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About this book
About this book
Looks at Leopold's continuing influence on environmental management practice and philosophy, and his broader impact on environmental issues generally as the patron saint of conservation. Ecologists, wildlife biologists, and other professional conservationists explore the ecological legacy of Aldo Leopold and his A Sand Country Almanac and his contributions to the environmental movement, the philosophy of science, and natural resource management. twelve personal essays describe the enormous impact he has had on each author, from influencing the daily operations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the creation of a land-use ethics guide for Forest Service personnel, to much needed inspiration for continuing on in todays large, complex and often problematic world of science.
Nina Leopold Bradley and Wellington Huffaker: Foreword; Contributors; Richard L. Knight and Suzanne Riedel: Introduction; The Evolution of a Classic; 1: Curt Meine: Moving mountains: Aldo Leopold and A Sand County Almanac ; A Sense of Place, A Sense of Time; 2: Richard L. Knight: Aldo Leopold: blending conversations about public and private lands; 3: John Seidensticker: Aldo Leopold's wilderness, sand county, and my garden; 4: James A. Estes: Then and now; 5: Mary Anne Bishop: Great possessions: Leopold's good oak; The Cohesive Vision; 6: J. Baird Callicott: From the balance of nature to the flux of nature: the land ethic in a time of change; 7: Reed Noss: Aldo Leopold was a conservation biologist; 8: Winifred B. Kessler and Annie L.Booth: Professor Leopold, what is education for?; 9: Stephen R. Kellert: Aldo Leopold and the value of nature; A Land Ethic in Practice; 10: Jamie Rappaport Clark: Leopold's land ethic: a vision for today; 11: L. David Mech: Aldo Leopold: conservationist and hunter; 12: Edwin P. Pister: The A-B dichotomy and the future; 13: Jack Ward Thomas: "What would Aldo have done?" - a personal story.