Friday, February 4, 2011

I'm sorry, did you say free?!?!?

"Oxford University Press makes conservation biology textbook by some of the world's most prominent ecologists and conservation biologists available as free download."

Getcher FREE amazing conservation biology text HERE. Edited and/or contributions by oh, you know, little, obscure folks, like, say, Paul Ehrlich, Daniel Simberloff, Stewart Pimm, David Wilcove, and Thomas Lovejoy.

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How fast can I click on "full text"?!?


Pretty FREAKIN' fast.

(heart still pounding)

AWESOME. I think maybe I'll set up a schedule of reading it for myself (biobabbler syllabus) so I actually read it, then maybe report the coolest things here?

Whattaya think?

So, let's hear it for FREE EDUCATION from the MASTERS!!!

(sorry, SO into democracy, esp. re: education, and am officially a conservation biologist, so this is kind of making my head explode.)


  1. wow, cruised over to your site last night for a break while writing and got me the digital version. Started reading right away about carnivores. Grinned to realize that my elbow was propped up on a huge version of Wild Mammals of North America which I read online for about 4 months and finally bought a used version and it has been worth the $90 over and over again. yeah books and thanks for the tip!

  2. Very cool! Thanks for sharing, I've just downloaded it.

    I guess I've been a student for so long that I still have a sense of entitlement when it comes to downloading stuff for free on the university's access. :) This book made me think of all the awesome free books we can get at CRC press - I just downloaded a really cool one on wildlife toxicology. If only I had time to read it!

  3. =) SO glad you ladies are enjoying. Good book stories, too =)


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