Cristina Eisenberg, author of The Wolf's Tooth and The Carnivore Way
There are many Island Press books that I love, but for this assignment, I want to focus on this relatively unknown gem of a book:
One of my favorite recent Island Press books is Forgotten Grasslands of the South by Reed Noss, which depicts the fascinating natural history of a relatively unknown and under-appreciated habitat type in the southern US. Worldwide, grasslands are critically-imperiled biodiversity hotspots that are focal points for conservation. In this important book, Noss reminds us that some of the most pressing conservation issues lie in our own backyard.
F. Kaid Benfield, author of People Habitat
In Urban Acupuncture, Jaime Lerner departs from the usual literature on the details of community-building in order to share with us his love of cities, and their magic. It’s the most accessible book on cities that I know, and one of the most delightful.