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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 Agile City

Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

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In a very short time, America realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: What to do about it?

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Towards 0-Impact Buildings and Built Environments

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A compilation of key notes and best papers of the 2010 Sustainable Building Euregional Conference.

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Sustainability in America's Cities

Creating the Green Metropolis

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This book highlights how America's largest cities are acting to develop sustainable solutions to conflicts between development and environment.

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Architecture of Community

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A seminal work by a renowned architect and planner that provides a contemporary roadmap for designing or completing today's fragmented communities.

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The Rising Sea

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The authoritative book on sea level rise and its coastal consequences.

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Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

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This provocative and engaging work emerges from Calthorpe’s belief that, just as the last fifty years produced massive changes in our culture, economy and environment, the next fifty will generate changes of an even more profound nature.

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Biophilic Cities

Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

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A biophilic city, says Beatley, is a place that learns from nature and incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes. Biophilic Cities outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, and provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements – from the building to the regional level – around the world.

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Shadows in the Sun

Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire

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Renowned anthropologist Wade Davis shows us how preserving the diversity of the world's cultures and spiritual beliefs is just as important as preserving our endangered plants, insects, and animals.

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The Sprawl Repair Manual

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The Sprawl Repair Manual demonstrates a step-by-step design process for the re-balancing and re-urbanization of suburbia into more sustainable, economical, energy- and resource-efficient patterns, from the region and the community to the block and the individual building.

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