Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability...

280 pages
8.5 x 10
Full color, 145 photos, 32 illustrations

Parking Management for Smart Growth

The average parking space requires approximately 300 square feet of asphalt. That’s the size of a studio apartment in New York or enough room to hold 10 bicycles. Space devoted to parking in growing urban and suburban areas is highly...

256 pages
8.5 x 10
40 photos, 20 illustrations

Artful Rainwater Design
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater

Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. ...

296 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 220 photos

State of the World 2015
Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability
We think we understand environmental damage: pollution, water scarcity, a warming world. But these problems are just the tip of the iceberg. Food insecurity, financial assets drained of value by environmental damage, and a rapid rise in diseases of...

184 pages
7 x 9.25
illustrations, tables, boxes

Roads Were Not Built for Cars
How cyclists were the first to push for good roads & became the pioneers of motoring

In Roads Were Not Built for Cars, Carlton Reid reveals the pivotal—and largely unrecognized—role that bicyclists played in the development of modern roadways. Reid introduces readers to cycling personalities, such as Henry Ford...

360 pages
8 x 10
one 16-page color insert, 135 illustrations

A Story of Science and Salvation

The true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and has been hailed by The New York Times as "a new classic of science reporting." Now available in paperback...

576 pages
6.125 x 9.25
1 illustration

State of the World 2001
The Challenge of a Globalizing World

From the thinning of the Arctic sea ice to the invasion of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, State of the World 2001 shows how the economic boom of the last decade has damaged natural systems. The increasingly visible evidence of...

280 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 2000
Building a Sustainable Economy

State of the World 2000 shines a sharp light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth's ecosystems. If we...

268 pages
7 x 9.25

State of the World 1999
Looking Toward a Sustainable 21st Century

Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we cannot afford to ignore.

253 pages
7 x 9.25

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