Newton, Julianne Lutz

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Newton, Julianne Lutz

ADDRESSES:

Home—IL. Office—Environmental Council, University of Illinois, 311 W. University Ave., #401, Champaign, IL 61820. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, research associate. President, Burroughs Institute.

WRITINGS:

Aldo Leopold's Odyssey: Rediscovering the Author of "A Sand County Almanac," Island Press/Shear-water Books (Washington, DC), 2006.

Contributor to journals, including Conservation Biology, Illinois Steward, Journal of Civil Society, and American Midland Naturalist.

SIDELIGHTS:

Julianne Lutz Newton is an ecologist whose first book, Aldo Leopold's Odyssey: Rediscovering the Author of "A Sand County Almanac," is a biography of the famed naturalist whose work is considered the bible of modern ecology and conservationism. As part of her research, Newton sifted through a wealth of writings that Leopold produced over the course of his career. Stephanie Mills, in a review for ForeWord, felt that "this welcome and timely new addition to the Leopold literature reminds readers of Leopold's abiding hope that sufficient knowledge could promote an ecologically friendly civilization." Orion critic Amy J. Wildermuth remarked that "with respect to Leopold the scientist, Newton gives us our best look yet at his evolving ecological ideas," concluding that the "insightful book illustrates that Leopold still has much to teach us." In a review for Audubon, Frank Graham, Jr., noted that Newton initially began the book as her doctoral thesis, but remarked of the end result: "It rises above the run of academic publications, … taking wing on Leopold's prose."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Audubon, January 1, 2007, Frank Graham Jr., "A Ringing Voice: A New Book Tracing Aldo Leopold's Intellectual Journey Shows How His Manifesto for Modern Conservationists Carries the Same Weight Today as It Did 50 Years Ago," p. 80.

Biography, spring 2007, Verlyn Klinkenborg, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey: Rediscovering the Author of "A Sand County Almanac," p. 280.

Booklist, October 15, 2006, Donna Seaman, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey, p. 9.

Library Journal, October 15, 2006, Patricia Ann Owens, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey, p. 85.

Natural History, March 1, 2007, Laurence A. Marschall, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey, p. 64.

New York Times Book Review, November 5, 2006, Verlyn Klinkenborg, "Land Man," p. 30.

ONLINE

ForeWord,http://www.forewordmagazine.com/ (August 29, 2007), Stephanie Mills, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey.

Natural History,http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/ (August 29, 2007), Laurence A. Marschall, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey.

Orion,http://www.orionmagazine.com/ (August 29, 2007), Amy J. Wildermuth, review of Aldo Leopold's Odyssey.