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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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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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Future Arctic

Field Notes from a World on the Edge

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Through interviews and first-hand accounts, a veteran Canadian journalist explores climate change in the Arctic and what it means for the rest of the world.

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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, using examples such as the resurgence of bedbugs and the growing immunity to antibiotics.

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Toms River

A Story of Science and Salvation

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Public Produce

Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities, Revised Edition

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An updated look at the advantages and possibilities of urban agriculture in public spaces.

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Smart Power

Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, Anniversary Edition

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This pivotal work offers a clear and accessible vision of how we can transform the electric power industry to adapt to twenty-first century challenges.

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Urban Acupuncture

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Celebrated architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner's pioneering classic on creating livable and sustainable public space.

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Connecting to Change the World

Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

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Nuts-and-bolts advice for organizations on how to build relationships and create networks to enhance their reach and effectiveness, written by experts in the non-profit world.

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An Indomitable Beast

The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar

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Forests in Our Changing World

New Principles for Conservation and Management

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Land Use and Society, Third Edition

Geography, Law, and Public Policy

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This third edition has been updated with data from the 2010 U.S. Census and revised with the input of academics and professors to address the changing issues in land use, policy, and law today.

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The Carnivore Way

Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators

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State of the World 2014

Governing for Sustainability

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The World's Water, Volume 8

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

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