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Island Press Field Notes

By Denise Fairchild / On October 12th, 2016

Understanding the centuries-long abolitionist movement offers insight into the vision, the structural changes, the personal commitments, the political struggles, and the global movement required to stave off catastrophic climate change.

By Emily Monosson / On October 11th, 2016

The access issue touches all of us. From the cancer patient wanting to read up on her disease to the community organizers whose groundwater is tainted with solvents, the seaside city planner wanting the latest climate change models, and the high school...

By Katharine Sucher / On October 6th, 2016

While it has long been clear that the world’s oceans are in trouble, the lack of reliable data on fishery catches has obscured the scale, and nuances, of the crisis. Based on an unprecedented 10-year research study by the world's foremost fisheries...

By Stephanie Meeks / On October 5th, 2016

Summertime brings picnics, baseball games, family vacations, and, increasingly, record-busting temperatures. Each of the 10 hottest years on record has happened since 1998, including the hottest of all, 2014. As a preservation community, we are starting...

Credit: Kennedy Warne

By Laurie Mazur / On October 4th, 2016

We must snap out of our collective climate denial, and accept that the future will not be like the past. Only then can we protect ourselves from the floods (and the tornadoes, droughts, wildfires, heatwaves, and storm surges) to come—and build a...

By Caroline Sperry / On September 28th, 2016

Have you ever wondered how books are printed? In June, several members of the Island Press team were lucky enough to tour one of our print vendors, Sheridan Books, in Michigan.

Photo credit: Supreme Court Pediment by Flickr.com user Kevin Harber

By Katharine Sucher / On September 23rd, 2016

In honor of the first presidential debate tonight beteween Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we asked Island Press authors: "If you were advisor to the president, what would your top priority be and why?" Check out their answers, in their own words,...

By Lucy Moore / On September 21st, 2016

A few months ago I wrote a post about the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge building in Oregon by the Bundy brothers gang. They had come to the rescue (in their opinion) of locals who had been...

By Cara Pike / On September 20th, 2016

By focusing on preparedness, we can fully engage Americans — all Americans — in crafting solutions to the greatest challenge of our time.

Photo Credit: Steve Winter/Panthera

By Alan Rabinowitz / On September 19th, 2016

Recently I was informed by my publisher, Island Press, of a report stating that 2015 was deadliest year on record...

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