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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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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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Satellites in the High Country

Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man

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Brilliant Green

Sense and Intelligence in the Plant World

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An engaging introduction to the surprising intelligence of plants.

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Quantified

Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy

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Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Became the Pioneers of Motoring

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State of the World 2016

Can a City be Sustainable?

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State of the World 2015

Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability

By The Worldwatch Institute
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Tactical Urbanism

Short-term Action for Long-term Change

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