Questia Reading Room: Honoring Earth Day

Celebrated by more than 175 countries, Earth Day is held every April 22nd and promotes appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.

Earth Day is held every April 22nd and promotes appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment

To mark the occasion and increase awareness, we’re sharing our favorite books on climate change and pressing environmental topics like recycling, green energy, air pollution, energy conservation and sustainable development. The following books will be free for the entire month of April.

The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate. Archer, David. The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2010. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change.Gardiner, Stephen M. A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

The Roots of Environmental Consciousness: Popular Tradition and Personal Experience.Hussey, Stephen, and Paul Thompson, eds. The Roots of Environmental Consciousness: Popular Tradition and Personal Experience. London: Routledge, 2000. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl.Johnson, Elizabeth A., and Michael W. Klemens, eds. Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl. New York: Columbia UP, 2005. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

The Princeton Guide to Ecology.Levin, Simon A., ed. The Princeton Guide to Ecology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2012. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change.McClanahan, Tim R., and Joshua E. Cinner. Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History.Merchant, Carolyn. The Columbia Guide to American Environmental History. New York: Columbia UP, 2002. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, and Human Survival.Nadeau, Robert L. The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, and Human Survival. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2006. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment.Ross, Benjamin, and Steven Amter. The Polluters: The Making of Our Chemically Altered Environment. New York: Oxford UP, 2010. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

A Companion to American Environmental History.Sackman, Douglas Cazaux, ed. A Companion to American Environmental History. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America.Sellers, Christopher C. Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America. Chapel Hill, NC: U of North Carolina, 2012. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History.Steinberg, Ted. Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in American History. New York: Oxford UP, 2002. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics.Taylor, Paul W. Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2011. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History.Unger, Nancy C. Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. Questia. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Enjoy access to the content above on climate change and environmental issues free for a whole month, and remember Environmentalism is an important topic, not just on Earth Day, but every day.

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