How to Save the Creatures that Feed Our World

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing,...

256 pages
6 x 9
15 photos

Holistic Management Handbook, Third Edition
Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world’s grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This...

250 pages
8.5 x 11
23 photos, 47 illustrations

Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests

The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means. But the arrival of Europeans on America’s eastern shores several centuries ago...

360 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

The Curious Life of Krill
A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

"Makes you feel as if you're part of an engaging dinnertime conversation." —Science News Krill—it’s a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they...

216 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 4 illustrations

Firestorm
How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists."  —New York Times Book Review "Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist"A...

272 pages
6 x 9
26 photos

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...

344 pages
6 x 9
one 16-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...

288 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of...

552 pages
6 x 9
One 12-page color insert, 67 photos, 40 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

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

"Illuminating." —New York TimesWIRED's Required Science Reading 2016 When we think of water in the West, we think of conflict and crisis. In recent years, newspaper headlines have screamed, “...

264 pages
6 x 9
6 photos, 4 illustrations

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