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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 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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