The Rising Sea

On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these...

224 pages
6 x 9
38 photos and illustrations

Second Edition

An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of coastal planning and management issues for students and professionals in the field. Since publication of the first edition in 1994, population...

352 pages
6 x 9

Heatstroke
Nature in an Age of Global Warming

In 2006, one of the hottest years on record, a “pizzly” was discovered near the top of the world. Half polar bear, half grizzly, this never-before-seen animal might be dismissed as a fluke of nature. Anthony Barnosky instead sees it...

288 pages
6 x 9

Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2008-2009
with a Special Section on Energy and Sustainability

Edited by Donald Kennedy and the Editors of Science

Taken from the pages of Science and supplemented by contributions from the magazine’s editors, State of the Planet 2008-2009 offers contemporary science writing that is sometimes provocative, frequently enlightening, and...

216 pages
7 x 10
52 photos and illustrations

Energy for Sustainability by John Randolph and Gilbert M. Masters | An Island Press book
Technology, Planning, Policy

Energy for Sustainability is the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete...

816 pages
8.25 x 10
428 photos and illustrations

Apollo's Fire
Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy ignited America’s Apollo Project and sparked a revolution in space exploration. Today the New Apollo Energy Project is poised to revolutionize the production of energy and thereby save our planet. The...

416 pages
6 x 9
19 photos and illustrations

Ignition
What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement

The evidence is irrefutable: global warming is real. While the debate continues about just how much damage spiking temperatures will wreak, we know the threat to our homes, health, and even way of life is dire. So why isn’t America doing...

304 pages
6 x 9
2 illustrations

Power to People
The Inside Story of AES and the Globalization of Electricity

In the late 1990s, while Enron was flying high, a smaller power company flew under the radar. AES was founded in 1981 according to a different set of principles—fiscally conservative investment strategies paired with the belief that...

186 pages
6 x 9
10 photos

Communicating Global Change Science to Society
An Assessment and Case Studies

National governments and research scientists may be equally concerned with issues of global environmental change, but their interests-and their timelines-are not the same. Governments are often focused on short-term effects and local impacts of...

240 pages
6 x 9

The Silicon Cycle
Human Perturbations and Impacts on Aquatic Systems

Silicon is among the most abundant elements on earth. It plays a key but largely unappreciated role in many biogeochemical processes, including those that regulate climate and undergird marine food webs.

 

The Silicon...

296 pages
6 x 9

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