The First Epidemic of Climate Change

Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and...

304 pages
6 x 9

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

When Randy Olson first described his life-changing encounter with an acting teacher in Don’t Be Such a Scientist, it seemed like the world of science was on the cusp of gaining new respect in the public eye. Through his writing,...

236 pages
6 x 9
18 photos and illustrations

The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism

The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever. It is the single most important tool for improving our cities. Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities ...

296 pages
8 x 9
200 color photographs and figures

Edited by Jessica Eise and Ken Foster

By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How can we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts from Purdue University break down this crucial...

256 pages
6 x 9
11 illustrations

Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future

For the first time in half a century, real transformative innovations are coming to our world of passenger transportation. The convergence of new shared mobility services with automated and electric vehicles promises to significantly reshape...

256 pages
6 x 9
25 photos and illustrations

Sustainable Landscape Construction, Third Edition by Kim Sorvig with J. William Thompson | An Island Press book
A Guide to Green Building Outdoors

Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, Sustainable Landscape Construction has helped to spur a movement towards resilient outdoor environments, in the U.S. and throughout the world. The third edition has been updated to...

502 pages
8.5 x 11
188 photos, 34 illustrations

Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

Edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

The suburban dream of a single-family house with a white picket fence no longer describes how most North Americans want to live. The dynamics that powered sprawl have all but disappeared. Instead, new forces are transforming real estate markets,...

320 pages
7 x 10

Design as Democracy by David de la Pena, Diane Jones Allen, Randolph T. Hester Jr., Jeffrey Hou, Laura J. Lawson, and Marcia J. McNally | An Island Press book
Techniques for Collective Creativity

How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community members to the table, we open up the possibility of exchanging ideas meaningfully and...

344 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 143 photos and illustrations

Planning Cities for People and Places

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, unsafe pedestrian...

296 pages
7 x 10