Aldo Leopold was born in Iowa in 1887. He was the author of A Sand County Almanac and was posthumously awarded the John Burroughs Medal in 1978 for his lifetime achievement. At the time of his death he was an advisor on conservation for the United Nations.
"Leopold celebrates the wilderness, stressing the need to preserve this precious legacy."--The Los Angeles Times Book Review "We can be grateful for the opportunity...to spend another pleasant and profitable hour in the company of a man who was perhaps the most provocative student of land and wildlife conservation that our country has produced."--The New Yorker "Aldo Leopold laid the foundation upon which current wildlife conservation policies rest....Leopold's writing is a mine of metaphor containing gems that are often quoted...A highly recommended gift for the outdoosperson or the lover of nature and wildlife."--Steve Brock, Internet Book Reviewer "A rejuvenating visit with the father of all natural resources workers."--Wildlife Review "An observant, poetic volume."--The Los Angeles Times