The River of the Mother of God and Other Essays

Aldo Leopold, Author, Susan L. Flader, Editor, J. Baird Callicott, Editor
Aldo Leopold, Author, Susan L. Flader, Editor, J. Baird Callicott, Editor University of Wisconsin Press $27.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-299-12760-2
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This collection of Aldo Leopold's writings, spanning the years 1904-1947, charts the development of the conservation ethic that led to his A Sand County Almanac. Flader ( The Sand Countryor `County'?/correct as given.gs of Aldo Leopold ) and Callicott ( In Defense of the Land Ethic ) have organized the material chronologically; they provide a general introduction and a brief note for each essay. As a young forester in 1915, Leopold (1887-1948) accepted such dogmas of the time as fire prevention and the eradication of ``varmints.'' But by 1936, after a few years in the Southwest, he was advocating the preservation of wolves and grizzly bears. Gradually, his interests broadened to encompass watershed and game management, conservation economics and sustainable agriculture. These essays have special interest for environmental historians, conservationists and devotees of A Sand County /correct as given;l book is county, the other country; we've attributed the correct titles throughout.gs Almanac. Illustrations. (Apr.)
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