A Guide to Meaningful Engagement

Industries that drive economic growth and support our comfortable modern lifestyles have exploited natural resources to do so. But now there’s growing understanding that business can benefit from a better relationship with the environment....

280 pages
6 x 9
20 photos

Design in an Age of Urban Migration, Demographic Change, and a Disappearing Middle Class

How we design our cities over the next four decades will be critical for our planet. If we continue to spill excessive greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, we will run out of time to keep our global temperature from increasing. Since approximately...

240 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 20 illustrations

Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas

“This is a timely book… [It] should be mandatory reading..." — Minnesota Star Tribune More severe storms and rising seas will inexorably push the American coastline inland with profound impact on communities...

408 pages
7 x 10
20 illustrations

Save Money, Improve Health, and Reduce Environmental Impacts

Your building has the potential to change the world. Existing buildings consume approximately 40 percent of the energy and emit nearly half of the carbon dioxide in the US each year. In recognition of the significant contribution of buildings to...

232 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 15 illustrations

A Primer

Wildlife is an important and cherished element of our natural heritage in the United States. But state and federal laws governing the ways we interact with wildlife can be complex to interpret and apply. Ten years ago, Wildlife Law: A Primer...

344 pages
6 x 9

How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

"Better Buses, Better Cities is likely the best book ever written on improving bus service in the United States." — Randy Shaw, Beyond Chron "The ultimate roadmap for how to make the bus great...

184 pages
6 x 9
20 photos

Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat

Look at any list of America’s top foodie cities and you probably won’t find Boise, Idaho or Sitka, Alaska. Yet they are the new face of the food movement. Healthy, sustainable fare is changing communities across this country,...

208 pages
6 x 9
no art

Dispatches from Earth's Most Vital Frontlines

Rainforests have long been recognized as hotspots of biodiversity—but they are crucial for our planet in other surprising ways. Not only do these fascinating ecosystems thrive in rainy regions, they create rain themselves, and this moisture...

456 pages
6 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 97 photographs

Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around the World

Rapid economic development has been a boon to human well-being. It has lifted millions out of poverty, raised standards of living, and increased life expectancies. But economic development comes at a significant cost to natural capital—the...

336 pages
6.5 x 8.38
48 illustrations