By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 16th, 2022
Dream Play Build authors John Kamp and James Rojas on how the simple acts of building and playing offer an antidote for today's polarized debates.
By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 9th, 2022
Bird Brother author Rodney Stotts writes that to truly understand themselves and others, children need regular chances to go outside traditional classroom walls.
By Heather M. Boyer / On January 4th, 2022
Alexander Garvin, the author of two Island Press books, died at the close of 2021. His love of cities and optimism about what they could be, did not seem to be diminished by working on some of the most complex urban projects. What Makes a Great City developed from his two-year expedition to answer that question after he was asked by a friend.
By Jason Leppig / On December 27th, 2021
Our thoughts are with the family of Edward O. Wilson, the biologist and author, who died yesterday at the age of 92. His visionary work on biodiversity, ants, and human nature brought new understanding of and appreciation for evolutionary biology, biological diversity, and the importance of preserving the natural world. As gifted a writer as he was a scientist, he twice won the Pulitzer Prize.
By Jason Leppig / On December 13th, 2021
It's not too late to get a book in time for your holiday gift-giving. Unsure where to get started? Check out our 2021 books roundup below for ideas! Get any of these books at your favorite neighborhood bookstore or from our website and take 30% off with code 2021 at checkout.
By Heather M. Boyer / On September 13th, 2021
Lance Hosey was an author that I came to consider a friend-outside of, and sometimes in spite of, our work on his book. In The Shape of Green, Lance argued that beauty is an environmental imperative. Obviously, that meant that the book had to be beautiful, and Lance had many thoughts about what that meant.
By Jason Leppig / On June 1st, 2021
Island Press grieves the loss of Jaime Lerner, renowned architect and planner who served three terms as mayor of Curitiba, Brazil and two terms as governor of the State of Paraná. Editors Heather Boyer and Rebecca Bright remember Jaime’s legacy to the built environment and how the actions of one determined person can be the catalyst for powerful change. “The car is like a mother-in-law. You have to tolerate it but cannot let it run your life."