'There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot,' begins Aldo Leopold's totemic work of ecological thought. Ranging from lyrical observations of the changing seasons over a year on his Wisconsin farm to his hugely influential idea of a 'land ethic' signifying moral equilibrium between humans and all other life on earth, A Sand County Almanac changed perceptions of the natural world and helped give birth to the modern conservation movement.
"One of the most influential books about the natural world ever published"
– Paul Kingsnorth, Guardian
"An unequivocal statement of conscience that will carry down the generations [...] his argument seems more urgently true now than ever"
– The New York Times
"One of the seminal works of the environmental movement."
– The Boston Globe
"I have used this text for twenty years and will continue to use it [...] It should be required reading for every high school senior."
– Walter L. Cook, Jr., University of Georgia
"An inspirational classic – as relevant today as it was when first published in 1949."
– Paul S. Miko, University of New Mexico
"We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir."
– The San Francisco Chronicle
"It is safe to assume that A Sand County Almanac will be read for decades, and probably centuries to come."
– William Vogt
"Any student of the natural resources and the environment is not yet educated if he or she has not read A Sand County Almanac."
– Paul T. Tueller, University of Nevada at Reno
"A classic book, good to have in a [relatively] inexpensive edition."
– Professor Marshall Spector, State University of New York