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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Our Oldest Task
Author(s):
Eric T. Freyfogle
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226326429.003.0001

This is a book about nature and culture, about our place and plight on earth and the nagging challenges we face in living on it in ways that might endure. It deals with what American conservationist Aldo Leopold once termed the “oldest task in human history,” the task of living on land without degrading it....

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