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Aldo Leopold was born in Iowa in 1887 and after graduation from the Yale School of Forestry joined the U.S. Forest Service. In 1935 the University of Wisconsin created a chair of game management for him. He died in 1948, fighting a grass fire on a neighbor's farm, shortly after he had become an advisor on conservation to the United Nations. Barbara Kingsolver is the author of many books, including The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. — biography from A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There… (more)

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