Aldo Leopolds A Sand County Almanac has enthralled generations of nature lovers and conservationists. Hailed for prose that is full of beauty and vigor and bite (The New York Times), it is perhaps the finest example of nature writing since Thoreaus Walden, and one of the most influential works ever written about humans and the environment. This illustrated edition, with more than eighty color images by acclaimed photographer Michael Sewell, celebrates the Wisconsin farm where the seasons of Leopolds almanac unfold.
Sewell, with a dogeared paperback of Sand County in his camera bag, followed the authors footsteps across the landscape, capturing with his lens the same woodland, river, marsh, and wildlife that Aldo captured with his pen. Leopold takes us through the year from January to December, watching a woodcock dance in golden afternoon light, or listening to quail song at daybreak. He finds the poetry not only in the sweep of geese across the autumn sky, but also in the humble draba plant or the act of chopping a tree.
And Michael Sewell displays an almost uncanny gift for finding images that resonate side by side with Aldos words, allowing readers to experience this classic work as never before.