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Aldo Leopold (1887–1948) was one of America's preeminent environmentalists and a pioneer in developing the fields of wildlife management and environmental ethics. Born in Burlington, Iowa, Leopold studied forestry at Yale University and worked for the U.S. Forest Service before becoming a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1933. Leopold is well known among the general public for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), which has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into nine languages.

Leopold was a prolific author of articles in scientific and technical journals, but wrote A Sand County Almanac with the deliberate intent of communicating the importance of conservation to the general public. It consists of a collection of essays (some ...

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