Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work (Paperback)

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By Curt D. Meine, Wendell Berry (Contributions by)
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This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his childhood as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential role in the development of conservation and modern environmentalism in the United States. This edition includes a new preface by author Curt Meine and an appreciation by acclaimed Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry.

About the Author

Curt D. Meine is director for conservation biology and history with the Center for Humans and Nature; senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation; research associate with the International Crane Foundation; and associate adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is coeditor of The Essential Aldo Leopold, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Praise For…

“An excellent, full-length biography of a figure central to the environmental history of the United States.”—Science

Aldo Leopold is laboriously researched, masterfully synthesized, and felicitously written. . . . Through Meine’s fascinating and lively narrative, we can at last . . . become better acquainted with one of the most important minds in the history of conservation.”—The Bloomsbury Review

“Meine has done a masterful job in presenting to his reader the family man, sportsman, natural resource manager, administrator, professor, philosopher, and poet.”—Western Historical Quarterly

“This is a story well worth reading and, happily, it’s good fun to boot. The author has skillfully captured Leopold the man, the scientist, the philosopher—furthermore, anyone who begins to read it will soon be captured, too.”—Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. Senator and founder of Earth Day

“At this time no writer is better situated in place or time than Meine to understand and to put into practice Leopold’s ideas about man and nature. . . .Meine’s biography of Leopold remains our best account of Leopold’s exemplary evolving ethical journey.” —Jim Ballowe, North Dakota Quarterly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780299249045
ISBN-10: 0299249042
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date: October 19th, 2010
Pages: 676
Language: English