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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:
His Life and Work
The River of the Mother of GodAnd Other Essays by Aldo Loepold
Edited by Susan Flader & J. Baird CallicottGame Management
Aldo LeopoldThinking Like a MountainAldo Leopold and the Evolution of an Ecological Attitude toward Deer, Wolves, and Forests
Susan L. Flader
Prairie TimeThe Leopold Reserve Revisited
John Ross and Beth Ross
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