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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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Principles of Brownfield Regeneration

Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land

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The first book to provide an accessible introduction to the design, policy, and technical issues related to redevelopment of "brownfields" – idle property whose development or improvement is impaired by contamination.

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Design with Microclimate

The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

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Arguing that a comfortable microclimate is the foundation of well-used outdoor places, Robert Brown provides useful guidelines for dealing with climate data, site assessment, microclimate modification, communication, design, and evaluation.

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5 Easy Pieces

The Impact of Fisheries on Marine Ecosystems

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5 Easy Pieces features five contributions demonstrating the massive impacts of modern industrial fisheries on marine ecosystems.

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Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities

Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

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If widely used, these rules would lead to a much more livable world for future generations – a world that is not unlike the better parts of our own.

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Life in a Bottle

The Reality Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

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Authored by one of the world's foremost experts on water, this lively critique exposes the corporate misdeeds in the bottled water industry within the context of growing water shortages, and possible crisis.

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Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River

Nature and Power in the People’s Republic of China

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This book brings big geopolitical issues to life through the narrative of a particular region and its people.

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Building an Emerald City

A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs

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Community Planning, Second Edition

An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan

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Public Produce

The New Urban Agriculture

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Floodplain Management

A New Approach for a New Era

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Floodplain Management outlines a new paradigm for flood management, one that emphasizes cost-effective, long-term success by integrating physical, chemical, and biological systems with societal capabilities.

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Megaregions

Planning for Global Competitiveness

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Resilient Cities

Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change

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Urban Transformation

Understanding City Form and Design

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Creating Vibrant Public Spaces

Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts

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The Living Landscape, Second Edition

An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning

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Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems

Principles and Practices

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The Option of Urbanism

Investing in a New American Dream

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Shows how the American Dream is shifting to include cities as well as suburbs and how the financial and real estate communities need to respond to build communities that are more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable.

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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings together knowledge and experience from conservation practitioners and experts around the world to help readers understand the global challenge of conserving biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.

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Earth in Mind

On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

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The crises we face, noted educator David Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge.

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Urban Sprawl and Public Health

Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities

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Urban Sprawl and Public Health offers a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health.

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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a unique new textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to issues of land use planning and management and their impacts on the environment.

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Reinventing Nature?

Responses To Postmodern Deconstruction

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