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Island Press Field Notes

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By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 9th, 2022

To truly understand themselves and others, children need regular chances to go outside traditional classroom walls.

Edward O. Wilson | An Island Press author

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,...

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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...

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By Jason Leppig / On December 9th, 2020

This holiday season might be the perfect time to consider Jólabókaflóð, the annual Icelandic book flood tradition. We have a...

Unnatural Companions | Island Press

By Jen Hawse / On June 18th, 2020

We love our pets and yet we face an alarming decline in species worldwide. What’s the connection? In his new book, Unnatural Companions: Rethinking Our Love of Pets in an Age of Wildlife Extinction,...

Anti litter sign in the woods. Photo by Will Schick

By Will Schick / On November 25th, 2019

The Ward 8 Woods group wants people to know to know that their woods are not the dumping grounds for anyone’s trash.

Drawing of EO Wilson with an ant

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On October 28th, 2019

Island Press President David Miller offered a preview of the upcoming graphic adaptation of EO Wilson's Naturalist. 

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 27th, 2019

Read this excerpt from Rainforest: Dispatches from Earth’s Most Vital Frontlines to find out what makes rainforests so valuable for our planet.

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 19th, 2019

Photos from the book Rainforest showcase the beauty and diversity of our planet's rainforests.

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 13th, 2019

Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Nature Camp inspires a commitment to conserve and sustain the environment and its natural resources. 

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