A Sand County Almanac

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A Sand County Almanac

Would I recommend A Sand County Almanac to someone I know? Depending upon who it was, I would definitely recommend this book. I think I would suggest this book for someone who enjoys the outdoors. But someone who does not appreciate the outdoors, in my opinion, would not get as much out of the book. The reason I would recommend this book is because I thought it did a splendid job describing the tinniest things and making them interesting. Who would have known that reading about chickadees feeding or describing a bur oak would be interesting to read? The first part of the book is broken down into months, while the final part really goes into Leopold’s land ethics.

Parts I and II of A Sand County Almanac are recounts of different episodes of Leopold’s life. It is perhaps these recollections that were the inspiration for his land ethic theory. When Leopold is describing his life on his sand farm in Wisconsin, the reader seems to get the sense that even though a bigger and better society is passing before his eyes, he tries to go back to the way thi...
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