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on 6 June 2017
Leopold's views on conservation and how we mistreat the land that sustains us should be compulsory reading for politicians everywhere. But this is not a heavy read; there are lovely chapters on the wildlife Leopold saw around his cabin, and the book has lots of charming illustrations by Charles Schwarz.
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on 19 March 2013
Aldo Leopold's "ramblings" on the life forms (plants - animals - people) in his living space speak of his deep understanding of the connectedness from past to present to future of all living beings. A broken link in nature has ramifications elsewhere.
He does not judge, but simply observes and learns and wonders.
This is going to be a book I'll pick up again and again.
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on 18 January 2014
Beautifully written, sensitively observed and carefully considered ecological assessment produced in the years shortly after the second world war gives us a taste of how man has carelessly blundered through the natural habitat bringing about damaging changes to the subtle natural balances that existed.
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on 23 October 2017
Wonderful service by seller. One of the greatest and most underestimated books of the 20th century
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on 9 April 2016
Just a bloody good read.
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on 9 May 2013
The notion of "thinking like a mountain" and the realisation that killing wolves has a knock on effect on the mountain are ideas that were far ahead of their time in the 1940s for Western humans (aboriginals and maoris for example had had these insights thousands of years ago). This book should be read by all with an interest in ecology and the environment.
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on 30 November 2014
An essential reading for the environmental philosopher. Who are am I to disagree?
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on 9 February 2016
This is a wonderful book, one of the founding texts of environmentalism.
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on 21 January 2012
Easy and pleasing prose making a universal statement well before the time of the environmental public campaign in a more scientific, philosophical and personal style making it an interesting reading for the general public and specialists
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on 13 January 2013
I absolutely loved this book. brought to my attention by a university lecturer as part of my course but such a beautifully descriptive book that you don't need to be studying environmentalism or anything else to love this book by Leopold. Stands the test of time too.
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