The Conservation Program Handbook
A Guide for Local Government Land Acquisition

Between 1996 and 2007, voters approved almost $24 billion for local government park, open space, and other conservation purposes. Despite this substantial sum for land protection, there was at that time no book available to guide officials as...

264 pages
6 x 9
193 photos and illustrations

Confessions of a Radical Industrialist
Profits, People, Purpose - Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company:  to take nothingfrom the earth that can’t be replaced by the earth.  Now, in the most inspiring business book of our...

320 pages
6 x 9

Don't Be Such a Scientist
Talking Substance in an Age of Style

"You think too much!  You mother F@$#%&* think too much!  You're nothing but an arrogant, pointy-headed intellectual — I want you out of my classroom and off the premises in five minutes or I'm calling the...

216 pages
6 x 9
13 photos and illustrations

Living Above the Store
Building a Business that Creates Value, Inspires Change, and Restores Land and Community

The economic crash of late 2008 is just the latest evidence of the truth that many have known for so long: that too much of our modern economy is based on a house of cards. We need businesses that not only factor their impact on people and places...

336 pages
6 x 9

Building Biodiversity Business


The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance. There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the...

159 pages
8 x 10

Biodiversity: My Hotel in Action
A Guide to Sustainable Use of Biological Resources


Biodiversity plays an important role in the day-to-day life of a hotel. From the food in the restaurant and wood in furniture and fittings, to the amenities in the spa, the products of biodiversity are everywhere inside hotels. Outside, plants...

126 pages
8 x 9

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition
Who Owns Paradise?

Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit communities, promote development in poor countries, instill environmental awareness and a social...

568 pages
6 x 9
Tables, references, index

Poisoned for Pennies
The Economics of Toxics and Precaution

“Cost-benefit analysis” is a term that is used so frequently we rarely stop to think about it. But relying on it can lead to some dubious conclusions, as Frank Ackerman points out in this eye-opening book. For example, some economists...

352 pages
6 x 9
7 photos and illustrations

A Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability

Arthur C. Nelson, Liza K. Bowles, Julian C. Juergensmeyer, and James C. Nicholas; Forewords by Craig Anthony Arnold and Dwight Merriam

Impact fees are one-time charges that are applied to new residential developments by local governments that are seeking funds to pay for the construction or expansion of public facilities, such as water and sewer systems, schools, libraries,...

320 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 10 illustrations

The Option of Urbanism
Investing in a New American Dream

Americans are voting with their feet to abandon strip malls and suburban sprawl, embracing instead a new type of community where they can live, work, shop, and play within easy walking distance. In The Option of Urbanism visionary...

224 pages
6 x 9
34 illustrations


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