Note: All of our assigned course readings are online and available via links to their location in the APUS online library in our Weekly Lessons.
There are no hardcopy texts for this course.
Check our Research Guides here, Environmental Science, and Philosophy:
Note: depending upon your internet browser, you may need to right click and "open in a new window" in order to access the links for the course materials
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac – Chapter “The Land Ethic.”
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring; Introduction, and Chapter 3, The Elixirs of Death.
Arne Naess, The Ecology of Wisdom, Section 2: The Long-Range Deep Ecology Movement. Section 2: The Three Great Movements; The Basics of the Deep Ecology Movement; Cultural Diversity and the Deep Ecology Movement; The Place of Joy in a World of Fact pp. 99 105 120 123 . . . Section 5: Problems and Ways Forward Industrial Society, Postmodernity, and Ecological Sustainability Sustainability! The Integral Approach Population Reduction: An Ecosophical View Deep Ecology for the Twenty-Second Century pp. 279 293 302 308
Peter Singer, Animal Liberation; Chapter 1: All Animals Are Equal.
Paul Taylor, Respect for Nature; A Theory of Environmental Ethics; Chapter Three: The Biocentric Outlook on Nature.
The following Chapter for Week 1 is available as a pdf file attached to the bottom of the Week 1 Forum A description.
Rolston, Environmental Ethics, Blackwell Publishing (16 pages).
Also, the following textbook is available online, as well as through the Course Guide in the online library.
Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation, edited by Theis and Thomkin,
C O N N E X I O N S: Rice University, Houston, Texas
There is a new online edition of the textbook but if you download the book, you will still get the older addition and the contents and section numbers are actually different. So, if you see some discrepancies when you're trying to formulate your citations, that's the reason for it! You can use either edition… The new online edition or the one that you download to your own computer. They will have different section numbers but don't worry about the discrepancies.
You can click on the green Get This Book button on the upper right-hand side of the web page and download the entire textbook to your computer!
PHIL320 E-BOOK INFORMATION
You have the following viewing options for the following course textbooks:
Arne Naess, The Ecology of Wisdom
Paul Taylor, Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics
- You can use the URL link(s)* below;
- Or, select the URL link(s)* from the Web Resources module in the navigation menu of your classroom, if available.
- Or, use the links in the library’s online catalog. To find the book from the catalog :
- Select the ‘Books and e-Books’ link
- If you have not utilized Library e-books, please take a moment to read about the different formats and vendors of our e-books.
- When ready, select the ‘Online Book Catalog’ link
- Click Continue to advance to the Catalog search page
- Search by the book’s title and/or author information to find your e- book most effectively.
- Once you bring up the appropriate record, the links to each vendor e- book copy are displayed.
- Depending on your needs and the availability of the e-book, you may want to click between all of them to find the copy most suitable for you. Printing and downloading options will vary depending on vendor allowances.
*Each of the URLs gives you different ways to look at the book.
- E-brary—This approach helps maintain your own bookshelf, take notes, and highlight. You can download by chapter (60 pages max per visit) and some titles may be downloaded to adobe digital editions for 7-14 days.
The Ecology of Wisdom:
Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics:
- Download or Online Reading: EBL—You can read online, check-out the book to your computer for 1 or 3 days at a time and also print roughly 20% of the content.
If you encounter difficulties viewing the e-book, please visit the HELP/FAQs section of the Online Library. If you still have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Please Note: Stateside students will not be sent the hard copy version of this text. If you wish to purchase the text, you may do so through our recommended bookstore MBS Direct or the bookseller of your choice.
E-book Links for Leopold, Carson, and Singer!
Adobe Reader is required to view these files. If you do not have this software, please log onto www.adobe.com to download the free reader.
You will need to log-in to each link with your student/faculty ID and password. You must be logged in to your campus page before you can access the links. Troubleshooting tips are available in the Online Library in the Course Materials & Bookstore section, and also in the HELP/FAQs section.
Multiple troubleshooting tips are available in the following links: http://apus.libanswers.com/a.php?qid=10718 and http://apus.libanswers.com/a.php?qid=9349 Please report any issues to ECM@apus.edu.
Electronic Materials are provided under licensing or in keeping with Fair Use exemptions for your educational use only. You may quote and utilize this material for this, other APUS courses, and related scholarly pursuits. Unless the materials are in the Public Domain or specific written arrangements are made with the Copyright holders, you may not sell, share or otherwise distribute these documents for personal or other use without the likelihood of violating Copyright Law.
Remember: you may need to right click and "open in a new window" in order to access the links to these course materials.
Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. New York: Mariner, 1962. (Chapter 3)
Leopold, Aldo. A Sand County Almanac. New York: Oxford, 1966. (Part IV)
Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation. New York: HarperCollins. (Chapter 1)