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For the Health of the Land: Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings

By: Aldo Leopold

243 pages, B/w illus

Shearwater Books

Paperback | Jun 2001 | #123115 | ISBN: 1559637641
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Hardback | Sep 1999 | #98755 | ISBN: 1559637633
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About this book

The book offers a series of forty short pieces, arranged in seasonal "almanac" form, along with longer essays, arranged chronologically, which show the development of Leopold's approach to managing private lands for conservation ends. The writings are vintage Leopold - clear, sensible and provocative, sometimes humorous, often lyrical, and always inspiring.


Part 1 Rural wildlife conservation: game management; a new field for science; helping ourselves; the Wisconsin river marshes; Coon Valley; farm game management in Silesia; be your own emperor. Part 2 A landowner's conservation almanac; winter; spring; summer; fall. Part 3 The outlook: the farmer as a conservationist; history of the Riley Game Co-operative, 1931-39; planning for wildlife; what is a weed?; the outlook for farm wildlife; the land-health concept and conservation.

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