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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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Nourished Planet

Sustainability in the Global Food System

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Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Columbia:every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. In Nourished Planet, the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition offers a global plan for feeding ourselves sustainably.

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The Curious Life of Krill

A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

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Eminent krill scientist Stephen Nicol wants us to know more about this enigmatic creature of the sea, a species that is so much more than whale food.

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Copenhagenize

The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism

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A fun and engaging guide to bringing cycling back in cities, written by one of the world’s best-known urban designers.

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Lyme

The First Epidemic of Climate Change

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Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into areas where it was once too cold for them to live. Lyme shows how we have contributed to this growing menace, and how modern medicine has underestimated its danger.

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How to Feed the World

Edited by Jessica Eise and Ken Foster
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By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How can we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts break down this crucial question by tackling big issues one-by-one.

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Whitewash

The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science

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A journalist exposes the dangers of one pervasive pesticide and the corporate influences behind it.

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Replenish

The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

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A renowned water expert looks at repairing our broken water cycle using nature’s rhythms.

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Firestorm

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

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Design for Good

A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

By John Cary; Foreword by Melinda Gates
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Bike Boom

The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

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