(snow date: Sunday, February 1, 2015)
A Sand County Almanac
By Aldo Leopold
A Sand County Almanac was published in 1949, a year after its author, Aldo Leopold – an ecologist, forester and environmentalist – died fighting a forest fire. Leopold’s son, Luna, compiled the essays, many of which had been published previously, in what became one of the most respected environmental books of the 20th century – a landmark of the conservation movement.
The twelve essays of the Almanac – one for each month – paint natural history in charming word pictures of what Leopold calls the biotic community around his home in Wisconsin. These essays and two others we will discuss, Thinking Like a Mountain and The Land Ethic, embody Leopold’s philosophy of responsible relationships between people and the land on which they live.
Come and enjoy discussing this classic book –whether this is your first encounter with this work or if you are revisiting it — in a welcoming winter setting, a crackling fire in the background and table set with warm beverages and sweet treats.
A Sand County Almanac – any edition
Wakefield Books has ordered copies and editions are readily available online or through Ocean State Library system.
The Land Ethic
Thinking Like a Mountain
Location: Private Home, Saunderstown, RI (directions will be sent to registrants)
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