If you are looking for a specific piece, or something on a particular theme, please feel free to contact me! Hollars, ed. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, in press. Forbes, ed. Nacogdoches, Texas: Stephen F. Austin State University Press, in press.
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The Poetry of Aldo Leopold in the “Marshland Elegy” (Online)
Scott Momaday, there are many interesting techniques and entries that are similar to that of Aldo Leopold's "Sand County Almanac," particularly to the section Marshland Elegy, but there are also many distinct differences. In Momaday's essay he talks about the times in his childhood that he spent out in the plains by his grandmother. Momaday also talks about the Kiowa people, their culture, and the way their land was destroyed. What Leopold talks about in his essay is how a certain portion of swampland was destroyed to be farmland and how the water was drained out of the swamp. Leopold also talks about how this affects the animal's habitat and their ability to survive in what used to be the swamp. One similarity in these articles is that they both talk about nature and are relatively passionate about it. A passage from Leopold's essay that shows this is when he says, "Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.
Hiking Wisconsin With ‘Ghosts’ of the Ice Age
I grew up in Michigan and went to the University of Michigan where I studied first political science and then philosophy, and I have a degree in philosophy, working mainly in the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science. My main concern became: how do concepts change through time? Because what we must do in conservation is bring together insights from many different disciplines, and that means you are sort of trying to hop from one paradigm to another.
This lesson introduces students to some of the issues surrounding wetland conservation and also gives them an opportunity to learn about the conservation history of the eastern sandhill crane population. It also provides students with the opportunity to learn about the restoration effort that resulted in the formation of the Goose Pond FWA in Greene County, Indiana. Marshland Elegy is a lamentation upon the destruction of wetland ecosystems, and their associated sandhill cranes, done in the name of progress.