For 7 decades, Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac has been inspiring readers across the globe. With 14 translations published and 2 million copies sold, it remains a classic among lovers of nature and literature. Leopold reaches readers with a timeless call: to understand the true connection between people and the natural world.
Achieving prominence around the first Earth Day in 1970, A Sand County Almanac has been reborn for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The new edition of this timeless writing meets a new generation of readers with an introduction by famed author and conservationist, Barbara Kingsolver.
“Aldo Leopold, a man who died before I was born, is part of my inner circle. I always look forward to cracking open his door, A Sand County Almanac, for another chat.”–Barbara Kingsolver (photo credit: Steven L. Hopp)
Through science, history, humor and prose, Leopold uses A Sand County Almanac to teach us the importance of treating the land with the love and respect that it deserves.
“One of the most beautiful, heart-warming, and important nature books to appear in years.” – The Chicago Tribune
“Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac was my first book of nature writing and changed my view of the world with such words as: ‘It is warm behind the driftwood now, for the wind has gone with the geese. So would I — if I were the wind.’ I still have my original, yellowed and marked-up copy and will never let it go.”
“Outdoor prose writing at its best…A trenchant book, full of beauty and vigor and bite…All through it is Leopold’s deep love for a healthy land.” – The New York Times Book Review
“A Sand County Almanac is the transcendentalist’s field guide to feeling. It’s a compendium of conservation thinking and feeling – and how that head/heart convergence inspires our treatment of nature and one another as indispensable ‘cogs’ in an interlocked existence. It is my spiritual ready reference to our ecological well-being and a how-to on seeing the whole and harmony in wildness.”