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

Building the Cycling City by Melissa Bruntlett & Chris Bruntlett | An Island Press book
The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems,...

240 pages
6.5 x 8.375

Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition
Foundations for Technology, Planning, and Policy

Despite a 2016-18 glut in fossil fuel markets and decade-low fuel prices, the global transformation to sustainable energy is happening. Our ongoing energy challenges and solutions are complex and multidimensional, involving science, technology,...

664 pages
8.5 x 11
Color art

Sustainability in the Global Food System

Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Colombia: Every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. But current practices are undermining both human and environmental health,...

272 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Structures of Coastal Resilience

Structures of Coastal Resilience presents new strategies for creative and collaborative approaches to coastal planning for climate change. In the face of sea level rise and an increased risk of flooding from storm surge, we must become...

248 pages
8 x 9
Two 16-page color inserts, 40 photos, 40 illustrations

The Divided City
Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands...

344 pages
6 x 9

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

Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events.  ...

232 pages
6 x 9

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

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