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What Quitting Hair Dye Taught Me about Health and Beauty

Like 75% of American women, Ronnie Citron-Fink dyed her hair, visiting the salon every few weeks to hide gray roots in her signature dark brown mane. She wanted to look attractive, professional, and most of all, young. Yet as a journalist...

224 pages
5 x 8

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and the Mindless Drive for More

When it comes to food, Americans seem to have a pretty great deal. Our grocery stores are overflowing with countless varieties of convenient products. But like most bargains that are too good to be true, the modern food system relies on an...

360 pages
6 x 9
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A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he know, that grain would change his life. Years later, after finishing a PhD in plant biochemistry and returning to his family’s...

256 pages
6 x 9
16 photos

The Farm Bill by Dan Imhoff and Christina Badaracco | An Island Press book
A Citizen's Guide

The Farm Bill is one of the most important pieces of legislation the American president signs. Negotiated every five to seven years, it has tremendous implications for food production, nutrition assistance, habitat conservation, international...

224 pages
8 x 9
75 illustrations

The Food Sharing Revolution
How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-Ops are Changing the Way We Eat

Marvin is a contract hog farmer in Iowa. He owns his land, his barn, his tractor, and his animal crates. He has seen profits drop steadily for the last twenty years and feels trapped. Josh is a dairy farmer on a cooperative in Massachusetts. He...

200 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

Food from the Radical Center by Gary Paul Nabhan | An Island Press book
Healing Our Land and Communities

"Informational and inspirational." Booklist America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country’s history. People of...

200 pages
6 x 9

Sustainability in the Global Food System

Mangos from India, pasta from Italy, coffee from Colombia: Every day, we are nourished by a global food system that relies on our planet remaining verdant and productive. But current practices are undermining both human and environmental health,...

272 pages
6 x 9
20 illustrations

Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in close proximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events.  ...

232 pages
6 x 9

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity

In Twenty Years of Life, Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by your zip code. The strain of living in a poor neighborhood, with sub-par schools, lack of parks, fear...

264 pages
6 x 9
32 photos

The First Epidemic of Climate Change

"Superbly written and researched." Booklist"Builds a strong case." Kirkus Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they...

304 pages
6 x 9

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