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Aldo Leopold – A Sand County Almanac

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Aldo Leopold – A Sand County Almanac (1987)

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A Sand County Almanac is one of the most important and lyrical books ever written about conservation and the environment. Although Aldo Leopold died one year before his famous book was published, his ideas about nature and the environment continue today as his lasting legacy.

In 1935, Aldo Leopold moved his family into a run-down cabin, known as "The Shack," and for years they planted trees in the area to help restore the land; also that year he and 7 other conservationists started The Wilderness Society, which continues today as an advocate to restore America's wilderness areas. All of these experiences led Leopold to write down his observations and thoughts about this new concept known as "land ethic." Lorne Greene reads excerpts from this cherished book.

For a biography of Aldo Leopold, see Aldo Leopold – His Life and Thought

Lorne Greene
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markskinner31, posted on August 27, 2016

Albeit, the film script and approach is dated by today's standards, it is gentle and calming as a result. Like the great book, the 28-minute film provides monthly meditations of the natural cycle of life as experienced on an overworked Wisconsin farm recovering through rest from man's abuse.

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