A New War on Cancer: The Unlikely Heroes Revolutionizing Prevention by Kristina Marusic | An Island Press book
The Unlikely Heroes Revolutionizing Prevention

For more than fifty years, we have been waging, but not winning, the war on cancer. We’re better than ever at treating the disease, yet cancer still claims the lives of one in five men and one in six women in the US. The astonishing news is...

224 pages
6 x 9

The Freedom of the City by Charles Downing Lay, with introduction and essay by Thomas J. Campanella | An Island Press book

“Congestion is the life of the city . . . it is what we came for, what we stay for, what we hunger for”, wrote Charles Downing Lay, prominent American landscape architect and planner of the early 1920s. These words are relevant today...

168 pages
5 x 8
20 photos/illustrations

A Northern Gardener’s Guide to Native Plants and Pollinators by Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla | An Island Press book

Few sights are as charming as a hummingbird hovering over cardinal flowers in your backyard or a butterfly lighting on the black-eyed Susans potted on your balcony. Yet pollinators do more than beguile us: they are key to a healthy environment....

264 pages
8 x 9
4-color illustrations throughout

Humanity's Moment: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope by Joëlle Gergis | An Island Press book
A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope

When climate scientist Joëlle Gergis set to work on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, the research she encountered kept her up at night. Through countless hours spent with the...

336 pages
6 x 9

What a Bee Knows: Exploring the Thoughts, Memories, and Personalities of Bees by Stephen Buchmann | An Island Press book
Exploring the Thoughts, Memories, and Personalities of Bees

For many of us, the buzzing of a bee elicits panic. But the next time you hear that low droning sound, look closer: the bee has navigated to this particular spot for a reason using a fascinating set of tools. She may be using her sensitive...

296 pages
6 x 9
19 photos and illustrations

The Good Garden by Chris McLaughlin | An Island Press book
How to Nurture Pollinators, Soil, Native Wildlife, and Healthy Food—All in Your Own Backyard

What makes a garden good? For Chris McLaughlin, it’s about growing the healthiest, most scrumptious fruits and veggies possible, but it’s also about giving back. How can your little patch of Earth become a sanctuary for threatened...

312 pages
8 x 10
150 color photos and illustrations

Justice and the Interstates  Edited by Ryan Reft, Amanda K. Phillips de Lucas and Rebecca C. Retzlaff | An Island Press book
The Racist Truth about Urban Highways

When the U.S. interstate system was constructed, spurred by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, many highways were purposefully routed through Black, Brown, and poor communities. These neighborhoods were destroyed, isolated from the rest of the...

254 pages
6 x 9
35 photos and illustrations

Sundressed: Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing by Lucianne Tonti | An Island Press book
Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing

For conscious consumers, buying clothes has never been more complicated. Even as fashion brands tout their sustainability, the industry is plagued by pollution, waste, and poor working conditions. If our clothes reflect our values, is it possible...

216 pages
6 x 9
1 au photo

White Pine by John Pastor | An Island Press book
The Natural and Human History of a Foundational American Tree

America was built on white pine. From the 1600s through the Civil War and beyond, it was used to build the nation’s ships and houses, barns, and bridges. It became a symbol of independence, adorning the Americans’ flag at Bunker Hill...

276 pages
6 x 9
12 illustrations