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...

288 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

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

Krill—it’s a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet. But when pressed, few people can accurately describe krill or explain their...

256 pages
6 x 9
10 photos, 10 illustrations

Firestorm
How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

"Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist"A powerful message." —Kirkus"Should be required reading." —Library Journal  For two months in the spring of...

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

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

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

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