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Island Press Field Notes

Remembering Alexander Garvin

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...

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,...

Photo by Jon Tyson @jontyson at Unsplash

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...

Remembering Lance Hosey

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...

2021 Tyler Prize Winner

By Jason Leppig / On June 4th, 2021

Congratulations to Gretchen Daily and Pavan Sukhdev, Island Press authors and the newest recipients of the...

Jaime Lerner | An Island Press author

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...

Get to know Bike Easy

By Jason Leppig / On May 23rd, 2021

Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler with Bike Easy Bike Easy works to make bicycling easy, safe, and fun for everyone in Greater New Orleans.

Get to know Bike Indianapolis

By Jason Leppig / On May 16th, 2021

Bikemore in Baltimore

By Jason Leppig / On May 10th, 2021

Bikemore believes in building a city designed for face-to-face interactions, serendipity, mobility, and sustainability. A city designed for people. All people. In a city where isolation and...

A boat on a river surrounded by mountains

By Kyler Geoffroy / On March 18th, 2021

On the occasion of World Water Day on March 22 and author Sandra Postel winning the 2021 Stockholm Water Prize, Island Press is pleased to share an excerpt...

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