'A Sand County Almanac' and Nature Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

'A Sand County Almanac' and Nature
This paper looks at the work "A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There" by Aldo Leopold and discusses the maintenance of the natural world.
# 119094 | 1,236 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that in the book "A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There", Aldo Leopold offers his observations about nature that include insights and recommendations about how mankind must become part of the nature's honorable interconnected and interdependency scheme. The writer notes that the book is divided into three parts and Leopold showcases his observations that occur on his sand farm in Wisconsin in a series of shack sketches. The writer also notes that the second part opens to specific observations that occur in diverse environments throughout the United States and Manitoba over a period of forty years. In addition, the writer discusses that most importantly, Leopold delves into his now famous concepts of land ethics and looks at how the biology of nature's ecosystems fit into the established issues of ecology and conversation that stress the protection and balances of nature.

From the Paper:

"The Leopold family tends to the repairs of the land while they hunt and enjoy the pleasures of the wilderness. Leopold preserves the experience through observations and meditations that he records in the first section of the book that includes his shack sketches.
"The shack sketches are divided by months, and in the first part "January Thaw," Leopold opens his narrative with descriptions of the interactions of the community that include humans interacting with the natural surroundings and the wildlife of the woods. The months continue along in the year's exploration of natural occurrences as Leopold weaves the wonders of nature and her inhabitants with such subjects as U.S. history, the wisdom and ignorance of mankind, the wildness of the wind, and so many more lessons one can learn from the pristine elements of nature. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There. Oxford: Oxford U P, 1987.

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