Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work

Curt D Meine (Author) Wendell Berry (Contribution by)


Devil s Lake State Park in Wisconsin is the most popular rock-climbing area in the Midwest. It features spectacular cliffs and other rock formations where the Ice Age glacier's terminal moraine meets an ancient landscape of rock. This third edition of the popular Climber s Guide to Devil s Lake has been thoroughly updated for twenty-first-century climbers and hikers and includes information for use with GPS receivers. It provides information for climbers of all abilities and preferences, offering precise directions to help them navigate and climb within the park.Features include: an updated introduction by George J. Pokorny and new photographs by Eric Andre
a summary of the geologic and natural history of the Baraboo hills by Patricia K. Armstrong
locations and updated descriptions of nearly 1,800 climbs
landmark photographs from most major climbing areas
GPS waypoints, map coordinates, altimeter readings, and approach information
detailed diagrams locating climbing routes at most major climbing areas
6 new diagrams, 5 new climbing areas, and 120 new routes

Product Details

University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
October 19, 2010
6.08 X 1.73 X 8.95 inches | 2.02 pounds

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About the Author

Curt D. Meine is director for conservation biology and history with the Center for Humans and Nature; senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation; research associate with the International Crane Foundation; and associate adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is coeditor of The Essential Aldo Leopold, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press.


"An excellent, full-length biography of a figure central to the environmental history of the United States."--Science

"Aldo Leopold is laboriously researched, masterfully synthesized, and felicitously written. . . . Through Meine's fascinating and lively narrative, we can at last . . . become better acquainted with one of the most important minds in the history of conservation."--The Bloomsbury Review

"Meine has done a masterful job in presenting to his reader the family man, sportsman, natural resource manager, administrator, professor, philosopher, and poet."--Western Historical Quarterly

"This is a story well worth reading and, happily, it's good fun to boot. The author has skillfully captured Leopold the man, the scientist, the philosopher--furthermore, anyone who begins to read it will soon be captured, too."--Gaylord Nelson, former U.S. Senator and founder of Earth Day

"At this time no writer is better situated in place or time than Meine to understand and to put into practice Leopold's ideas about man and nature. . . .Meine's biography of Leopold remains our best account of Leopold's exemplary evolving ethical journey." --Jim Ballowe, North Dakota Quarterly