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By Jason Leppig / On October 3rd, 2022

Get ready! From 10/3-10/10, 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...

Dry land. Photo by Dan Gold/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On October 3rd, 2022

Managing the Climate Crisis authors Jonathan Barnett and Matthijs Bouw on the steps local communities can take right now to make heat waves less dangerous. 

Remembering Dave Foreman | An Island Press author

By Jason Leppig / On September 22nd, 2022

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By Richard Waring, Joe Landsberg / On August 23rd, 2022

When we were growing up, we thought that the only really tall trees in the western U.S. were giant redwoods in northwestern California. It wasn’t until Richard moved to Oregon in the early 1960s that he discovered not only are redwoods exceptionally...

City street with cars in multiple lanes and one bus.

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 11th, 2022

From the Ground Up author Alison Sant writes that car-centric streets are dangerous and perpetuate inequity, but the pandemic has pointed us to ways we can better use our public spaces.

Waves. Photo by Shifaaz Shamoon/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On July 5th, 2022

The Blue Revolution author Nicholas Sullivan on how leadership from the federal government could help the U.S. develop a more robust marine-aquaculture industry and create jobs in coastal communities. 

Atlanta landscape

By Laurie Mazur / On June 29th, 2022

By investing in people and places, while also changing decision-making processes that have contributed to urban trauma, cities can lead the charge in promoting better health for their citizens and for the planet.

Coastal city

By Kyler Geoffroy / On June 7th, 2022

A New Coast author Jeffrey Peterson on how leadership from the federal government can help minimize flood damage and create a coast that our grandchildren can be proud of. 

Our Streets Minneapolis | An Island Press biking partner

By Jason Leppig / On May 21st, 2022

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 16th, 2022

Dream Play Build authors John Kamp and James Rojas on how the simple acts of building and playing offer an antidote for today's polarized debates.

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