A Sand County Almanac - Chapter 1, January Summary & Analysis

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A Sand County Almanac is a wonderful book about conservation and the need for a human conscience towards the use of land. The first twelve chapters are great descriptions of nature and the way plants and animals interact with each other for survival. The following chapters are about different places that the narrator has visited, and he takes the reader through amazing journeys through his memories. The final chapters are about the need to create a social conscience towards the environment and the land. Land ethic is the main argument of this book. It states that people should care less about what they can gain monetarily from the land, and more about what they can gain in the long run from engaging in long term sustainability of it.

The book begins with the January thaw. Each year after the midwinter blizzards, the winter...

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