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Literacy and Enlightenment Book Thread 01/24/2020 (Fri) 05:19:47 Id:dd10b0 No. 14
Post your reading suggestions here. Please limit reading suggestions to material that you yourself have read to completion, and can whole-heartedly recommend to your fellow men for their mental and spiritual enrichment. Provide a link to the text as well.

My first suggested reading for Anon is A Sand County ALMANAC AND SKETCHES HERE AND THERE by Aldo Leopold. The file size is just over the limit and I won't direct link to the download, but you may find it by searching on Libgen, www.libgen.is. It is listed as ID 2161873 if you don't know which to get. Upon searching, there is another book titled A Sand County Almanac With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River. It looks to be the same book, except containing more or less material. I don't know, I haven't read that one.

The book was published in 1949 and is a collection of essays on conservation and ecology that read like journal entries. The first section is the writings of a man who buys a plot of marginal, low-value farmland in an area prone to flooding and goes there on the weekends to camp, hunt, and basically walk the land and observe. The second is in a similar format, though the locations vary. The topics in section two largely consist of places that the author had experienced in his youth, as well more general essays on American history, land development, and environmental destruction. The third part is a scathing critique of commercialized outdoor recreation, government land management, lack of private land husbandry, and other laments against the modern system in America. "Outdoorsmen" and their toys also get thoroughly wrecked here.

The book is well-written, easy to read, and highly insightful for anyone with an interest in the natural world and our connections to it, or anyone completely ignorant thereof. It is inspiring in many ways. For one, I admire the author's powers of observation and writing skills and would like to emulate them in my own nature journal some day. I too, would like to be able experience nature so deeply and completely as to be able to write journal entries like these. Second, the purchase of some disused farmland as a retreat, rather than a commercial venture, is a highly appealing prospect. A common complaint I see in /sig/ threads on other boards, because no one posts here is that land is too expensive, that their millenial ass will never afford it. It is likely these anons are looking at prime agriculture and hunting lands, pristine wilderness, or land with valuable water and mineral resources. Marginal land, restored through intensive management, could be a solution for them. To those Anons, or any Anon, I wholy recommend giving this a read.

Also, from the author: Conservation is getting nowhere because it is incompatible with our Abrahamic concept of land.
>Kikes BTFO in the foreword
absolutely right. land is dirt cheap, you just need to look for something that needs work, needs an owner. clearing land that has been unworked for years is a challenge but that is exactly the point of self improvement and improving a small part of the world


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