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By Katharine Sucher / On May 11th, 2017

Immersion is a breathtaking journey into the world of freshwater mussels. In it, veterinarian and award-winning writer Abbie Gascho Landis explores the hidden lives of mussels in our rivers and...

By Katharine Sucher / On May 9th, 2017

Michael Carolan's No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise is now available! We sat down with Carolan to talk about sustainable food, the process of writing the book, and why he claims...

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By Katharine Sucher / On May 5th, 2017

"Biting the snorkel mouthpiece, I submerged my head through a layer of crisp-edged leaves and into another world.” So begins Abbie Gascho Landis’ discovery of an Alabama creek—and the freshwater mussels who call it home. Ranging in size from thumbnail to...

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By National Association of City Transportation Officials / On May 3rd, 2017

Linda Bailey, Executive Director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) issued the following statement in response to the White House’s 2018 budget blueprint. President Trump’s proposed budget would be a disaster...

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 2nd, 2017

The Island Press Urban Resilience Project has officially reached our 100th published piece! Come celebrate with us by taking a walk down memory lane.

By John Pastor / On May 2nd, 2017

“I am the Lorax! I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” Dr. Seuss  

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 Jason Leppig / On April 27th, 2017

Listen below as Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, speaks with Kai Ryssdal on NPR's Marketplace about why our economy needs old buildings, what types...

By Katharine Sucher / On April 21st, 2017

Surprise! It's an Island Press flash sale! For three days only, from now until Sunday, April 23, you can get the e-book of Larry Nielsen's Nature's Allies for...

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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