Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work by Curt D. MeineAldo Leopold: His Life and Work by Curt D. Meine

Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

byCurt D. MeineContribution byWendell Berry

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This biography of Aldo Leopold follows him from his childhood as a precocious naturalist to his profoundly influential role in the development of conservation and modern environmentalism in the United States. This edition includes a new preface by author Curt Meine and an appreciation by acclaimed Kentucky writer and farmer Wendell Berry.

Curt D. Meine is director for conservation biology and history with the Center for Humans and Nature; senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation; research associate with the International Crane Foundation; and associate adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is coeditor of The Essential Aldo Leopold, also publ...
Title:Aldo Leopold: His Life and WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:676 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.7 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:University Of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299249042

ISBN - 13:9780299249045

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“Of all the conservationists who have preceded us, Leopold was the most radical, the most complete, and therefore the most needed. . . . Because his writing has, to such an extent, the quality of his character, and because his character was so much that of a conservationist, it is particularly needful that we should know the story of his life. Curt Meine has supplied this need, and he helps us to see clearly how Leopold’s writing originated in his life. . . . Leopold was indistinguishably a man of words and a man of deeds, and we see this more clearly in Meine’s biography than in Leopold’s writings.”—Wendell Berry, from the appreciation

Table of Contents



Part I. Midwest

1. Sources (1843–1887)

2. Prospect Hill (1887–1904

Part II. East

3. Lawrenceville (1904–1905)

4. New Haven (1905–1906)

5. Forest School (1906–1909)

Part III. Southwest

6. Apache: The Breaks of the Blue (1909–1911)

7. Carson: A Delightful Turmoil (1911–1913)

8. On Top (1913–1915)

9. "To Promote the Protection and Enjoyment of Wild Things . . ." (1915–1919)

10. Chief of Operations (1919–1922)

11. Pioneers and Gullies (1923–1924)

Part IV. Wisconsin

12. A Fish out of Water (1924-1928)

13. "Game Methods: The American Way" (1928–1932)

14. Consulting Forrester (1932–1933)

15. The Professor (1933–1934)

16. The Value of Wilderness (1934–1935)

17. Toward a Biotic View of Land (1936–1939)

18. Digging Deeper (1939–1941)

19. Land Use and Democracy (1942–1945)

20. A Portent of a Different Future (1945–1947)

21. Finale (1947–1948)


Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography




Editorial Reviews

“At this time no writer is better situated in place or time than Meine to understand and to put into practice Leopold’s ideas about man and nature. . . .Meine’s biography of Leopold remains our best account of Leopold’s exemplary evolving ethical journey.” —Jim Ballowe, North Dakota Quarterly