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Island Press Field Notes

The Monsanto Papers by Carey Gilla | An Island Press book

By Jason Leppig / On February 1st, 2021

"The author builds a convincing case that Monsanto was more interested in protecting the reputation of its cash cow than heeding scientific evidence of its dangerous properties.

By Jason Leppig / On January 26th, 2021

Congratulations to the following Island Press authors and Urban Resilience Contributors called to serve the country in the new administration!

By R. Bruce Hull / On December 16th, 2020

Believe it or not, your passionate concern for the climate may be holding back progress on the crucial environmental issue of our time.

Photo by Jon Tyson @jontyson at Unsplash

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...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 23rd, 2020

Island Press is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with built environment platform TICCO on a new season of their Shaping Cities podcast! Over the course of the season, TICCO will feature Island...

Atlanta landscape

By Jaime Jennings / On July 22nd, 2020

Naturalist: A Graphic Adaptation by Edward O. Wilson, Adapted by Jim Ottaviani, Illustrated by C.M. Butzer E.O. Wilson’s bestselling memoir comes to life in a beautifully illustrated graphic adaptation.

Learn to reduce food waste and save money

By Chris Wellant / On July 1st, 2020

Nearly a third of food is wasted at the household level and that eats into our own finances while damaging the environment. How can we fix this?

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...

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