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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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Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impact

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Biting the Hands that Feed Us

How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable

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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

By John Pastor; Foreword by Bernd Heinrich
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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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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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Vital Signs Volume 22

The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

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