Aldo Leopold His Life and Work

ISBN-10: 0299249042

ISBN-13: 9780299249045

Edition: 2010

Authors: Curt D. Meine, Wendell Berry

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 676
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County. Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work. As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns. In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy.

Aldo Leopold: A Reader's Testimony
Preface to the 2010 Edition
Preface to the 1988 Edition
Sources (1843-1887)
Prospect Hill (1887-1904)
Lawrenceville (1904-1905)
New Haven (1905-1906)
Forest School (1906-1909)
Apache: The Breaks of the Blue (1909-1911)
Carson: A Delightful Turmoil (1911-1913)
On Top (1913-1915)
"To Promote the Protection and Enjoyment of Wild Things..." (1915-1919)
Chief of Operations (1919-1922)
Pioneers and Gullies (1923-1924)
A Fish out of Water (1924-1928)
"Game Methods: The American Way" (1928-1932)
Consulting Forester (1932-1933)
The Professor (1933-1934)
The Value of Wilderness (1934-1935)
Toward a Biotic View of Land (1936-1939)
Digging Deeper (1939-1941)
Land Use and Democracy (1942-1945)
A Portent of a Different Future (1945-1947)
Finale (1947-1948)
Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography
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