A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) by Aldo Leopold

By Aldo Leopold

"We can position this ebook at the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir." San Francisco Chronicle

These surprising snap shots of the flora and fauna discover the breathtaking variety of the unspoiled American panorama -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines. a beautiful tribute to our land and a daring problem to guard the area we like.

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We spent our summers in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, where my father worked. These summers helped me develop an appreciation for nature that has remained with me. After graduating from high school, I attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York, and then became what the Germans called a Wandervogel (wandering bird). I lived in Greenwich Village and took courses at Columbia, New York University, and the New School for Social Research. Later I attended Penn State and the University of Oklahoma, before encountering Gardner Murphy who brought me to the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, where I completed my PhD at nearby Lawrence.

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