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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 2012

Creating Sustainable Prosperity

By The Worldwatch Institute
Island Press

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

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Vital Signs 2012

The Trends that are Shaping Our Future

By The Worldwatch Institute
Island Press

From obesity to ecosystem services, from grain production to nuclear power, this book offers the sometimes-shocking facts that need to guide our stewardship of the Earth’s resources.

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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management, Second Edition

Creating Sustainable Communities, Watersheds, and Ecosystems

Island Press
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Human Transit

How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Island Press

This book explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development.

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City Rules

How Regulations Affect Urban Form

Island Press

City Rules offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities.

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The Case for a Carbon Tax

Getting Past Our Hang-Ups to Effective Climate Policy

Island Press

A clear-eyed, sophisticated analysis of climate-change policy, Hsu weighs the economic, social, administrative, and political merits of a carbon tax to argue it is the most effective policy.

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Chasing Molecules

Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

Island Press

Chasing Molecules explores the development of green chemistry as an alternative to the dangerous synthetic chemicals found in countless consumer products.

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Making Healthy Places

Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Island Press

Making Healthy Places presents a diagnosis of-and offers treatment for-problems related to the built environment.

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Ideas that Matter

Foreword by Mary Rowe; Edited by Max Allen; By Center for the Living City
Island Press

Unconventional in its structure, Ideas That Matter is perhaps best described as a “verbal collage,” assembled by Jane Jacobs and many collaborators.

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