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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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What would it be like to live in a world with no predators roaming our landscapes? Would their elimination bring about a pastoral, peaceful human civilization? Or is their existence critical to our own, and do we need to be doing more to assure the health of the landscapes they need to thrive?
In The Carnivore Way, Cristina Eisenberg argues compellingly for the necessity of top predators in large, undisturbed landscapes. Eisenberg follows the footsteps of six large carnivores on a 7,500-mile wildlife corridor from Alaska to Mexico along the Rocky Mountains, showing how their well-being is a critical factor in sustaining healthy landscapes and how it is possible for humans and large carnivores to coexist peacefully and even to thrive.

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Big, Wild, and Connected

Scouting an Eastern Wildway from the Everglades to Quebec

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In 2011, adventurer and conservationist John Davis walked, cycled, skied, canoed, and kayaked on an epic 10-month, 7,600-mile journey that took him from the keys of Florida to a remote seashore in northeastern Quebec. Davis was motivated by a dream: to see a continent-long corridor conserved for wildlife in the eastern United States, especially for the large carnivores so critical to the health of the land. In Big, Wild, and Connected, we travel the Eastern Wildway with Davis, viscerally experiencing the challenges large carnivores, with their need for vast territories, face in an ongoing search for food, water, shelter, and mates. On his self-propelled journey, Davis explores the wetlands, forests, and peaks that are the last strongholds for wildlife in the East. This includes strategically important segments of disturbed landscapes, from longleaf pine savanna in the Florida Panhandle to road-latticed woods of Pennsylvania. Despite the challenges, Davis argues that creation of an Eastern Wildway is within our reach and would serve as a powerful symbol of our natural and cultural heritage.

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Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Became the Pioneers of Motoring

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State of the World 2016

Can a City be Sustainable?

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State of the World 2015

Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability

By The Worldwatch Institute
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Tactical Urbanism

Short-term Action for Long-term Change

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Future Arctic

Field Notes from a World on the Edge

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Through interviews and first-hand accounts, a veteran Canadian journalist explores climate change in the Arctic and what it means for the rest of the world.

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Unnatural Selection

How We Are Changing Life, Gene by Gene

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In a narrative style, Emily Monosson explains how humans are driving rapid contemporary evolution, using examples such as the resurgence of bedbugs and the growing immunity to antibiotics.

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Toms River

A Story of Science and Salvation

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