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A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There is a 1949 non-fiction book by American ecologist, forester, and environmentalist Aldo Leopold. Describing the land around the author's home in Sauk County, Wisconsin, the collection of essays advocate Leopold's idea of a "land ethic", or a responsible relationship existing between people and the land they inhabit. Edited and published by his son, Luna, a year after Leopold's death, the book is considered a landmark in the American conservation movement.


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„Nonconformity is the highest evolutionary attainment of social animals.“

—  Aldo Leopold, book A Sand County Almanac

"A Man's Leisure Time," 1920; Published in Round River, Luna B. Leopold (ed.), Oxford University Press, 1966, p. 8.
1920s
Source: A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

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„What a dull world if we knew all about geese!“

—  Aldo Leopold, book A Sand County Almanac

“March: The Geese Return”, p. 20.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "January Thaw", "February: Good Oak" & "March: The Geese Return"

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„An oak is no respecter of persons.“

—  Aldo Leopold, book A Sand County Almanac

“February: Good Oak”, p. 9.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "January Thaw", "February: Good Oak" & "March: The Geese Return"

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„Whoever invented the word ‘grace’ must have seen the wing-folding of the plover.“

—  Aldo Leopold, book A Sand County Almanac

“May: Back from the Argentine”, p. 34-35.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "May: Back from the Argentine," "June: The Alder Fork," "July: Great Possessions," and "July: Prairie Birthday"

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„Man brings all things to the test of himself, and this is notably true of lightning.“

—  Aldo Leopold, book A Sand County Almanac

“February: Good Oak”, p. 8.
A Sand County Almanac, 1949, "January Thaw", "February: Good Oak" & "March: The Geese Return"

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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