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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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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

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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

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Corridor Ecology, Second Edition

Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation

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An essential resource for practitioners and academics of corridor ecology, updated with new science.

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Plastic Soup

An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

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A visually stunning survey of the plastics clogging our seas, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem.

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The Grand Food Bargain

and the Mindless Drive for More

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A look at the true costs of America's seemingly cheap and convenient food system.

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Naturalist 25th Anniversary Edition

By Island Press
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The 25th Anniversary Edition of the classic memoir celebrates the human side of science.

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The Food Sharing Revolution

How Start Ups, Pop Ups, and Co Ops are Changing the Way We Eat

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This is a hopeful look at the ways the sharing economy can transform our food system and challenge corporate agriculture.

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Vaquita

Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez

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