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The Essential Aldo Leopold
Quotations and Commentaries
Edited by Curt D. Meine and Richard L. Knight


The most important quotations of the most quoted figure in conservation, with commentaries by leading nature writers, conservationists, and environmental scholars

"Leopold helped redefine our understanding of the natural world and provided much of the foundation for the modern environmental movement. His legacy can be seen everywhere."Janet Ginsburg, Chicago Tribune

"The Essential Aldo Leopold is a tribute to his amazing breadth, [drawing] on the voluminous range of Leopold's writings . . . from forest and range management to agriculture, to environmental policy, to the key role of
education in persuading Americans to embrace a land ethic and practice conservation."
Mike Dombeck, former chief, U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin Magazine of History

"We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. . . . I was young then, and full of trigger itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.'
Aldo Leopold

Curt D. Meine is senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation. He is the author of Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work, published by the University of Wisconsin Press, and his most recent book is Correction Lines: Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation.

Richard L. Knight is professor of wildlife conservation, Colorado State University, and coeditor of several volumes including Wildlife and Recreation and Stewardship across Boundaries.

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The University of Wisconsin Press publishes several books about Aldo Leopold and many related titles on environmental topics:
The cover of this book features a photo of Aldo Leopold, and mentions the appreciation by Wendell Berry.Aldo Leopold
His Life and Work
Curt Meine

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

The cover of this book features a photo of Aldo Leopold, and mentions the appreciation by Wendell Berry.
The River of the Mother of God
And Other Essays by Aldo Loepold
Edited by Susan Flader & J. Baird Callicott

"Reading these essays is as fascinating as watching a great tree growing."—American Forests

The cover of this book features a photo of Aldo Leopold, and mentions the appreciation by Wendell Berry.
Game Management
Aldo Leopold

With a new Foreword by Laurence R. Jahn
With this book, published more than a half-century ago, Aldo Leopold created the discipline of wild-life management.


The cover of this book features a photo of Aldo Leopold, and mentions the appreciation by Wendell Berry.
Thinking Like a Mountain
Aldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude toward Deer, Wolves, and Forests
Susan L. Flader
"A definitive history of Leopold's work." —American Forests

The cover of this book features a photo of Aldo Leopold, and mentions the appreciation by Wendell Berry.
Prairie Time
The Leopold Reserve Revisited
John Ross and Beth Ross
"Prairie Time is about relationships—among prairie and woodland, climate and weather, moraine and outwash, annual cycles and the chronology of natural events—and the human relation to the land."—Nina Leopold Bradley

Cover of Meine and Knight's book features a photo of Aldo Leopold writing, sitting on a rough hewn bench, with a dog curled up at his feet.

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March 2006

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Contributors:
J. Baird Callicott
David Ehrenfeld
Susan Flader
Eric Freyfogle
Wes Jackson
Paul Johnson
Joni Kinsey
Gary Meffe
Gary Paul Nabhan
Richard Nelson
Bryan Norton
David Orr
Phil Pister
Donald Snow
Stan Templ
Jack Ward Thomas
Charles Wilkinson
Terry Tempest Williams
Donald Worster
Joy Zedler


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