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Balancing Global Development and Conservation

Over the next several decades, as human populations grow and developing countries become more affluent, the demand for energy will soar. Parts of the energy sector are preparing to meet this demand by increasing renewable energy production, which...

250 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 40 illustrations

Resilient Cities, Second Edition
Overcoming Fossil-Fuel Dependence

What does it mean to be a resilient city in the age of a changing climate and growing inequity? As urban populations grow, how do we create efficient transportation systems, access to healthy green space, and lower-carbon buildings for all...

220 pages
6 x 9
16 photos, 22 illustrations

Our Renewable Future by Richard Heinberg and David Fridley | An Island Press book
Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy

The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and...

248 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 33 illustrations

The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

What we make and buy is a major indicator of society’s collective priorities. Among twenty-four key trends, Vital Signs Volume 22 explores significant global patterns in production and consumption. The result is a fascinating snapshot of...

152 pages
7 x 9.25
7 photos, 91 illustrations

Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Great Plains Regional Technical Input Report is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state, federal, and...

224 pages
8 x 10
20 photos, 33 illustrations

Vital Signs Volume 21
The Trends That Are Shaping Our Future

Vital Signs Volume 21 is all about growth. From natural disasters to cars to organic farming, the two dozen trends examined here indicate both increasing pressure on natural resources and scaled up efforts to live more sustainably. In 2012...

152 pages
7 x 9.25
7 photos, 91 illustrations

Climate Change in the Midwest
A Synthesis Report for the National Climate Assessment

Jerry L. Hatfield, Bidwell, and Daniel Brown; Edited by Julie A. Winkler and Jeffrey A. Andresen

Developed to inform the 2013 National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, Climate Change in the Midwest...

272 pages
8 x 10
32 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

Climate change is no laughing matter-but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change...

216 pages
7 x 10

State of the World 2014
Governing for Sustainability

Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.’s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments’ progress has been lackluster. That’s not...

320 pages
7 x 9.25
29 photos, 10 illustrations

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