Wiley’s sudden withdrawal of over 1,300 textbooks from the ProQuest Academic Complete database, which many universities subscribe to, in the days before or (in my university’s case) just after the beginning of the fall semester, seems unconscionable to me. It is consistent with the predatory behavior some other academic publishers have become known for.
To protest, I am making available the book that is mentioned in today’s Inside Higher Ed article on this topic, An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local Dynamics and Global Processes. Nothing against the editors of that book, but as academics they are likely to make reasonable middle-class salaries from their institutions, while publishers profit from their labor. Click on the link below for your copy (scroll down to bottom to find the link).
If there is a Wiley book that you need access to and cannot find, please write to me for suggestions on where you could likely find it for free.