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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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Tibet Wild

A Naturalist’s Journey on the Roof of the World

Island Press

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

Island Press

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

Island Press

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
Island Press

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
Island Press

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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