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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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Reinventing Nature?

Responses To Postmodern Deconstruction

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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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Urban Sprawl and Public Health

Designing, Planning, and Building for Healthy Communities

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Urban Sprawl and Public Health offers a comprehensive look at the interface of urban planning, architecture, transportation, community design, and public health.

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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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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation

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A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings together knowledge and experience from conservation practitioners and experts around the world to help readers understand the global challenge of conserving biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems.

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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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