and the Mindless Drive for More

When it comes to food, Americans seem to have a pretty great deal. Our grocery stores are overflowing with countless varieties of convenient products. But like most bargains that are too good to be true, the modern food system relies on an...

344 pages
6 x 9
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Grain by Grain
A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

"A compelling agricultural story skillfully told; environmentalists will eat it up." - Kirkus Reviews When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he...

288 pages
6 x 9
16 photos

Urbanism Without Effort
Reconnecting with First Principles of the City

How do you create inviting and authentic urban environments where people feel at home? Countless community engagement workshops, studies by consulting firms, and downtown revitalization campaigns have attempted to answer this age-old question. In...

177 pages
6 x 9
115 photos

A Citizen's Guide

The farm bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international...

280 pages
8 x 9
75 illustrations

The Next Global Transformation of Cities

The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create—especially global warming. Fortunately...

304 pages
6 x 9

Green and Gray Strategies

Stefan Al; Foreword by Edgar Westerhof

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. In 2017, Harvey flooded Houston. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the streets in low-lying areas. These types of events...

160 pages
8 x 9
full color, 150 photos and illustrations

The Food Sharing Revolution
How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat

Marvin is a contract hog farmer in Iowa. He owns his land, his barn, his tractor, and his animal crates. He has seen profits drop steadily for the last twenty years and feels trapped. Josh is a dairy farmer on a cooperative in Massachusetts. He...

200 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means. But the arrival of Europeans on America’s eastern shores several centuries ago...

360 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

The Great Lakes Water Wars, Revised & Expanded by Peter Annin | An Island Press book

The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to...

384 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 31 illustrations

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