Our current food system has decimated rural communities and confined the choices of urban consumers. Even while America continues to ramp up farm production to astounding levels, net farm income is now lower than at the onset of the Great...

304 pages
6 x 9
20 figures

Flames of Extinction by John Pickrell | An Island Press book
The Race to Save Australia's Threatened Wildlife

In the early months of 2020, the world’s attention was riveted on Australia, where the nation’s iconic wildlife fought for survival in the face of unprecedented wildfires. Images of koalas drinking from firefighters’ water...

296 pages
6 x 9

A California Study in Rebalancing the Needs of People and Nature

As the world population grows, so does the demand for food, putting unprecedented pressure on agricultural lands. At the same time, climate change, soil degradation, and water scarcity mean that productivity of many of these lands is...

288 pages
6 x 9
30 figures

New Tools to End Hunger

In the US, there is a wide-ranging network of at least 370 food banks, and more than 60,000 hunger-relief organizations such as food pantries and meal programs. These groups provide billions of meals a year to people in need. And yet hunger still...

280 pages
6 x 9

Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice

Lee Johnson was a man with simple dreams. All he wanted was a steady job and a nice home for his wife and children, something better than the hard life he knew growing up. He never imagined that he would become the face of a David-and-Goliath...

352 pages
6 x 9
2 figures

A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises

US cities are faced with the joint challenge of our climate crisis and the lack of housing that is affordable and healthy. Our housing stock contributes significantly to the changing climate, with residential buildings accounting for 20 percent...

200 pages
6 x 9
13 figures

An Activist's Guide to the Energy Transition

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, completely upending the energy grid of the small island. The nearly year-long power outage that followed vividly shows how the new climate reality intersects with race and access to energy. The...

224 pages
6 x 9
1 photos, 4 figures

Strategies for Tackling Wicked Problems

Solving today’s environmental and sustainability challenges requires more than expertise and technology. Effective solutions will require that we engage with other people, wrestle with difficult questions, and learn how to adapt and make...

272 pages
6 x 9
14 figures

A Graphic Adaptation

Edward O. Wilson, Adapted by Jim Ottaviani, Illustrated by C.M. Butzer

"Poised to inspire a new generation of naturalists." - Publishers Weekly

A vibrant graphic adaptation of the classic science memoir Regarded as one of the world’s preeminent biologists, Edward O. Wilson...

240 pages
7 x 9
Full color throughout

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