Read Wisconsin: A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Thu 07.21.22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDTRegister
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Calling all readers! Join us for the first gathering of “Read Wisconsin,” a book event featuring appetizers, fine books, and expert facilitators leading rich conversations that illuminate ways a Christian perspective can enrich our understandings of works written by Wisconites or about Wisconsin.
Our inaugural gathering will discuss the classic A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, first published in 1949. Written as a series of sketches based on the flora and fauna in a rural part of southern Wisconsin, the book covers a forty-year period of Leopold’s observations as he traveled throughout North America. Alongside vivid descriptions of nature, the book addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. With more than two million copies sold, A Sand County Almanac is widely credited with revolutionizing our understandings of wildlife conservation and land management.
If you do not own a copy of A Sand County Almanac, we recommend you purchase the 2020 edition by Oxford University Press (the Kindle version is priced less than $10).
Rick Lindroth is Vilas Distinguished Achievement & Sorenson Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on evolutionary ecology and global change ecology. Rick has been a Fulbright Fellow and is a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, the Entomological Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a member of the BioLogos Voices speakers bureau.