as constant speed transientse"as well as unbalanced operation and faults and small signal modeling for transient stability and dynamic stability. Finally, the author addresses large signal modeling using MATLAB/Simulink, for complete solution of the non-linear equations of the salient pole synchronous machine. A valuable tool for learning, this updated edition offers thoroughly revised content, adding new detail and better-quality figures.

Marshland Elegy

Marshland Elegy
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 30
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781882280032
ISBN 13: 1882280032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marshland Elegy Book Review:

Introductions by George Archibald and Nina Leopold Bradley.

Round River

Round River
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1972-03-30
ISBN 10: 9780199770649
ISBN 13: 0199770646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Round River Book Review:

To those who know the charm of Aldo Leopold's writing in A Sand County Almanac, this collection from his journals and essays will be a new delight. The journal entries included here were written in camp during his many field trips--hunting, fishing, and exploring--and they indicate the source of ideas on land ethics found in his longer essays. They reflect as well two long canoe trips in Canada and a sojourn in Mexico, where Leopold hunted deer with bow and arrow. The essays presented here are culled from the more contemplative notes which were still in manuscript form at the time of Leopold's death in 1948, fighting a brush fire on a neighbor's farm. Round River has been edited by Leopold's son, Luna, a geologist well-known in the field of conservation. It is also charmingly illustrated with line drawings by Charles W. Schwartz. All admirers of Leopold's work--indeed, all lovers of nature--will find this book richly rewarding.

Companion to A Sand County Almanac

Companion to A Sand County Almanac
Author: J. Baird Callicott
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1987-09-01
ISBN 10: 9780299112332
ISBN 13: 0299112330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion to A Sand County Almanac Book Review:

The first sustained study of Leopold's seminal book as well as a work of art, philosophy, and social commentary.

The Primal Place

The Primal Place
Author: Robert Finch
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-05-09
ISBN 10: 0881507687
ISBN 13: 9780881507683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Primal Place Book Review:

From acclaimed author and naturalist Robert Finch, a richly detailed observance of Cape Cod's seemingly vanished natural and human past, as it clings to its present landscape. This is a voyage of discovery, a personal odyssey into the nature of a single Cape Cod neighborhood. It is a rich portrait, beautifully drawn, of a landscape and a community whose essential character lies in their penetrating interface with the sea. But it is also an individual quest, a journey of the heart and mind in which the author seeks "entrance, or rather re-entrance" into "that vast living maze stretching out beyond my lines of sight."

Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology

Aldo Leopold  A Sand County Almanac   Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN 10: 1598532677
ISBN 13: 9781598532678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldo Leopold A Sand County Almanac Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology Book Review:

Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our own time. Now, Leopold’s essential contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or previously unpublished––are gathered in a single volume for the first time. Here is his classic A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of the main literary influences on the modern environmental movement. Published in 1949, it is still astonishing today: a vivid, firsthand, philosophical tour de force. Along with Sand County are more than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the new complexities of ecological science and what we would now call environmental ethics. Leopold’s sharp-eyed, often humorous journals are illustrated here for the first time with his original photographs, drawings, and maps. Also unique to this collection is a selection of over 100 letters, most of them never before published, tracing his personal and professional evolution and his efforts to foster in others the love and sense of responsibility he felt for the land.

Aldo Leopold s Odyssey Tenth Anniversary Edition

Aldo Leopold s Odyssey  Tenth Anniversary Edition
Author: Julianne Lutz Warren
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1610917537
ISBN 13: 9781610917537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldo Leopold s Odyssey Tenth Anniversary Edition Book Review:

In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren (née Newton) asked readers to rediscover one of history’s most renowned conservationists. Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey was hailed by The New York Times as a “biography of ideas,” making “us feel the loss of what might have followed A Sand County Almanac by showing us in authoritative detail what led up to it.” Warren’s astute narrative quickly became an essential part of the Leopold canon, introducing new readers to the father of wildlife ecology and offering a fresh perspective to even the most seasoned scholars. A decade later, as our very concept of wilderness is changing, Warren frames Leopold’s work in the context of the Anthropocene. With a new preface and foreword by Bill McKibben, the book underscores the ever-growing importance of Leopold’s ideas in an increasingly human-dominated landscape. Drawing on unpublished archives, Warren traces Leopold’s quest to define and preserve land health. Leopold's journey took him from Iowa to Yale to the Southwest to Wisconsin, with fascinating stops along the way to probe the causes of early land settlement failures, contribute to the emerging science of ecology, and craft a new vision for land use. Leopold’s life was dedicated to one fundamental dilemma: how can people live prosperously on the land and keep it healthy, too? For anyone compelled by this question, the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey offers insight and inspiration.

A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1968-12-31
ISBN 10: 9780199743872
ISBN 13: 0199743878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sand County Almanac Book Review:

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, 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 Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.

Game Management

Game Management
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1987-03-13
ISBN 10: 9780299107734
ISBN 13: 0299107736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Game Management Book Review:

With this book, published more than a half-century ago, Aldo Leopold created the discipline of wildlife management. Although A Sand Country Almanac is doubtless Leopold’s most popular book, Game Management may well be his most important. In this book he revolutionized the field of conservation.

The Land Pyramid as Philosophy and Structure in Aldo Leopold s Sand County Almanac

The Land Pyramid as Philosophy and Structure in Aldo Leopold s  Sand County Almanac
Author: Susanne Hefekäuser
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2012-07-05
ISBN 10: 3656230609
ISBN 13: 9783656230601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land Pyramid as Philosophy and Structure in Aldo Leopold s Sand County Almanac Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of English and Linguistics), course: Nature Writing, language: English, abstract: The essays which compose Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There have been written in a time span of over thirty years, some dating back to the 1910’s. Therefore, the work could rather be seen as a collection of essays than a monographic book. Additionally, Leopold writes about such a diversity of places and species, that the work as a whole seems to be very fragmented. However, this style of composition is not as randomized as it seems at first glance. Instead, as a whole, the essays of A Sand County Almanac form the structure of an ecosystem with interdependent parts supporting and challenging each other. In this paper, I will first explore Leopold’s own definition of an ecosystem as he describes it in the subchapter “The Land Pyramid”. Then, I will demonstrate that A Sand County Almanac mirrors the complex structures of such a system.

Thinking Like a Mountain

Thinking Like a Mountain
Author: Susan L. Flader
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1994-08-01
ISBN 10: 0299145034
ISBN 13: 9780299145033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Like a Mountain Book Review:

When initially published more than twenty years ago, Thinking Like a Mountain was the first of a handful of efforts to capture the work and thought of America's most significant environmental thinker, Aldo Leopold. This new edition of Susan Flader's masterful account of Leopold's philosophical journey, including a new preface reviewing recent Leopold scholarship, makes this classic case study available again and brings much-deserved attention to the continuing influence and importance of Leopold today. Thinking Like a Mountain unfolds with Flader's close analysis of Leopold's essay of the same title, which explores issues of predation by studying the interrelationships between deer, wolves, and forests. Flader shows how his approach to wildlife management and species preservation evolved from his experiences restoring the deer population in the Southwestern United States, his study of the German system of forest and wildlife management, and his efforts to combat the overpopulation of deer in Wisconsin. His own intellectual development parallels the formation of the conservation movement, reflecting his struggle to understand the relationship between the land and its human and animal inhabitants. Drawing from the entire corpus of Leopold's works, including published and unpublished writing, correspondence, field notes, and journals, Flader places Leopold in his historical context. In addition, a biographical sketch draws on personal interviews with family, friends, and colleagues to illuminate his many roles as scientist, philosopher, citizen, policy maker, and teacher. Flader's insight and profound appreciation of the issues make Thinking Like a Mountain a standard source for readers interested in Leopold scholarship and the development of ecology and conservation in the twentieth century.

For the Health of the Land

For the Health of the Land
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN 10: 9781597267984
ISBN 13: 1597267988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Health of the Land Book Review:

Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanac is widely regarded as one of the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold sets forth an eloquent plea for the development of a "land ethic" -- a belief that humans have a duty to interact with the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise "the land" in ways that ensure their well-being and survival.For the Health of the Land, a new collection of rare and previously unpublished essays by Leopold, builds on that vision of ethical land use and develops the concept of "land health" and the practical measures landowners can take to sustain it. The writings are vintage Leopold -- clear, sensible, and provocative, sometimes humorous, often lyrical, and always inspiring. Joining them together are a wisdom and a passion that transcend the time and place of the author's life.The book offers a series of forty short pieces, arranged in seasonal "almanac" form, along with longer essays, arranged chronologically, which show the development of Leopold's approach to managing private lands for conservation ends. The final essay is a never before published work, left in pencil draft at his death, which proposes the concept of land health as an organizing principle for conservation. Also featured is an introduction by noted Leopold scholars J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle that provides a brief biography of Leopold and places the essays in the context of his life and work, and an afterword by conservation biologist Stanley A. Temple that comments on Leopold's ideas from the perspective of modern wildlife management.The book's conservation message and practical ideas are as relevant today as they were when first written over fifty years ago. For the Health of the Land represents a stunning new addition to the literary legacy of Aldo Leopold.

The River of the Mother of God

The River of the Mother of God
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1992-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780299127633
ISBN 13: 029912763X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The River of the Mother of God Book Review:

His name is inextricably linked with a single work, A Sand County Almanac, a classic of natural history literature and the conservationist's bible. This book brings together the best of Leopold's essays.

Colors of Nature

Colors of Nature
Author: Alison H. Deming,Lauret E. Savoy
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 1571318143
ISBN 13: 9781571318145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colors of Nature Book Review:

“An anthology of nature writing by people of color, providing deeply personal connections to—or disconnects from—nature.” —NPR From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, “multiracial” to “mixed-blood,” the diversity of cultures in this world is matched only by the diversity of stories explaining our cultural origins: stories of creation and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, hope and mystery. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid on the fallacies of national myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connecting the toxic legacy of his hometown, Bogalusa, LA, to a blind faith in capitalism, and bell hooks relating the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that is considered “unpredictable”—among more than thirty-five other examinations of the relationship between culture and nature—this collection points toward the trouble of ignoring our cultural heritage, but also reveals how opening our eyes and our minds might provide a more livable future. Contributors: Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Francisco X. Alarcón, Fred Arroyo, Kimberly Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, Robert D. Bullard, Debra Kang Dean, Camille Dungy, Nikky Finney, Ray Gonzalez, Kimiko Hahn, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pualani Kanaka’ole Kanahele, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jamaica Kincaid, Yusef Komunyakaa, J. Drew Lanham, David Mas Masumoto, Maria Melendez, Thyllias Moss, Gary Paul Nabhan, Nalini Nadkarni, Melissa Nelson, Jennifer Oladipo, Louis Owens, Enrique Salmon, Aileen Suzara, A. J. Verdelle, Gerald Vizenor, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Al Young, Ofelia Zepeda “This notable anthology assembles thinkers and writers with firsthand experience or insight on how economic and racial inequalities affect a person’s understanding of nature . . . an illuminating read.” —Bloomsbury Review “[An] unprecedented and invaluable collection.” —Booklist

Sand County Almanac and Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation

Sand County Almanac and Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation
Author: Aldo Leopold,Curt Meine
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 931
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781598532067
ISBN 13: 1598532065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sand County Almanac and Other Writings on Ecology and Conservation Book Review:

Presents a selection of the essential writings of the environmental pioneer, including previously unpublished and hard-to-find pieces, as well as more than one hundred letters and original images.

Thinking Like a Planet

Thinking Like a Planet
Author: J. Baird Callicott
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-01-06
ISBN 10: 0199324905
ISBN 13: 9780199324903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Like a Planet Book Review:

Bringing together ecology, evolutionary moral psychology, and environmental ethics, J. Baird Callicott counters the narrative of blame and despair that prevails in contemporary discussions of climate ethics and offers a fresh, more optimistic approach. Whereas other environmental ethicists limit themselves to what Callicott calls Rational Individualism in discussing the problem of climate change only to conclude that, essentially, there is little hope that anything will be done in the face of its "perfect moral storm" (in Stephen Gardiner's words), Callicott refuses to accept this view. Instead, he encourages us to look to the Earth itself, and consider the crisis on grander spatial and temporal scales, as we have failed to in the past. Callicott supports this theory by exploring and enhancing Aldo Leopold's faint sketch of an Earth ethic in "Some Fundamentals of Conservation in the Southwest," a seldom-studied text from the early days of environmental ethics that was written in 1923 but not published until 1979 after the environmental movement gathered strength.

Think Like a Mountain

Think Like a Mountain
Author: Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2021-08-26
ISBN 10: 0241514673
ISBN 13: 9780241514672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Think Like a Mountain Book Review:

In twenty short books, Penguin brings you the classics of the environmental movement. In this lyrical meditation on America's wildlands, Aldo Leopold considers the different ways humans shape the natural landscape, and describes for the first time the far-reaching phenomenon now known as 'trophic cascades'. Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As life on Earth has become irrevocably altered by humans, visionary thinkers around the world have raised their voices to defend the planet, and affirm our place at the heart of its restoration. Their words have endured through the decades, becoming the classics of a movement. Together, these books show the richness of environmental thought, and point the way to a fairer, saner, greener world.

Aldo Leopold

Aldo Leopold
Author: Curt D. Meine
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 0299249034
ISBN 13: 9780299249038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldo Leopold Book Review:

This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his childhood as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential role in the development of conservation and modern environmentalism in the United States. This edition includes a new preface by author Curt Meine and an appreciation by acclaimed Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry.

The Sand Country of Aldo Leopold

The Sand Country of Aldo Leopold
Author: Susan Flader,Aldo Leopold
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105035790042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sand Country of Aldo Leopold Book Review: