The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create—especially global warming. Fortunately...
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. In 2017, Harvey flooded Houston. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the streets in low-lying areas. These types of events...
8 x 9
full color, 150 photos and illustrations
Marvin is a contract hog farmer in Iowa. He owns his land, his barn, his tractor, and his animal crates. He has seen profits drop steadily for the last twenty years and feels trapped. Josh is a dairy farmer on a cooperative in Massachusetts. He...
6 x 9
The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to...
6 x 9
20 photos, 31 illustrations
“As homo sapiens’ entry in any intergalactic design competition, industrial civilization would be tossed out at the qualifying round.” — David Orr, Earth in Mind Design has built global brands, disrupted...
6 x 8
100 color figures and photos
"Intrepid conservation detective story." —Nature "A lucid, informed, and gripping account...a must-read." —Science "Passionate...a heartfelt and alarming tale." —Publishers...
6 x 9
10 photos, 2 illustrations
In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems,...
6.5 x 8.375
Despite a 2016-18 glut in fossil fuel markets and decade-low fuel prices, the global transformation to sustainable energy is happening. Our ongoing energy challenges and solutions are complex and multidimensional, involving science, technology,...
8.5 x 11
Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Colombia: Every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. But current practices are undermining both human and environmental health,...
6 x 9