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Author Warren, Julianne Lutz.

Title Aldo Leopold's Odyssey / Julianne Lutz Warren

Published Washington, D.C. : Island Press 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Tenth anniversary edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (xxxix, 483 pages) : 2 illustrations
Series Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Seed Plots -- 2. Written on the Hills -- 3. The Middle Border Chapter -- 4. Interpreting Pharaoh's Dream -- 5. An American System -- 6. A Common Concept of Land -- 7. Ecological Poetry -- 8. The Germ and the Juggernaut -- 9. Wildlife and the New Man -- 10. Knowing Nature -- 11. A New Kind of Conservation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A household icon of the environmental movement, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) may be the most quoted conservationist in history. A Sand County Almanac has sold millions of copies and Leopold's writings are venerated for their perceptions about land and how people might live in concert with the whole community of life. But who is the man behind the words? How did he arrive at his profound and poetic insights, inspiring generations of environmentalists? Building on past scholarship and a fresh study of Leopold's unpublished archival materials, Julianne Lutz Newton retraces the intellectual journey generated by such passion and intelligence. Aldo Leopold's Odyssey illuminates his lifelong quest for answers to a fundamental issue: how can people live prosperously on the land and keep it healthy, too? Leopold's journey took him from Iowa to Yale to the Southwest to Wisconsin, with fascinating stops along the way to probe the causes of early land settlement failures, contribute to the emerging science of ecology, and craft a new vision for land use. More than a biography, this articulate volume is a guide to one man's intellectual growth, and an inspirational resource for anyone pondering the relationships between people and the land.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Leopold, Aldo, 1886-1948.
Naturalists -- Wisconsin -- Biography.
Conservationists -- Wisconsin -- Biography.
Nature conservation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781610917544 (electronic bk.)
1610917545 (electronic bk.)