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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,...

Michael Soulé | Photo credit: Rita Clagett

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 17th, 2020

Island Press grieves the loss of Michael Soulé, an Island Press author who was widely recognized as the Father of Conservation Biology. Michael was a founder and first president of the Society for Conservation Biology as well as a cofounder of The...

Atlantic City. Photo by Tim Trad/Unsplash

By Jen Hawse / On June 11th, 2020

Jonathan Barnett, emeritus professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, joined Jeff Wood of Talking Headways on June 11, 2020. They discussed his new book, Designing the...

Vacant to Vibrant by Sandra Albro | An Island Press book

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 5th, 2020

In this episode of the Sustainability Defined podcast, hosts Jay Siegel and Scott Breen focus on how we can beautify our cities while delivering environmental benefits through a process...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On April 22nd, 2020

You may already be aware that Island Press is known as the "publisher of record in all aspects of the environment," but here's some lesser known trivia about us in...

A New Coast | An Island Press Book

By Jen Hawse / On February 19th, 2020

On this epidode of the Capitol Beach podcast, Derek Brockbank sits down with Jeffrey Peterson, author of the book A New Coast: Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and...

Drawing from Missing Middle Housing shows a variety of housing types

By Jaime Jennings / On February 5th, 2020

Missing Middle Housing by Daniel Parolek gets support boost with $20,000 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On January 31st, 2020

What are the implications of biodiversity loss for human health? Read the introduction and Chapter 1 of Biodiversity and Human Health, available for free in e-book format!

Image of Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

By Bruce Rich / On January 29th, 2020

The Basque Country has determinedly transformed itself into one of the most internationally competitive, socially inclusive, and environmentally progressive economies in the world.

Vancouver

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On January 24th, 2020

Over the next few decades, cultural, economic, and ecological changes will transform cities as we know them.

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