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Main Title For the health of the land : previously unpublished essays and other writings /
Author Leopold, Aldo,
Other Authors
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Callicott, J. Baird.
Freyfogle, Eric T.
Publisher Island Press [for] Shearwater Books,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 41540168
ISBN 1559637633; 9781559637633; 1559637641; 9781559637640
Subjects Nature conservation ; Landscape protection ; Natural history--Outdoor books ; Landschaftspflege
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ELDM  QH75.L38 1999 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 10/06/2006
Collation xix, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Game management: a new field for science -- Helping ourselves: being the adventures of a farmer and a sportsman who produced their own shooting ground -- The Wisconsin River marshes -- Coon Valley: an adventure in cooperative conservation -- Farm game management in Silesia -- Be your own emperor -- Winter cover -- Winter food -- Feed the songbirds -- Woodlot wildlife -- Stories in the snow -- Winter care of plantings -- Do we want a woodsless countryside? -- The farmer and the rabbit -- The farmer and the fox -- Pines above the snow -- The farm pond -- The marsh -- Evergreens for cover -- When the geese return -- Bur oak: badge of Wisconsin -- Bluebirds welcome -- Back from the Argentine -- Sky dance of spring -- Farmers and ducks -- Cliff swallows to order. Wildflower corners -- Windbreaks -- The farm arboretum -- Pheasant planting -- Pheasant damage -- Bird houses -- Wildlife and water -- Bobwhite -- Fifth column of the fencerow -- Roadside prairies -- Wild foods -- Feeding stations -- Look for bird bands -- The hawk and owl question -- Feed early -- Farm fur crops -- Farming in color -- Smartweed sanctuaries -- From little acorns -- Woodlot wildlife and plant disease -- The farmer as a conservationist -- History of the Riley Game Cooperative, 1931-1939 -- Planning for wildlife -- Biotic land-use -- What is a weed? -- The outlook for farm wildlife -- The land-health concept and conservation. "Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanac is widely regarded as one of the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold set forth an eloquent plea for the development of a "land ethic"--A belief that people have a responsibility to treat the soils, waters, plants, and animals that collectively comprise "the land" in ways that ensure their well-being."--BOOK JACKET. "For the Health of the Land is a new collection of rare and previously unpublished essays by Leopold that builds on that vision of ethical land use. It develops the important concept of "land health" - by which Leopold meant the capacity for self-renewal in nature - and the practical measures land-owners can take to sustain it."--Jacket.