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Island Press Field Notes

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By Maddy Adams / On September 18th, 2017

As a high school senior, I have not done any internships. After all, it is not really expected. However, I wanted to start the internship grind early. So, I thought, why not do an internship that combines two things I’m interested in: writing and the...

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By Kirby Sandmeyer / On September 6th, 2017

I thought that after graduating in May, I had a pretty well-rounded knowledge of what working in publishing would be like, but my summer here at Island Press has showed me that learning never ends.

By Natasha Shah / On August 23rd, 2017

For me, summer has always been the perfect time to venture out of my comfort zone to explore new opportunities that I otherwise would not have during the school year. This summer was no exception. Since the election, I had taken up a sudden interest in...

By Kendall Geisel / On July 6th, 2017

Books have always seemed like magic to me, like an enchanted entity conceived out of thin air for the purpose of readers’ escape from reality. However, when I got the job as Island Press’ Production Intern, I quickly realized that it takes a lot more...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 15th, 2017

On April 22, scientists, science lovers, and others united in marches around the world in the name of science. The largest of the over 600 marches occurred in Washington, DC. This demonstration was particularly important given a political climate which...

By Brenna Raffe / On June 12th, 2017

The best career advice I’ve ever received was not in fact career advice at all. It was a tweet, and it said something along the lines of ‘what you spend your time doing when you’re procrastinating, you should do for the rest of your life.’ After a brief...

By Isabella Austin / On May 1st, 2017

Ever since I was little, reading has been the only hobby that’s stuck around. I tried soccer, art, piano, and even basketball, but ended up eventually quitting all of those. Books have been one of the only constants in my life, which is why I always...

By Eric Bertsch / On April 18th, 2017

After graduating college with a BA in Communications I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with myself. Having no luck with finding immediate employment I decided to try out some internships to pick up some experience and references. That was when I came...

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By Katharine Sucher / On April 17th, 2017

Get ready! From 4/17-4/24, all Island Press e-books will be discounted at $4.99, exclusively through the Island Press website. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up your e-reader with all those Island Press titles you’ve been eyeing. We’re pretty...

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By David Miller / On March 9th, 2017

Island Press’ work is rooted in the belief that science should be one of the foundations upon which we make choices in how we think and act in the public realm. As a nonprofit, our work aims to foster a rich understanding and appreciation of nature,...

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