Books

Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry by Austin Frerick | An Island Press book
Money, Power, and the Corruption of America's Food Industry

Austin Frerick; Foreword by Eric Schlosser

“In this eye-opening debut study, Frerick, an agricultural policy fellow at Yale University, reveals the ill-gained stranglehold that a handful of companies have on America’s food economy…It’s a disquieting critique of private...

248 pages
6 x 9
 

Human Transit Revised Edition by Jarrett Walker | An Island Press book
How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Transportation expert Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus on the underlying geometry that all transit systems share. In Human Transit, Revised Edition, he provides the basic tools and critical questions...

288 pages
6 x 9

Empathic Design: Perspectives on Creating Inclusive Spaces edited by Elgin Cleckley | An Island Press book
Perspectives on Creating Inclusive Spaces

Edited by Elgin Cleckley

How do you experience a public space? Do you feel safe? Seen? Represented? The response to these questions may differ based on factors including your race, age, ethnicity, or gender identity. In the architecture and design professions, decisions...

208 pages
6 x 9
40 photos

Invisible No More: Voices from Native America by  Raymond Foxworth and Steve Dubb | An Island Press book
Voices from Native America

For too long, Native American people in the United States have been stereotyped as vestiges of the past, invisible citizens in their own land obliged to remind others, “We are still here!” Yet today, Native leaders are at the center...

320 pages
6 x 9
13 photos, 1 illustration

People, Planet, Design: A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential by Corey Squire | An Island Press book
A Practical Guide to Realizing Architecture’s Potential

If you were asked to close your eyes and envision where you are happiest, would you picture somewhere inside a building? North Americans are inside buildings for more than 90% of the day. Meanwhile, the indoors are stifling us, sometimes even...

376 pages
6 x 9
50 photos and illustrations

Purified: How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our Water by Peter Annin | An Island Press book
How Recycled Sewage Is Transforming Our Water

In 2000, a transformative climate-driven “megadrought” swept over the Colorado River watershed. By the early 2020s, levels on the river’s two largest reservoirs were hitting record lows and threatening the water supply for forty...

248 pages
6 x 9
20 photos and illustrations

Over the Seawall: Tsunamis, Cyclones, Drought, and the Delusion of Controlling Nature by Stephen Robert Miller | An Island Press book
Tsunamis, Cyclones, Drought, and the Delusion of Controlling Nature

In March 2011, people in a coastal Japanese city stood atop a seawall watching the approach of the tsunami that would kill them. They believed—naively—that the huge concrete barrier would save them. Instead they perished, betrayed by...

264 pages
6 x 9
4 photos, 3 illustrations

Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation by Danielle Arigoni | An Island Press book

Climate change is having an immediate and sometimes life-threatening impact, especially for older adults – generally speaking, people 65 or older. Older adults often face mobility, cognitive, and resource challenges, which contribute to a...

236 pages
6 x 9
20 black-and-white illustrations, photographs, line art, and maps

At the Table: The Chef's Guide to Advocacy by Katherine Miller | An Island Press book
The Chef's Guide to Advocacy

When Katherine Miller was first asked to train chefs to be advocates, she thought the idea was ludicrous. This was a group known for short tempers and tattoos, not for saving the world. But she quickly learned that chefs and other leaders in the...

242 pages
5 x 8
1 au photo

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