30 Animals That Made Us Smarter by Patrick Aryee | An Island Press book
Stories of the Natural World That Inspired Human Ingenuity

Did you know that mosquitoes’ mouthparts are helping to develop pain-free surgical needles? Who'd have thought that the humble mussel could inspire so many useful things, from plywood production to a “glue” that can cement...

384 pages
6 x 9
42 illustrations

Applied Panarchy: Applications and Diffusion across Disciplines by Lance H. Gunderson, Craig Reece Allen, and Ahjond Garmestani | An Island Press book
Applications and Diffusion across Disciplines

After a decades-long economic slump, the city of Flint, Michigan, struggled to address chronic issues of toxic water supply, malnutrition, and food security gaps among its residents. A community-engaged research project proposed a resilience...

344 pages
6 x 9
34 illustrations

The Blue Revolution by Nicholas Sullivan | An Island Press book
Hunting, Harvesting, and Farming Seafood in the Information Age

Overfishing. For the world’s oceans, it’s long been a worrisome problem with few answers. Many of the global fish stocks are at a dangerous tipping point, some spiraling toward extinction. But as older fishing fleets retire and new...

272 pages
6 x 9
14 illustrations, 1 au photo

No Farms, No Food by Don Stuart | An Island Press book
Uniting Farmers and Environmentalists to Transform American Agriculture

America’s farms are key to the preservation of vital ecosystems and a stable climate. Yet farmers and environmentalists have not always seen eye-to-eye about the best ways to manage agricultural landscapes. Since 1980, American Farmland...

304 pages
6 x 9

Effective Conservation by Ignacio Jiménez | An Island Press book
Parks, Rewilding, and Local Development

For most, “conservation” conjures the notion of minimizing human presence on wildlands to avoid harmful impacts. But too often, this defensive approach has pitted local communities against conservationists, wasting opportunities for...

280 pages
7 x 10
1 photo, 39 illustrations

Healing Grounds by Liz Carlisle | An Island Press book
Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming

A powerful movement is happening in farming today—farmers are reconnecting with their roots to fight climate change. For one woman, that’s meant learning her tribe’s history to help bring back the buffalo. For another, it’...

200 pages
6 x 9
6 illustrations

Climate Change and U.S. Cities | Island Press
Urban Systems, Sectors, and Prospects for Action

Approximately 80% of the U.S. population now lives in urban metropolitan areas, and this number is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. At the same time, the built infrastructure sustaining these populations has become increasingly...

328 pages
6 x 9
15 figures

Bird Brother | Island Press
A Falconer's Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife

To escape the tough streets of Southeast Washington, D.C. in the late 1980s, young Rodney Stotts would ride the metro to the Smithsonian National Zoo. There, the bald eagles and other birds of prey captured his imagination for the first time. In...

224 pages
5 x 8
11 photos

Dream Play Build by  James Rojas and John Kamp | An Island Press book
Hands-On Community Engagement for Enduring Spaces and Places

The room is dim, the chairs are in perfectly lined rows. The city planner puts up a color-coded diagram of the street improvement project, dreading the inevitable angry responses. Jana loves her community and is glad to be able to attend the...

216 pages
6 x 9
57 figures