In Aldo Leopold and an Ecological Conscience ecologists, wildlife biologists, and other professional conservationists explore the ecological legacy of Aldo Leopold and his A Sand Country Almanac and his contributions to the environmental movement, the philosophy of science, and natural resource management. Twelve personal essays describe the enormous impact he has had on each author, from influencing the daily operations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the creation of a land-use ethics guide for Forest Service personnel, to much needed inspiration for continuing on in today's large, complex and often problematic world of science. Here is Aldo Leopold as a mentor, friend, and companion and an affirmation of his hope that science will continue
to be practiced in the cause of conservation.
Readership: Environmental historians, wildlife ecologists, natural resource specialists, and general readers interested in conservation biology and ecology.
Edited by Richard L. Knight, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Giology, Colorado State University, and Edited by Susanne Reidel, Department of Forestry, North Carolina State University
"... this attractive book is wonderfully put together. It would serve either as a helpful introduction to those who might not be familiar with Leopold's work or as enjoyable reading for those who already know the delights of the world of Aldo Leopold." - Environmental Conservation
Nina Leopold Bradley and Wellington Huffaker: Foreword
Richard L. Knight and Suzanne Riedel: Introduction
The Evolution of a Classic
1: Curt Meine: Moving mountains: Aldo Leopold and A Sand County Almanac
A Sense of Place, A Sense of Time
2: Richard L. Knight: Aldo Leopold: blending conversations about public and private lands
3: John Seidensticker: Aldo Leopold's wilderness, sand county, and my garden
4: James A. Estes: Then and now
5: Mary Anne Bishop: Great possessions: Leopold's good oak
The Cohesive Vision
6: J. Baird Callicott: From the balance of nature to the flux of nature: the land ethic in a time of change
7: Reed Noss: Aldo Leopold was a conservation biologist
8: Winifred B. Kessler and Annie L.Booth: Professor Leopold, what is education for?
9: Stephen R. Kellert: Aldo Leopold and the value of nature
A Land Ethic in Practice
10: Jamie Rappaport Clark: Leopold's land ethic: a vision for today
11: L. David Mech: Aldo Leopold: conservationist and hunter
12: Edwin P. Pister: The A-B dichotomy and the future
13: Jack Ward Thomas: "What would Aldo have done?" - a personal story