Aldo Leopold and the Ecological Conscience by Richard L. Knight, Susanne Riedel

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By Richard L. Knight, Susanne Riedel

In Aldo Leopold and an Ecological sense of right and wrong ecologists, flora and fauna biologists, and different expert conservationists discover the ecological legacy of Aldo Leopold and his A Sand County Almanac and his contributions to the environmental flow, the philosophy of technological know-how, and typical source administration. Twelve own essays describe the big impression he has had on every one writer, from influencing the day-by-day operations of the U.S. Fish and natural world carrier and the production of a land-use ethics consultant for wooded area carrier body of workers, to a lot wanted idea for carrying on with on in cutting-edge huge, advanced and infrequently complex global of technological know-how. here's Aldo Leopold as a mentor, buddy, and significant other and an confirmation of his desire that technology will remain practiced within the reason behind conservation.

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Within wildlife management proper, Leopold played a central role in the formative events of the mid to late 1930s: creation of the American Wildlife Institute (later the Wildlife Management Institute) and development of the Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit system in 1935, establishment of the North American Wildlife Conference in 1936, founding of The Wildlife Society and its Journal of Wildlife Management in 1937, and passage and implementation of the Pittman-Robertson Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (Trefethen 1975; Meine 1988).

New York: Oxford University Press. Meine, C. D. 1988. Aldo Leopold: His life and work. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Tallmadge, J. 1987. Anatomy of a classic. In Companion to A Sand County Almanac: Interpretive and critical essays, ed. J. B. Callicott, 110 — 127. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Zeide. B. 1996. Another look at Leopold's land ethic. Journal of Forestry 96:13 —19. This page intentionally left blank The Evolution of a Classic! Chapter I Moving Mountains Aldo Leopold and A Sand County Almanac His love was for present tilings, and these things were present somewhere; to find them required only the free sky, and the will to ply his wings.

These essays, written during the early morning hours in his office on the Madison campus of the University of Wisconsin, were drawn from his experiences at a shack on a sand county farm along the banks of the Wisconsin River. Aldo Leopold's writings in A Sand County Almanac touch the part of Americans that E. O. Wilson had in mind when he coined the word "biophilia" (Wilson 1984). Because we evolved from nature, we still carry a part of nature in our hearts, in our souls, and in our heads. This is where humans feel their relationship with and responsibilities to the land.

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