What a Bee Knows: Exploring the Thoughts, Memories, and Personalities of Bees by Stephen Buchmann | An Island Press book
Exploring the Thoughts, Memories, and Personalities of Bees

For many of us, the buzzing of a bee elicits panic. But the next time you hear that low droning sound, look closer: the bee has navigated to this particular spot for a reason using a fascinating set of tools. She may be using her sensitive...

296 pages
6 x 9
19 photos and illustrations

The Good Garden by Chris McLaughlin | An Island Press book
How to Nurture Pollinators, Soil, Native Wildlife, and Healthy Food—All in Your Own Backyard

What makes a garden good? For Chris McLaughlin, it’s about growing the healthiest, most scrumptious fruits and veggies possible, but it’s also about giving back. How can your little patch of Earth become a sanctuary for threatened...

312 pages
8 x 10
150 color photos and illustrations

Justice and the Interstates  Edited by Ryan Reft, Amanda K. Phillips de Lucas and Rebecca C. Retzlaff | An Island Press book
The Racist Truth about Urban Highways

When the U.S. interstate system was constructed, spurred by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, many highways were purposefully routed through Black, Brown, and poor communities. These neighborhoods were destroyed, isolated from the rest of the...

254 pages
6 x 9
35 photos and illustrations

Sundressed: Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing by Lucianne Tonti | An Island Press book
Natural Fabrics and the Future of Clothing

For conscious consumers, buying clothes has never been more complicated. Even as fashion brands tout their sustainability, the industry is plagued by pollution, waste, and poor working conditions. If our clothes reflect our values, is it possible...

216 pages
6 x 9
1 au photo

White Pine by John Pastor | An Island Press book
The Natural and Human History of a Foundational American Tree

America was built on white pine. From the 1600s through the Civil War and beyond, it was used to build the nation’s ships and houses, barns, and bridges. It became a symbol of independence, adorning the Americans’ flag at Bunker Hill...

276 pages
6 x 9
12 illustrations

Roadways for People by Lynn Peterson with Elizabeth Doerr | An Island Press book
Rethinking Transportation Planning and Engineering

Lynn Peterson and Elizabeth Doerr; Foreword by Janette Sadik-Khan

 “Seventy years of a car-only approach—not car-centric, it’s car-only—is actually not just non-driver hostile, it’s driver hostile. No one benefits.” —Beth Osborne, Director, Transportation...

264 pages
6 x 9
27 photos and illustrations, plus 1 au photo

The Progress Illusion:  Reclaiming Our Future from the Fairytale of Economics by Jon D. Erickson | An Island Press book
Reclaiming Our Future from the Fairytale of Economics

We live under the illusion of progress: as long as GDP is going up and prices stay low, we accept poverty and pollution as unfortunate but inevitable byproducts of a successful economy. In fact, the infallibility of the free market and the...

272 pages
6 x 9

A Poison Like No Other by Matt Simon | An Island Press book
How Microplastics Corrupted Our Planet and Our Bodies

“Informed, utterly blindsiding account.” - Booklist, starred review It’s falling from the sky and in the air we breathe. It’s in our food, our clothes, and our homes. It’s microplastic and it’s...

252 pages
6 x 9

Understanding Disaster Insurance by Carolyn Kousky | An Island Press book
New Tools for a More Resilient Future

The frequency and intensity of natural disasters—such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods, and storms—is on the rise, threatening our way of life and our livelihoods. Managing this growing risk will be central to economic and social...

214 pages
6 x 9
6 photos and illustrations