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Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's LabThe Emergence of Environmentalism$
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Michael Lannoo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520264786

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520264786.001.0001

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A Sand County Almanac

A Sand County Almanac

(p.79) Chapter Eight A Sand County Almanac
Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab

Michael J Lannoo

University of California Press

In early July 1941, Aldo Leopold flew to the Delta Waterfowl Station in Manitoba, Canada, where he conferred with his former student and station director, Albert Hochbaum. Leopold and Hochbaum had for some time spoken informally about working together on a book of essays. Leopold was to provide the text, Hochbaum the drawings. By August 1941, plans for the book had become more definite, though the two men set no firm schedule. That fall, Leopold began crafting the first essays, drawing from his Shack experiences. In February 1947, Hochbaum withdrew from the project because of his responsibilities at the Delta Waterfowl Station. Philip Vaudrin, a trade editor at Oxford University Press, wrote to Leopold expressing interest in publishing his book. But just after Leopold and Vaudrin reached their publication agreement, Leopold died on April 21, 1948. From its original title Great Possessions, Leopold's book was finally published in the fall of 1949 as A Sand County Almanac.

Keywords:   Aldo Leopold, Delta Waterfowl Station, Canada, Albert Hochbaum, Philip Vaudrin, Oxford University Press, A Sand County Almanac

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