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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 Food Sharing Revolution

How Start Ups, Pop Ups, and Co Ops are Changing the Way We Eat

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This is a hopeful look at the ways the sharing economy can transform our food system and challenge corporate agriculture.

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Vaquita

Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez

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Brilliant Green

The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

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A leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life.

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Building the Cycling City

The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

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Nourished Planet

Sustainability in the Global Food System

Edited by Danielle Nierenberg; By Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition
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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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Resilience for All

Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

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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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Twenty Years of Life

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity

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