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Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Michael Lannoo


Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts are giants in the history of environmental awareness. They were born ten years and only about 200 miles apart and died within weeks of each other in 1948. Yet they never met and they didn't read each other's work. This book reveals the full extent of their profound and parallel influence both on science and our perception of the natural world today. It shows how deeply these two ecological luminaries influenced the emergence both of environmentalism and conservation biology. In particular, it looks closely at how they each derived their ideas about the possi ... More

Keywords: Aldo Leopold, Edward F. Ricketts, environmental awareness, environmentalism, conservation biology, natural world, ecosystems, climate change, invasive species

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780520264786
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520264786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Lannoo, author