People, Forests, and Change
Lessons from the Pacific Northwest

We owe much of our economic prosperity to the vast forested landscapes that cover the earth. The timber we use to build our homes, the water we drink, and the oxygen in the air we breathe come from the complex forested ecosystem that many of us...

350 pages
6 x 9
one 8-page color insert, 1 photo, 28 illustrations

Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice
Different Pathways, Common Lessons

Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee are hopeful.  Rather than lamenting the persistent conflicts in global marine ecosystems, they instead sought out examples where managers were doing things differently and making progress against great odds....

290 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller | An Island Press book
A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts

Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller

Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us...

520 pages
8.5 x 11
full color, 612 illustrations

and Other Myths about Water in the West

When we think of water in the West, we think of conflict and crisis. In recent years, newspaper headlines have screamed, “Scarce water and the death of California farms,” “The Dust Bowl returns,” “A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the ...

264 pages
6 x 9
6 photos, 4 illustrations

Pioneering Approaches to Science and Management

Scientists have been warning for years that human activity is heating up the planet and climate change is under way. In the past century, global temperatures have risen an average of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is expected to only...

408 pages
6 x 9
68 illustrations

Theory and Practice for Conserving Large, Complex Systems

From the days of the American Frontier, the term "open spaces" has evoked a vision of unspoiled landscapes stretching endlessly toward the horizon, of nature operating on its own terms without significant human interference. Ever since,...

272 pages
6 x 9
59 photos and illustrations

Protecting the Wild
Parks and Wilderness, the Foundation for Conservation

Protected natural areas have historically been the primary tool of conservationists to conserve land and wildlife. These parks and reserves are set apart to forever remain in contrast to those places where human activities, technologies, and...

392 pages
6 x 9

Chasing the Red Queen
The Evolutionary Race Between Agricultural Pests and Poisons

In the race to feed the world’s seven billion people, we are at a standstill. Over the past century, we have developed increasingly potent and sophisticated pesticides, yet in 2014, the average percentage of U.S. crops lost to agricultural pests...

240 pages
6 x 9
1 illustration

The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar

The jaguar is one of the most mysterious and least-known big cats of the world. The largest cat in the Americas, it has survived an onslaught of environmental and human threats partly because of an evolutionary history unique among wild felines,...

264 pages
6 x 9
One 8-page color insert, 28 photos and illustrations

New Principles for Conservation and Management

Scientists tell us that climate change is upon us and the physical world is changing quickly with important implications for biodiversity and human well-being. Forests cover vast regions of the globe and serve as a first line of defense against...

224 pages
6 x 9
16 illustrations

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