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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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No One Eats Alone

Food as a Social Enterprise

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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.

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Natural Defense

Enlisting Bugs and Germs to Protect Our Food and Health

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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management

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Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a unique new textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to issues of land use planning and management and their impacts on the environment.

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Earth in Mind

On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

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The crises we face, noted educator David Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge.

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Kitchen Literacy

How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back

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You are what you eat. A clear, easy-to-read treastie on the importance of knowing about what we are eating, this eye-opening book uncovers the machinery behind the modern food industry.

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The Option of Urbanism

Investing in a New American Dream

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Shows how the American Dream is shifting to include cities as well as suburbs and how the financial and real estate communities need to respond to build communities that are more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable.

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Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems

Principles and Practices

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The Living Landscape, Second Edition

An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning

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Creating Vibrant Public Spaces

Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts

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Urban Transformation

Understanding City Form and Design

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