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How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 2,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting...

256 pages
6 x 9
15 photos

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Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling...

350 pages
6 x 9
25 photos, 25 illustrations

Vaquita
Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez

"Intrepid conservation detective story." —Nature "A lucid, informed, and gripping account...a must-read." —Science "Passionate...a heartfelt and alarming tale." —Publishers...

320 pages
6 x 9
10 photos, 2 illustrations

Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities

Raptors are an unusual success story of wildness thriving in the heart of our cities—they have developed substantial populations around the world in recent decades. But there are deeper issues around how these birds make their urban homes....

320 pages
6 x 9
one 16-page color insert, 43 photos, 7 illustrations

The Curious Life of Krill
A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

"Makes you feel as if you're part of an engaging dinnertime conversation." —Science News Krill—it’s a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they...

216 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 4 illustrations

Energy Sprawl Solutions
Balancing Global Development and Conservation

Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which...

192 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 40 illustrations

Immersion
The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels

"This is nature writing at its best." —E.O. Wilson"Eloquent treatise...Landis's book is as much call to action as paean to mesmerizing molluscs." —Nature"Rich, accurate,...

256 pages
5 x 8
7 illustrations

A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of...

552 pages
6 x 9
One 12-page color insert, 67 photos, 40 illustrations

Aldo Leopold's Odyssey, Tenth Anniversary Edition by Julianne Lutz Warren | An Island Press book
Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac

Julianne Lutz Warren; Foreword by Bill McKibben

In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren (née Newton) asked readers to rediscover one of history’s most renowned conservationists. Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey was hailed by The New York Times as a “biography of...

528 pages
6 x 9
46 photos and illustrations

Natural History, Ecology, and the North Woods

John Pastor; Foreword by Bernd Heinrich

How long should a leaf live? When should blueberries ripen? And what should a clever moose eat? Questions like these may seem simple or downright strange—yet they form the backbone of natural history, a discipline that fostered...

336 pages
6 x 9
13 illustrations

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