• Wise and lyrical meditations on environmental ethics, human and natural history, and the passage of time. Some measure of how fiercely good it is: a well-read, retired U.S. Army colonel once told me that he considered Leopold to be better than Shakespeare

    Helen Macdonald
  • These beautiful essays, based on the restoration of an exhausted 80-acre farm in the sand country of central Wisconsin, are full of insights rooted in intelligent humility that inform naturalists to this day

    Isabella Tree
  • A classic ... there are moments of soft beauty [and] his epigrams are whipcrack smart

    Robert Macfarlane, Wall Street Journal
  • A trenchant book, full of vigor and bite

    The New York Times
  • One of the seminal works of the environmental movement

    Boston Globe

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