I first shared this tip about 5 years ago. It’s a valuable one for readers and learners and worth repeating:
You can get a free ebook to download each month
from the University of Chicago Press.
The University of Chicago Press (UCP) has an outstanding and always growing catalog of top-notch publications—we writers know the press as a respected institution, the home of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Their ebooks program is excellent—no tricks, no surprises, no unwanted email. Just the offer of one free book to download each month. I’ve been reading their selections since 2011.
The books’ subjects tend to vary widely and are sometimes controversial. September’s selection is:
by Rob Hengeveld.
Describing the book, (currently $24. on Amazon for the Kindle edition) UCP says,
All systems produce waste as part of a cycle—bacteria, humans, combustion engines, even one as large and complex as a city. To some extent, this waste can be absorbed, processed, or recycled—though never completely. In Wasted World, Rob Hengeveld reveals how a long history of human consumption has left our world drowning in this waste.
(Gretchen Daily, Stanford University)