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Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there. Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.

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Naturalist

A Graphic Adaptation

By Edward O. Wilson; Illustrated by Chris Butzer; Adapted by Jim Ottaviani
Island Press

E.O. Wilson’s bestselling memoir comes to life in a beautifully illustrated graphic adaptation.

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Designing Streets for Kids

By National Association of City Transportation Officials
Island Press

Building on the success of their Global Street Design Guide, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)-Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) Streets for Kids program has developed child-focused design guidance to inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities around the world to consider their city from the eyes of a child.

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Rainforest

Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

Island Press

A comprehensive view of the crucial roles rainforests serve, the state of the world’s rainforests today, and the inspirational efforts underway to save them.

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Better Buses, Better Cities

How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

Island Press

A transit expert calls citizens and city decision makers to action, inspiring them to fight for a better bus system.

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Food Town, USA

Seven Unlikely Cities that are Changing the Way We Eat

Island Press

Through interviews and storytelling, Food Town, USA showcases innovative approaches to sustainable food that can be applied in any city.

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Green Growth That Works

Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around the World

Island Press

Rapid economic development has been a boon to human well-being, but comes at a significant cost to the fertile soils, forests, coastal marshes, and farmland that support all life on earth. If ecosystems collapse, so eventually will human civilization. One solution is inclusive green growth—the efficient use of natural resources. Its genius lies in working with nature rather than against it.

Green Growth That Works is the first practical guide to bring together pragmatic finance and policy tools that can make investment in natural capital both attractive and commonplace. Pioneered by leading scholars from the Natural Capital Project, this valuable compendium of proven techniques can guide agencies and organizations eager to make green growth work anywhere in the world.
 

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Climate Action Planning

A Guide to Creating Low Carbon, Resilient Communities

Island Press

The most comprehensive book available about planning for climate change on the local level.

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True Roots

What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

Island Press

A journalist concerned with the risks of hair dye learns to embrace gray hair and better health.

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Soft City

Building Density for Everyday

Island Press

A visual and clear guide to building better density to create happier, more livable cities.

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Protecting Pollinators

How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World

Island Press
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