For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays And Other Writings

For the Health of the Land Previously Unpublished Essays And Other Writings A collection of previously unavailable essays by environmentalist Aldo Leopold building on the tradition of ethical land use and developing the concept of land health and the practical measures lando

  • Title: For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays And Other Writings
  • Author: Aldo Leopold Eric T. Freyfogle Scott Russell Sanders
  • ISBN: 9781559637633
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A collection of previously unavailable essays by environmentalist Aldo Leopold, building on the tradition of ethical land use and developing the concept of land health and the practical measures landowners can take to sustain it Containing over 40 short pieces arranged in a seasonal almanac form along with longer essays arranged chronologically, each piece is introduced aA collection of previously unavailable essays by environmentalist Aldo Leopold, building on the tradition of ethical land use and developing the concept of land health and the practical measures landowners can take to sustain it Containing over 40 short pieces arranged in a seasonal almanac form along with longer essays arranged chronologically, each piece is introduced and set in context by the editors.

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    1. This was all pretty good reading. I didn't think it measured up to Sand County Almanac, except in places, but that's a high bar. For me, given that much of it was about hunting and game birds, it wasn't too relevant; I support wildlife and am a farmer, but am not a hunter and don't think much of shooting the animals you love. That personal opinion aside, though, it was well written and interesting enough to hold even my attention. But the real reason, I think, to read this book is section III. T [...]

    2. While I really enjoyed the content, the beginning was really slow. The information is dense, and so despite being a short book, it took a long time for me to get through. After all, this collection of essays and articles were meant to be read as they were published in newsletters (or not) as opposed to all at once in a book. This one has not lost its relevance despite being written 80 years ago.

    3. A beautiful example of compelling writing. Leopold offers simple suggestions of things land owners can do, and why those suggestions are relevant. The study of European land management is fascinating and informative. These essays are written as much from the heart as from the intellect, and the combination provides the reader with a gentle reflection and yearning to be part of what clearly motivated the author.Frankly, I found this to be more interesting than 'A Sand County Almanac'. A great rea [...]

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