Lessons from Leopold

Learning from the Land

By Stephan A. Nelle

Introduction by Iliana Peña

Photographs by Wyman Meinzer

978-1-64843-248-4 Hardcover (Printed Case)
6.12 x 9.25 x 0 in
200 pp. 24 color, 19 B&W photos. Bib. Index.
Pub Date: 11/29/2024
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Aldo Leopold (1887–1948), arguably best known for his posthumous A Sand County Almanac (1949), is considered by many the father of modern wildlife management. He developed and described many of the concepts of conservation, ecology, and stewardship of natural resources still used today. Leopold was an astute observer of the land and people’s relationship to the land. His writings have endured the test of time and have proven to be remarkably prophetic and relevant to today’s issues.

Lessons from Leopold: Learning from the Land takes 54 selections of Leopold’s writings relevant to current-day conservation issues as a starting point to provide thought-provoking lessons that have direct application to contemporary land management. Notable Texas conservationist Steve Nelle brings Leopold’s message into our current context, touching on a variety of issues including ecology, land ethics, conservation, and land and wildlife management. Nelle’s pieces originally appeared as a bimonthly column for Texas Wildlife, Texas Wildlife Association’s monthly magazine. This collection of works has been edited and organized into a coherent whole as seven chapters, accompanied by short introductions to place the lessons into a wider topical context. The book includes an introduction by Iliana Peña, 15 archival photographs, and 20 color photographs by nature photographer Wyman Meinzer.

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