Aldo Leopold
Oxford University Press, New York, 2005 (second edition); originally published 1949, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780195053050

Nature writings of Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), one of the foremost conservationists of the first half of the 20th century.

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Jeanne Gang

The book that laid the groundwork for understanding the ethical dimensions of our modern relationship to the natural environment. In one poetic chapter, the author must cut down an old oak that has been struck by lightning. As he cuts, he recounts eras of landscape history, moving backward through time as he saws through the growth rings of the tree.

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