A Sand County Almanac Summary

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Leopold, Aldo. 1949. A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River. Ballantine Books: New York (1966) For the book report I read Aldo Leopold’s “A Sand County Almanac”. The book depicts the landscape and ideas as seen and interpreted by Aldo Leopold as well as including discussions on conservation. I would definitely recommend this book to other people. I think anyone who appreciates the environment or believes in the wonder of nature would enjoy reading this book. The concepts and ideas discussed throughout the reading would really resonate with someone who agrees with preserving the environment and appreciating the landscape that is around us. Most people in today’s society just go through the motions and don’t stop to understand the environment. …show more content…

Leopold’s book holds true on this point and focuses on the attitudes and ideas on the American landscape. Throughout the book, the idea of valuing and having a better attitude towards the environment is a main concept. Just from reading the first couple of pages of the book you can sense that Leopold has a great attitude towards the environment and knows so much about the American landscape. Another point under the course objective is the aesthetics of environments. Anyone who has gotten the pleasure of reading “A Sand County Almanac” knows that the book dwells deep into the aesthetics of environments. Every page introduces you into a new and beautiful scenery. Leopold’s talent for using descriptions and allowing the reader to visualize the environment being portrayed helps to embody this theme. The depictions and drawings in the book are so beautiful that they bring about an admiration for the landscape and desire for conservation. Almost anyone can look at the environment and see pretty objects, but this book looks at the aesthetics of all aspects of

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