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The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore

Jules Pretty


This book is a work of creative nonfiction in which the acclaimed author integrates memoir, natural history, cultural critique, and spiritual reflection into a single compelling narrative. The book is framed around Aldo Leopold and his classic A Sand County Almanac, bringing Leopold's ethic—that some could live without nature but most should not—into the twenty-first century. The author follows the seasons through seventy-four tales set in a variety of landscapes from valley to salty shore. The book convinces us that we should all develop long attachments to the local, observing that the land ... More

Keywords: Aldo Leopold, nature, seasons, landscapes, local, land, natural history, spiritual

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501709333
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501709333.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jules Pretty, author
University of Essex

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