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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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State of the World 2013

Is Sustainability Still Possible?

By The Worldwatch Institute
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To Conserve Unimpaired

The Evolution of the National Park Idea

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The Kingdom of Rarities

Island Press

An original and important investigation of rarity and its relationship to conservation.

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River Notes

A Natural and Human History of the Colorado

Island Press

Combining science and adventure with glorious imagery, this book follows environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis on a rafting adventure down the Colorado.

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Global Farms Race

Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security

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The first book to examine the burgeoning trend of buying up huge swaths of farmland abroad in all its complexity, considering the implications for investors, host countries, and the world as a whole.

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Tibet Wild

A Naturalist’s Journey on the Roof of the World

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Follows Dr. George Schaller’s expeditions to the Tibetan Plateau from 1984 until the present day, including an inside look at Schaller’s current and possibly most ambitious project: the creation of the Pamir International Peace Park at the junction of Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and Tajikistan.

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Corporation 2020

Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World

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Planning as if People Matter

Governing for Social Equity

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This book goes beyond theory to give real-world examples of how better planning can level inequities.

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Resilience Practice

Building Capacity to Absorb Disturbance and Maintain Function

Island Press

In this follow-up to Resilience Thinking, Brian Walker and David Salt explore how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience.

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Stewardship of the Built Environment

Sustainability, Preservation, and Reuse

Island Press

Stewardship of the Built Environment shows how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities.

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