Island Press Field Notes blog

Island Press Field Notes

On Interning at Island Press

By Leila Temizer / On September 4th, 2018

As I approached the end of my third year of college, I knew it was time to gain real experience in marketing and publicity. While searching for an internship, Island Press caught my eye because I have always had an interest in books and the environment....

By Julia Steffy / On August 29th, 2018

The graphic adaptation of Naturalist, renowned scientist E.O. Wilson’s autobiography, has been in the works a long time, long before my internship at Island Press. Stops and starts have kept the...

By John de Graaf / On August 27th, 2018

Vallejo, California is working on beautifying the city as part of a national campaign to unite Americans.

By Emily Monosson / On August 23rd, 2018

On the fourth of July, 1985, as the sun shone and the temperatures rose, people celebrated by eating watermelon. Then they got sick — becoming part of one of the nation’s largest episodes of foodborne illness caused by a pesticide. The outbreak began...

By Jada Mosley / On August 22nd, 2018

Learn how the Island Press Urban Resilience Project is forging a greener, fairer future!

By Suzanne Bohan / On August 20th, 2018

Post-Parkland, some have called on us to “harden” our schools. But is modeling places of learning after prisons the right approach?

By Rebecca Wodder / On August 13th, 2018

As America's pipes and plants age, it's time to re-envision urban water services.

By Jennifer Squires / On August 13th, 2018

I am an indecisive person. I tried almost every sport, dance, and hobby as a child. I inevitably quit all of them—except for one. Books. I love reading, and I love writing. For a good part of my life, I knew I wanted to work in the publishing industry,...

foreword Friday

By Katharine Sucher / On August 10th, 2018

This week, the environmental community lost an indomitable conservationist: Dr. Alan Rabinowitz. Alan was an incredible champion for big cats who's...

foreword Friday

By Kyler Geoffroy / On August 9th, 2018

“There’s definitely a health benefit to encouraging people to participate with nature, reflect in nature, and benefit from the beauty of nature."

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