A Voice For the Wilderness: Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac was published in 1948. It took Aldo Leopold ten years to write, which says something about his particular care for such things. In part it is written out of his experience living along the Wisconsin River in what was referred to as The Shack, by the Leopold family. Leopold purchased land… Continue reading A Voice For the Wilderness: Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard

"I feel at peace among these looming rocks, the cloud swirl and wind- whirled snow, as if the earth had opened up to take me in."page 159 The Snow Leopard (1978), could be criticized as misleading since this is not a book about the mysterious Leopard of the high altitudes of the Himalayas. The purpose… Continue reading Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

I first heard of Edward Abbey when reading Belden Lane's, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes. When I did a quick google search I was interested in his reputation as a sort of fierce individual, who is is linked to an approach to environmentalism that is often visceral, but supported by intellect. I selected Desert Solitaire because… Continue reading Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey