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Island Press Field Notes

Fort McMurray Fire | Courtesy of RCMP Fort McMurray

By Katharine Sucher / On October 4th, 2017

Edward Struzik's Firestorm is a "comprehensive and compelling" (Booklist) look at wildfires in the age of climate change. We sat down with Struik to talk about wildfire, first responders,...

By Larry Nielsen / On September 27th, 2017

On September 27, 1962, a highly-anticipated book hit the shelves. Reactions to it were immediate and strong. The author’s best friend called it “the poison book.” A spokesperson for the agricultural chemical industry called it “…gross distortions of the...

By Katharine Sucher / On August 24th, 2017

It can seem like every news story spells bad news for the environment—from the ongoing clean water crisis in Flint, Michigan to Earth's...

summer reading

By Katharine Sucher / On July 10th, 2017

Summer is here! Whether that means slathering on the sunscreen or seeking refuge from the heat in an air conditioned room, this season means one thing for all bookworms: summer reading lists. To help get yours started, our staff have shared their...

Island Press | Photo Courtesy of Abbie Gascho Landis

By Katharine Sucher / On May 15th, 2017

We caught up with author Abbie Gascho Landis to talk about Immersion, freshwater mussels, and our relationship to the natural world

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By Emily Monosson / On February 7th, 2017

Emily Monosson, author of the forthcoming Natural Defense, marched at the DC Women's March on January 21, 2017. Inspired by the number of...

By Larry Nielsen / On February 2nd, 2017

Given election results that have further empowered political leaders who deny climate change, it’s easy to feel powerless in the face of environmental challenges like massive deforestation, biodiversity loss, and dying oceans. At a time when it seems...

By Larry Nielsen / On January 26th, 2017

Sad news came from the wilds of Mexico recently, with reports of the murder of environmental activist Isidro Baldenegro...

Stephen R. Kellert | Island Press

By Jason Leppig / On November 30th, 2016

From the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Stephen R. Kellert ’71 Ph.D., a revered professor of...

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By Alan Rabinowitz / On September 19th, 2016

Recently I was informed by my publisher, Island Press, of a report stating that 2015 was deadliest year on record...

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