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

Creating Safe Urban Habitats

How does a bird experience a city? A backyard? A park? As the world has become more urban, noisier from increased traffic, and brighter from streetlights and office buildings, it has also become more dangerous for countless species of birds....

272 pages
6 x 9
53 photos and illustrations

How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet

Our massive, global system of consumption is broken. Our individual relationship with our stuff is broken. In each of our homes, some stuff is broken. And the strain of rampant consumerism and manufacturing is breaking our planet. We need big,...

216 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy

Jennie C. Stephens; Foreword by Ted Landsmark

The climate crisis is a crisis of leadership. For too long too many leaders have prioritized corporate profits over the public good, exacerbating climate vulnerabilities while reinforcing economic and racial injustice. Transformation to a just,...

200 pages
6 x 9
6 photos

Strategies for Putting Housing Within Reach (and Keeping it There)

From Los Angeles to Boston and Chicago to Miami, US cities are struggling to address the twin crises of high housing costs and household instability. Debates over the appropriate course of action have been defined by two poles: building more...

280 pages
6 x 9

Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America

Angie Schmitt; Foreword by Charles T. Brown

The face of the pedestrian safety crisis looks a lot like Ignacio Duarte-Rodriguez. The 77-year old grandfather was struck in a hit-and-run crash while trying to cross a high-speed, six-lane road without crosswalks near his son’s home in...

248 pages
6 x 9

Sharing the World with a Successful Predator

The relationship between humans and mountain lions has always been uneasy. A century ago, mountain lions were vilified as a threat to livestock and hunted to the verge of extinction. In recent years, this keystone predator has made a remarkable...

280 pages
6 x 9
48 photos

Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves

Human health depends on the health of the planet. Earth’s natural systems—the air, the water, the biodiversity, the climate—are our life support systems. Yet climate change, biodiversity loss, scarcity of land and freshwater,...

536 pages
7 x 10
Full color throughout, 100 illustrations

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