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November 20, 2017

Aldo Leopold: The Man and His Legacy

Aldo Leopold: The Man and His Legacy

Edited by Thomas Tanner
Foreword by Curt Meine
180 pages, softbound
2012
ISBN 987-0-9856923-0-8

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This book is a collection of essays that are meant to honor the significant life of the man who is known to many as the father of the land ethic and game management. As scientist, activist, philosopher, and author, Leopold is probably best known for "A Sand County Almanac," published posthumously in 1949.

This book is arranged into three parts: First we learn about the development of Leopold’s ideals, the source of his motivation and his “land ethic.” Then Leopold’s influence on other scientist is weighed by considering the views of four members of the academic community in his field. Finally, we get a view of Leopold from his family’s perspective. This collection of new essays will help you and those around you develop the land ethic from inspired idea to cultural reality.

The 2012 edition includes the new Foreword by Curt Meine, as well as Forewords written in 1987 by Stewart L. Udall and in 1995 by Paul W. Johnson. 

Contents

Foreword
Curt Meine

Preface

Part I: The Man and His Legacy

Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of a Land Ethic
Susan Flader

The Leopold Legacy and American Wilderness
Craig W. Allin

The Farmer as Conservationist: Leopold on Agriculture
Curt Meine

Aldo Leopold and the Limits of American Liberalism
Roderick Nash

The Scientific Substance of the Land Ethic
J. Baird Callicott

Part II: Standing on His Shoulders

The Land Ethic and the World Scene
Raymond F. Dasmann

North American Deer Ecology: Fifty Years Later
Dale McCullough

Aldo Leopold and the Real World
Huey D. Johnson

The Land Ethic: A Guide for the World
Bruce Babbitt

Part III: From Burlington to Baraboo

Aldo’s School Years: Summer Vacation
Frederic Leopold

Built on Honor to Endure: Evolution of a Leopold Family Philosophy
Sharon Kaufman

The Leopold Memorial Reserve
Charles C. Bradley

Reflections and Recollections
Carl Leopold, Estella Leopold, Luna Leopold, Nina Leopold Bradley, and Frederic Leopold

Foreword, 1987
Stewart L. Udall

Foreword, 1995
Paul W. Johnson

Suggested Citation
Tanner, T., ed. 2012. Aldo Leopold: The Man and His Legacy. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society.

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