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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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The Carnivore Way

Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators

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State of the World 2014

Governing for Sustainability

By The Worldwatch Institute
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The World's Water, Volume 8

The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

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How to Study Public Life

Methods in Urban Design

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Urban Street Design Guide

By National Association of City Transportation Officials and National Association of City Transportation Officials
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Mortgaging the Earth

The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development

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Food, Genes, and Culture

Eating Right for Your Origins

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The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods

Lessons from Low-Carbon Communities

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Common Ground on Hostile Turf

Stories from an Environmental Mediator

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Vital Signs 2013

By The Worldwatch Institute
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Measuring Urban Design

Metrics for Livable Places

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Designing Suburban Futures

New Models from Build a Better Burb

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State of the World 2013

Is Sustainability Still Possible?

By The Worldwatch Institute
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To Conserve Unimpaired

The Evolution of the National Park Idea

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The Kingdom of Rarities

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An original and important investigation of rarity and its relationship to conservation.

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River Notes

A Natural and Human History of the Colorado

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Combining science and adventure with glorious imagery, this book follows environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis on a rafting adventure down the Colorado.

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Global Farms Race

Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security

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The first book to examine the burgeoning trend of buying up huge swaths of farmland abroad in all its complexity, considering the implications for investors, host countries, and the world as a whole.

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Tibet Wild

A Naturalist’s Journey on the Roof of the World

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Follows Dr. George Schaller’s expeditions to the Tibetan Plateau from 1984 until the present day, including an inside look at Schaller’s current and possibly most ambitious project: the creation of the Pamir International Peace Park at the junction of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and Tajikistan.

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Corporation 2020

Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World

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Planning as if People Matter

Governing for Social Equity

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This book goes beyond theory to give real-world examples of how better planning can level inequities.

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Resilience Practice

Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function

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In this follow-up to Resilience Thinking, Brian Walker and David Salt explore how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience.

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Stewardship of the Built Environment

Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse

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Stewardship of the Built Environment shows how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.

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The Shape of Green

Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design

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The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they’re made.

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Climate and Conservation

Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

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Climate and Conservation offers readers tangible, place-based examples of projects designed to protect large landscapes as a means of conserving biodiversity in the face of the looming threat of global climate change.

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Green Cities of Europe

Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Edited by Timothy Beatley
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With Green Cities of Europe, Beatley offers the North American planning community not only a vision of holistic sustainability, but a clear guide to accomplishing it at home.

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Cooler, Smarter

Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

By The Union of Concerned Scientists
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This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.

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Evolution in a Toxic World

How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

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State of the World 2012

Creating Sustainable Prosperity

By The Worldwatch Institute
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An incisive assessment of environmental successes and failures over the past twenty years—and what we should do next.

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