Le livre du jour: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

I haven’t read A Sand County Almanac since college.  It was a required book for my conservation biology class.  I remember enjoying it back then, I think 😀

On a whim, I decided to purchase it a few years back thinking my husband might enjoy reading it.  Mostly because he is the outdoor type and believes in conservation.  Unfortunately, he didn’t like it so much and the book sat on the shelf collecting dust.  I decided to pick it back up for our trip to Virginia.

I am struck at how the words in the first pages (as I haven’t gotten very far yet) still ring true in this day and age.  The book was first published in 1949.  I love the first two sentences, “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.  These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.”

My re-reading of this book is a reminder to myself of why I love nature and how more than ever we need to make a conscientious effort to change our attitude in how we view the earth and its inhabitants.  I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book.  Any thoughts and comments are welcome.

Happy Reading to you!


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3 Comments on “Le livre du jour: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold”

  1. July 27, 2011 at 20:02 #

    Those are a great couple of sentences to start with! I’m definitely one who cannot live without the wild. 🙂

    • July 27, 2011 at 20:11 #

      I know right?! Have you read the book? I am still trying to finish it up.

  2. July 27, 2011 at 22:15 #

    no, I’d never heard of it. But i’ll definitely be looking for it at the library now.

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