Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River
Nature and Power in the People's Republic of China

China’s meteoric rise to economic powerhouse might be charted with dams. Every river in the country has been tapped to power exploding cities and factories—every river but one. Running through one of the richest natural areas in the...

256 pages
6 x 9
One 8-page color insert, 17 photos, 2 illustrations

Climate 2030
National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy

Climate 2030: A National Blueprint for a Clean Energy Economy is a peer-reviewed analysis of the economic and technological potential for a comprehensive suite of climate, energy, and transportation solutions and policies to greatly reduce U.S....

212 pages
8 x 10
128 photos, 48 illustrations

The Climate Solutions Consensus
What We Know and What To Do About It

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with former Vice President Al Gore) for its reporting on the human causes of climate change. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment...

336 pages
7 x 10
48 photos and illustrations

Catastrophe in the Making
The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow

When houses are flattened, towns submerged, and people stranded without electricity or even food, we attribute the suffering to “natural disasters” or “acts of God.” But what if they’re neither? What if we, as a...

224 pages
6 x 9
27 photos and illustrations

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

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