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.
Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living
This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.
Creating Sustainable Communities, Watersheds, and Ecosystems
How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives
This book explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development.
Getting Past Our Hang-Ups to Effective Climate Policy
A clear-eyed, sophisticated analysis of climate-change policy, Hsu weighs the economic, social, administrative, and political merits of a carbon tax to argue it is the most effective policy.
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