Aldo Leopold è un pioniere dell'ambientalismo. Da giovane vide una lupa morire tra le sue braccia, e in quel momento comprese che la scomparsa della natura selvaggia avrebbe condotto alla fine del nostro mondo. Per tutta la vita si dedicò alla tutela e alla conservazione dell'ambiente. Il suo "A Sand County Almanac" è al contempo una celebrazione della natura selvaggia e un invito all'uomo moderno a sviluppare un'etica della terra - a «pensare come una montagna» - a contemplare la natura e le sue creature come un organismo dotato di equilibrio, armonia e bellezza, da cui dipende la nostra stessa integrità e salute. Considerato l'erede spirituale del "Walden" di H.D. Thoreau, viene qui proposto per la prima volta nella sua versione integrale.
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How is it possible that I earned a BS in natural resources (and slipping toward an MS in wildlife) without being required to read this book? Aldo Leopold is often called the father of wildlife management. But Sand County Almanac is not a text book, with nary a glossary, set of models, or flow chart
What a dull world if we knew all about geese! Nature is refreshing. Even a short walk in a park can powerfully clear one’s head. For whatever reason—perhaps because our ancestors lived in trees—surrounding oneself with birches and maples produces in nearly everyone feelings of warmth, comfort, an Leggi tutto
“Does the economist know the grebe?”—Aldo Leopold You begin with this, which is where I believe we are, in terms of the health of the planet: https://www.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-news... Sand County Almanac is a 1949 collection of essays by Wisconsin conservationist Leopold—some people now call him one of Leggi tutto
I first read this book back in college as extra credit in a biology class. My reread was made more pleasurable this time around due to the fact that I wasn't being graded, and to the addition of Michael Sewell's stunning nature photographs. The book features monthly entries, as Leopold guides you th Leggi tutto
Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. * -pause- Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language. The quality of cranes lies, I think, in th Leggi tutto
“Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land. We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity, belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” Published in 1949, Aldo Leopold is an Leggi tutto
I've had this book on my shelf for ages and decided to read it in honor of Earth Day. It's a little too cold for reading outside today but the sun is shining, I have the door wall open and I'm enjoying the fresh breezes and birdsongs of spring...while listening to a few of Bach's cello suites. Perfe Leggi tutto
First published in 1949, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There by Aldo Leopold was definitely way ahead of its time. Much of that stated within remains valid and relevant still today. It is a book about conservation and ecology and man’s relationship to land. At the author’s death, in Ap Leggi tutto
This latest and best issue of the classic A Sand County Almanac captures Leopold's philosophy with magnificent photographs by Michael Sewell. This edition, in conjunction with the Aldo Leopold Foundation (which fosters an ethical relationship between people and land), includes some facsimiles of the Leggi tutto
Foreword A Sand County Almanac January --January Thaw February --Good Oak March --The Geese Return April --Come High Water --Draba --Bur Oak --Sky Dance May --Back from the Argentine June --The Alder Fork July --Great Possessions --Prairie Birthday August --The Green Pasture September --The Choral Copse October --Smoky Leggi tutto
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