Brilliant Green by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola | An Island Press book
The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola; Translated by Joan Benham; Foreword by Michael Pollan

Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior? Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient Greece...

192 pages
5 x 8
20 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...

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

Keeping the Wild
Against the Domestication of Earth

Is it time to embrace the so-called “Anthropocene”—the age of human dominion—and to abandon tried-and-true conservation tools such as parks and wilderness areas? Is the future of Earth to be fully domesticated, an...

248 pages
6 x 9

Part 3: From the Adirondack Mountains to the Gaspé Peninsula

John Davis and Wildlands Network

This E-ssential is a three-part series that covers John Davis's epic journey from Florida to Maine. In 2011, with support from the Wildlands Network, Davis traveled 7,600 miles in 10 months from Florida to Maine by foot, bicycle, skis, and canoe...

100 pages
6 x 9
18 photos, 1 illustration

Part 2: From the Central Appalachians to the Catskill Mountains

John Davis and Wildlands Network

This E-ssential is a three-part series that covers John Davis's epic journey from Florida to Maine. In 2011, with support from the Wildlands Network, Davis traveled 7,600 miles in 10 months from Florida to Maine by foot, bicycle, skis, and...

83 pages
6 x 9
13 photos, 1 illustration

Common Ground on Hostile Turf
Stories from an Environmental Mediator

In our increasingly polarized society, there are constant calls for compromise, for coming together. For many, these are empty talking points—for Lucy Moore, they are a life's work. As an environmental mediator, she has spent the past...

216 pages
6 x 9

Big, Wild, and Connected
Part 1: From the Florida Peninsula to the Coastal Plain

John Davis and Wildlands Network

This E-ssential is a three-part series that covers John Davis's epic journey from Florida to Maine. In 2011, with support from the Wildlands Network, Davis traveled 7,600 miles in 10 months from Florida to Maine by foot, bicycle, skis, and...

100 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

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