[SDI-AsiaPacific] Gratis Book Scheme: Free Books for Developing Countries
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Fri Sep 15 01:48:44 EDT 2006
Gratis Book Scheme: Free Books for Developing Countries
The nhbs.com bookstore has joined with Blackwell Publishing, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford University Press to provide free ecology and conservation books to individuals or libraries outside western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan who otherwise would be unable to afford them. The British Ecological Society is paying for the postage. This follows from a scheme in which 3116 copies of The Conservation Handbook were distributed to 160 different countries. For that scheme the books were given in lieu of the author's royalties, the nhbs.com bookstore coordinated distribution, and The Christensen Fund paid for the postage.
Following the generosity of the publishers the following books are available.
The Conservation Handbook. W.J. Sutherland. Blackwell Publications. 250 copies are available.
Ecology: From Individuals to Ecosystems. M. Begon, J.L. Harper, and C.R. Townsend. Blackwell Publications. 200 copies of the fourth edition of this textbook are available.
Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management. Blackwell Publications. A. Sinclair, J. Fryxell, and G. Caughley. 200 copies of the latest edition of this classic are available.
Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Edited by W.J. Sutherland, I. Newton, and R.E. Green. Oxford University Press. 300 copies already have been distributed. An additional 100 copies are available.
Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques. S. Jacobson, M.D. McDuff, and M.C. Monroe. Oxford University Press. To be published in early 2007. 200 copies available.
Ecological Census Techniques. Edited by W.J. Sutherland. Cambridge University Press. 200 copies of the second edition are available.
These books can be ordered by completing the form available at the link on the bottom right of the home page of the nhbs.com bookstore (www.nhbs.com) and can be completed either for yourself, if eligible, or to recommend someone else.
This scheme is not available for those who have moved to the region to work or for those from the region who are currently working elsewhere (e.g., graduate study in western Europe).
If any other authors or publishers (or funders-we have ideas for expanding this further) wish to be involved in the scheme please contact William Sutherland (w.sutherland at uea.ac.uk).
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