One of the most beloved and revered books ever to arise from the beginnings of the environmental movement, A Sand County Almanac still provides a compelling look at the need for conservation and environmental stewardship.
Available at nearly ever Internet bookstore and in thousands of brick and mortar bookshops across the country, over 1 million copies of the book has been printed, in nine languages.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation provides a synopsis of the book and its author:
Throughout his life Leopold was at the forefront of the conservation movement—indeed, he is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in
He died of a heart attack on
Published in 1949 as the ﬁnale to A Sand County Almanac, Leopold’s ‘Land Ethic’ deﬁned a new relationship between people and nature and set the stage for the modern conservation movement.
Graduating with a masters in 1909, he joined the U.S. Forest Service. His first posting was a desolate forest in
In 1933 he was appointed to the newly created chair in Game Management at the