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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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Replenish

The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

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A renowned water expert looks at repairing our broken water cycle using nature’s rhythms.

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Whitewash

The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

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A journalist exposes the dangers of one pervasive pesticide and the corporate influences behind it.

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Bike Boom

The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

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Resilient Cities, Second Edition

Overcoming Fossil Fuel Dependence

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Modern Poisons

A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology

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Human Ecology

How Nature and Culture Shape Our World

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In Human Ecology, noted landscape planner Frederick Steiner presents a historical and analytical examination of how humans interact with each other as well as with other organisms and their surroundings.

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What Should a Clever Moose Eat?

Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods

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Unnatural Selection

How We Are Changing Life, Gene by Gene

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In a narrative style, Emily Monosson explains how humans are driving rapid contemporary evolution through the use of toxic chemicals – and what we can do about it.

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Vital Signs Volume 22

The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

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