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.
Sustainability in the Global Food System
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.
The First Epidemic of Climate Change
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.
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.
Food as a Social Enterprise
No One Eats Alone argues that human connections are essential for creating a healthy, equitable, and sustainable food system. Michael Carolan shares the stories of individuals who are working to become citizens first and consumers second.
How Nature and Culture Shape Our World
In Human Ecology, noted landscape planner Frederick Steiner presents a historical and analytical examination of how humans interact with each other as well as with other organisms and their surroundings.
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