x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

For the Health of the Land Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings

ISBN-10: 1559637641
ISBN-13: 9781559637640
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Reprint)
List price: $30.00 Buy it from $11.58
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanacis 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  More...

New Starting from $35.00
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Terminology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Medical Math Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanacis 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 Landrepresents a stunning new addition to the literary legacy of Aldo Leopold.

Aldo Leopold, who has become the most esteemed ecologist of this century, is best remembered for his articulation of the "land ethic," which demonstrates a respect and reverence for all life. His landmark book A Sand County Almanac, published in 1949, is considered by many to be the most significant book published on nature and the environment. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Leopold attended the Yale Graduate School of Forestry (newly established in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot) and graduated in 1909. He immediately began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a forest assistant in Arizona and later became supervisor of Carson National Forest in New Mexico in 1912. During his stint in the Southwest, he encouraged interest in establishing the Gila Wilderness Area in southwest New Mexico, the first in the national forest wilderness system. He later moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to help direct the Forest Products Laboratory from 1925 to 1927. He worked for a while as a game consultant and completed his book Game Management in 1933. Soon thereafter, he became professor of game management at the University of Wisconsin and held that position until his death in 1948. Leopold was one of the founders of The Wilderness Society in 1935 and an organizer of The Wildlife Society in 1937, which later created the Aldo Leopold Award, which has been awarded annually since 1950 for significant achievements in wildlife biology and conservation. The Leopold Memorial Reserve, a private 1,400-acre tract near Baraboo, Wisconsin, is dedicated to his memory. The landmark of the reserve is the Shack, Leopold's country retreat in one of central Wisconsin's "sand counties," a place which he describes so vividly in his journals.

Scott Russell Sanders is Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University. His other books include Writing from the Center (1995), Terrarium (1996), and (with Will Counts and James H. Madison) Bloomington Past and Present (2002), all published by IU Press, as well as Hunting for Hope: A Father's Journeys (1999) and The Force of Spirit (2000). He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Foreword
Introduction
Conserving Rural Wildlife
Game Management: A New Field for Science
Helping Ourselves: Being the Adventures of a Farmer and a Sportsman Who Produced Their Own Shooting Ground
The Wisconsin River Marshes
Coon Valley: An Adventure in Cooperative Conservation
Farm Game Management in Silesia
Be Your Own Emperor
A Landowner's Conservation Almanac
Winter
Winter Cover
Winter Food
Feed the Songbirds
Woodlot Wildlife
Stories in the Snow
Winter Care of Plantings
Do We Want a Woodsless Countryside?
The Farmer and the Rabbit
The Farmer and the Fox
Pines above the Snow
Spring
The Farm Pond
The Marsh
Evergreens for Cover
When the Geese Return
Bur Oak: Badge of Wisconsin
Bluebirds Welcome
Back from the Argentine
Sky Dance of Spring
Farmers and Ducks
Cliff Swallows to Order
Summer
Wildflower Corners
Windbreaks
The Farm Arboretum
Pheasant Planting
Pheasant Damage
Bird Houses
Wildlife and Water
Bobwhite
Fifth Column of the Fencerow
Roadside Prairies
Fall
Wild Foods
Feeding Stations
Look for Bird Bands
The Hawk and Owl Question
Feed Early
Farm Fur Crops
Farming in Color
Smartweed Sanctuaries
From Little Acorns
Woodlot Wildlife and Plant Disease
Conservation and Land Health
The Farmer as a Conservationist
History of the Riley Game Cooperative, 1931-1939
Planning for Wildlife
Biotic Land-Use
What Is a Weed?
The Outlook for Farm Wildlife
The Land-Health Concept and Conservation
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Editors' Notes
About the Contributors

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×