Arbitrary Lines by Nolan Gray | An Island Press book
How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It

What if scrapping one flawed policy could bring US cities closer to addressing debilitating housing shortages, stunted growth and innovation, persistent racial and economic segregation, and car-dependent development?   It’s time for...

256 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Build Beyond Zero by Bruce King and Chris Magwood | An Island Press book
New Ideas for Carbon-Smart Architecture

“Net Zero” has been an effective rallying cry for the green building movement, signaling a goal of having every building generate at least as much energy as it uses. Enormous strides have been made in improving the performance of...

280 pages
8.5 x 10
64 photos

A Road Running Southward by Dan Chapman | An Island Press book
Following John Muir's Journey through an Endangered Land

In 1867, John Muir set out on foot to explore the botanical wonders of the South, keeping a detailed journal of his adventures as he traipsed from Kentucky southward to Florida. One hundred and fifty years later, on a similar whim, veteran...

256 pages
6 x 9
2 illustrations + au photo

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

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 collaboration...

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