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17 April 2019

Rich selection of literature and research available free to mark Earth Day

Some of the best writing and research on conservation and the environment is being made freely available to mark Earth Day on 22 April.

Cambridge University Press is giving free online access to a collection of book chapters and articles, including extracts from There is No Planet B, by Mike Berners-Lee.

Subtitled ‘a handbook for the make or break years’, the book not only provides the big picture on environmental issues in a clear, joined-up way, but offers advice on what can be done, from government policy down to personal actions. Published in February to enthusiastic reviews, it’s accessible, entertaining and filled with practical, inspiring ideas for what you can actually do to help humanity thrive on this – our only – planet.

Other books to feature include Conservation Politics, by David Johns, which argues that conservation will only return to the forefront of the political agenda when citizens mobilize into a vigorous movement with the energy to elect advocates to positions of political power.

Journal articles in the collection include studies into a variety of topics including wildlife conservation, climate change, habitat restoration, protecting species on land and in the seas, pollution, politics and ethics.

All will be free on Cambridge Core – the online home of academic books and journals published by Cambridge University Press – until 30 April.

Dr Dominic Lewis, Senior Commissioning Editor for Life Sciences at the Press, said: “Now, more than ever, the world needs reliable sources of information about the state of our global environment and the various options for remediation and mitigation.

“The Press has one of the world’s leading academic programs in environmental science, and we’re proud to mark Earth Day by providing free access to a range of landmark publications, from the latest research to popular science – there’s something for everyone.”

To see the full list of books, chapters and articles on offer, visit the Press’s Earth Day homepage at

The Cambridge University Bookshop is also running a ‘buy one get one half price’ offer on selected Earth Day titles in its Cambridge store until the end of April.




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About Cambridge Core 

Cambridge Core is the online home of academic books and journals published by Cambridge University Press. It gives readers and researchers around the world quick and easy access to more than 34,000 books and more than a million articles from 370 journals across 37 subject areas.  You can find it at 


About Cambridge University Press 

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University’s objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning and research. Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 45,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, more than 350 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing. Playing a leading role in today’s international market place, Cambridge University Press has more than 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world. For more information, go to 

About Earth Day

Earth Day is held each year on 22 April. It is organised by the Earth Day Network, which aims to “diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide” through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. For more information visit

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