A State-By-State Guide To The Nation's Environmental Health

Bob Hall and Mary Lee Kerr

The 1991-1992 Green Index presents a complete report card on the environment of all 50 states.

170 pages
8.5 x 11

Compiled By The World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Edited by Kerry S. Walter and Harriet J. Gillet

This book represents the most comprehensive compilation of data on threatened vascular plants ever published. It includes the names of some 33,000 plant species determined to be rare or threatened on a global scale. Conservation assessments were...

876 pages
8.5 x 11

Stuart Chape

This is the thirteenth list produced by the United Nations since 1962, and the first version to attempt a comprehensive presentation of all the world's known protected areas. The introductory text presents an analysis and the accompanying CD...

44 pages
8 x 10

Iucn Sustainable Use Specialist Group

Bihini Won wa Musiti

This bilingual publication results from a four-day symposium aimed at capturing the general directions and analytical issues that characterize approaches to sustainable use in Africa. The papers included in this work are organized under four...

270 pages
8.2 x 11.5

5 Easy Pieces
The Impact of Fisheries on Marine Ecosystems

5 Easy Pieces features five contributions, originally published in Nature and Science, demonstrating the massive impacts of modern industrial fisheries on marine ecosystems. Initially published over an eight-year period...

208 pages
7 x 10
38 illustrations

Strategies for Responding to Devastating Storms and Rising Seas

“This is a timely book… [It] should be mandatory reading..." — Minnesota Star Tribune More severe storms and rising seas will inexorably push the American coastline inland with profound impact on communities...

408 pages
7 x 10
20 illustrations

Lessons from Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity

Edited by Stephen Brush and Santiago Carrizosa; Foreword by Patrick McGuire

The book aims to address the lack of information on the experiences of others by providing a comparative analysis of national access and benefit-sharing laws and policies in the 41 Pacific Rim countries that signed the CBD. It provides key...

315 pages
8 x 11.2

No cover image available

Edited by Susana Calvo and Gillian Martin-Mehers; Foreword by Gillian Mehers

CEPA tools have been identified as one of the keys to achieving better outcomes in a broad range of environmental projects – increased community engagement, higher levels of collaboration among stakeholders, better targeted public awareness...

122 pages
8.5 x 11.8

A Web Of Connections

One of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century is to develop a means of satisfying the water demands of an ever-expanding human population while at the same time protecting the aquatic ecosystems and ecological services upon which all...

312 pages
6 x 9

Explorations In Collaborative Conservation And The American West

Amid the policy gridlock that characterizes most environmental debates, a new conservation movement has emerged. Known as “collaborative conservation,” it emphasizes local participation, sustainability, and inclusion of the...

256 pages
6 x 9

Act III in Patagonia
People and Wildlife

Patagonia. The name connotes the exotic and a distance that seems nearly mythical. Tucked toward the toe of South America, this largely unsettled landscape is among the most varied and breathtaking in the world-aching in its beauty as it sweeps...

360 pages
6 x 9

Green and Gray Strategies

Stefan Al; Foreword by Edgar Westerhof

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy floods devastated coastal areas in New York and New Jersey. In 2017, Harvey flooded Houston. Today in Miami, even on sunny days, king tides bring fish swimming through the streets in low-lying areas. These types of events...

160 pages
8 x 9
full color, 150 photos and illustrations

Mediterranean Forests

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website...

253 pages
6.5 x 9.2

From Theory to Practice

Edited by James Oglethorpe

The third volume of this series examines the importance of Adaptive Management in promoting sustainable use. A wide variety of papers selected from two major conferences on Adaptive Management are presented. With examples from real-life...

172 pages
5.5 x 7.5

Protecting sources, while giving users certainty

Jorge Cabrera Medaglia, Christian Lopez Silva, and Environmental Law Centre

Addressing the Problems of Access provides a systematic analysis of the requirements of access law, both the CBD requirements and the basic requirements of enforceable legislation. Often key legal issues that have a significant impact on...

77 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Tales of Ocean Fragility

ANDREW HURD and JULIE GRIFFIN; Edited by Claudio Campagna, YVONNE SADOVY DE MITCHESON, and NOCOLAS PILCHER

This book is a product of the Marine Conservation Sub-Committee, an advisory body on marine species issues within IUCN. The book features twelve stories of different ocean animals that highlight the latest issues in marine conservation. The tales...

136 pages
8 x 10

An Affair with Africa
Expeditions And Adventures Across A Continent

In June 1960, a young faculty wife named Alzada Kistner and her husband David, a promising entomologist, left their 18-month old daughter in the care of relatives and began what was to be a four month scientific expedition in the Belgian Congo....

262 pages
5.5 x 8.25

Strategies for Putting Housing Within Reach (and Keeping it There)

From Los Angeles to Boston and Chicago to Miami, US cities are struggling to address the twin crises of high housing costs and household instability. Debates over the appropriate course of action have been defined by two poles: building more...

280 pages
6 x 9

Edited by Rod East

Although most antelope species still exist in large numbers in sub-Saharan Africa (some in hundreds of thousands), up to three-quarters of the species are in decline. Threats to their survival arise from the rapid growth of human and livestock...

444 pages
5.5 x 7

An Update From The African Elephant Database

C. G. Craig, I. Douglas-Hamilton, H. T. Dublin, J.A. Hart, C. R. Thouless, R.F.W. Barnes, and J. J. Blanc

The African elephant is the largest living land mammal, and their potential impact on their habitats raises important management issues both for protected areas and unprotected land. This Status Report, derived from data contained in the African...

301 pages
8.2 x 10.8

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Richard Emslie and Martin Brooks

The black and the white rhinoceros have become flagship species for international conservation. They are significant not only for the continuation of a major evolutionary heritage, but also as symbols for the protection of African savannahs. The...

101 pages
5.5 x 7

The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives

From the cars we drive to the instant messages we receive, from debate about genetically modified foods to astonishing strides in cloning, robotics, and nanotechnology, it would be hard to deny technology's powerful grip on our lives. To stop...

240 pages
6 x 9

The Agile City
Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change

In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it?   Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell...

312 pages
6 x 9
43 photos

Assessing the Impacts of Fertilizer Use on Food Production and the Environment

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth and development and a key agricultural input-but in excess it can lead to a host of problems for human and ecological health. Across the globe, distribution of fertilizer nitrogen is very uneven,...

344 pages
6 x 9

The Global Report

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented...

608 pages
8 1/2 x 11
129 illustrations

Volume V: Sub-Saharan Africa

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented...

160 pages
8 1/2 x 11
14 illustrations

Volume I: Central and West Asia and North Africa

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented...

192 pages
8 1/2 x 11
11 illustrations

Volume II: East and South Asia and the Pacific

The IAASTD was initiated by the World Bank and the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, with support from the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and other sponsors. Its goal is to analyze the potential of agricultural...

226 pages
8 1/2 x 11
18 illustrations

Volume III: Latin America and the Caribbean

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented...

248 pages
8 1/2 x 11
32 illustrations

Volume IV: North America and Europe

The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science, and Technology for Development (IAASTD) looks realistically at how we could effectively use agriculture/AKST to help us meet development and sustainability goals. An unprecedented...

312 pages
8 1/2 x 11

Synthesis Report

The Synthesis Report integrates key findings from the Global and Sub-Global Assessments, providing in-depth analyses of current conditions, challenges, and options for action. In addition, it addresses eight topics of critical importance:...

104 pages
8 1/2 x 11
28 illustrations

Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes

Agroforestry -- the practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape -- is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater social...

575 pages
6 x 9

Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac

A household icon of the environmental movement, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) may be the most quoted conservationist in history. A Sand County Almanac has sold millions of copies and Leopold's writings are venerated for their perceptions about...

504 pages
6 x 9
46 photos and illustrations

Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac

Julianne Lutz Warren; Foreword by Bill McKibben

In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren (née Newton) asked readers to rediscover one of history’s most renowned conservationists. Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey was hailed by The New York Times as a “biography of...

528 pages
6 x 9
46 photos and illustrations

Alien Species and Evolution
The Evolutionary Ecology of Exotic Plants, Animals, Microbes, and Interacting Native Species

In Alien Species and Evolution, biologist George W. Cox reviews and synthesizes emerging information on the evolutionary changes that occur in plants, animals, and microbial organisms when they colonize new geographical areas, and on the...

400 pages
6 x 9

The world is in the midst of an ecological explosion with devastating implications. Thousands of species of microbes, plants, and animals are being introduced, both deliberately and inadvertently, to new land areas, seas, and freshwaters. In many...

400 pages
6 x 9

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Population Policy With A Human Face

Karin Schmitt and Klaus M. Leisinger; Foreword by Robert S. McNamara

Responding to those who argue that resources spent saving lives in impoverished and overpopulated regions are wasted, Klaus Leisinger and Karin Schmitt set forth the components of strategies that can bring down birth rates in an ethically...

280 pages
6 x 9

All the Wild and Lonely Places
Journeys In A Desert Landscape

Lawrence Hogue

"All the wild and lonely places, the mountain springs are called now. They were not lonely or wild places in the past days. They were the homes of my people." --Chief Francisco Patencio, the Cahuilla of Palm Springs The Anza-Borrego...

256 pages
6 x 9

The Classic Polar Adventure

When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months...

310 pages
6 x 9
12 illustrations

Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes
The Upper San Pedro River Basin In Arizona And Sonora

Leading landscape architect and planner Carl Steinitz has developed an innovative GIS-based simulation modeling strategy that considers the demographic, economic, physical, and environmental processes of an area and projects the consequences to...

200 pages
11 x 8.5

America by Rivers

Photographer and writer Tim Palmer has spent more than 25 years researching and experiencing life on the waterways of the American continent. He has travelled by canoe or raft on more than 300 different rivers, down wide placid streams and rough...

349 pages
6 x 9

Status And Stewardship

Nearly 430 million acres of forests in the United States are privately owned, but the viability, and indeed the very existence, of these forests is increasingly threatened by population growth, sprawling urbanization, and patchwork development...

224 pages
6 x 9

Lessons from North of the Border

The headlines about cities celebrating their resurgence—with empty nesters and Millennials alike investing in our urban areas, moving away from car dependence, and demanding walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods. But, in reality,...

312 pages
6 x 9
30 illustrations

Elliott A. Norse and ; Foreword by Peter H. Raven

Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest provides a global context for what is happening in the Pacific Northwest, analyzing the remaining ancient forest and the threats to it from atmospheric changes and logging. It shows how human...

344 pages
6 x 9

Efforts to conserve wildlife populations and preserve biological diversity are often hampered by an inadequate understanding of animal behavior. How do animals react to gaps in forested lands, or to sport hunters? Do individual differences...

322 pages
6 x 9

Global Survey And Regional Action Plans

Rod East

171 pages
5.5 x 7

Global Survey And Regional Action Plans

S.C. Kingswood and D. P. Mallon

Antelope herds numbering in the tens of thousands formerly occurred across the steppes and semideserts of Eurasia and India, but these have nearly all been reduced to fractions of their earlier size; antelope populations are now fragmented across...

268 pages
8 x 10.8

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

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website...

106 pages
x

Responsible Practices and Certification

Over the past decade, there has been growing concern among international stakeholders, particularly in Mediterranean countries, about aquaculture product quality, knowledge management, interaction with the environment, technology and systems,...

70 pages
6 x 8.5

Aquaculture Site Selection and Site Management

Aquaculture is currently facing a significant challenge: how to alleviate the pressure on fish stocks exerted by commercial fishing and yet meet the increasing demand for sea products in a sustainable way. The aim of this guide is to promote the...

303 pages
5.8 x 8.2
Full color, 23 photos, 30 illustrations

A Tool for Building Great Neighborhoods

Documents the revival of the traditional architectural pattern book as a means of implementing urban design. From the firm that produced The Urban Design Handbook comes a practical guide to developing and using pattern books—a tradition...

208 pages
8 x 10

The Architecture of Community

Leon Krier is one of the best-known—and most provocative—architects and urban theoreticians in the world. Until now, however, his ideas have circulated mostly among a professional audience of architects, city planners, and academics....

496 pages
6.25 x 10
500 photos and illustrations

Linda Nowlan

For many years, concerns have been expressed about environmental issues in the Arctic. While the Arctic region, unlike Antarctica, has been inhabited for thousands of years, it is under unique threat because of its vulnerability toward resource...

69 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Artful Rainwater Design
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater

Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. ...

296 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 220 photos

Analysis of a Successful Project in West Africa

Eric Baran and Philippe Tous

This document reports on the achievements of a project for the co-management of fisheries resources carried out by IUCN in Guinea-Bissau since 1991 (Rio Grande de Buba region). It provides a summary analysis of the approach taken by the project...

46 pages
5.5 x 7.5

An Action Plan For Its Conservation

Charles Santiapillai and Peter Jackson

This Action Plan considers elephant populations across Asia on the basis of size and provides recommendations to enhance their long-term survival. It also considers the management of elephants in captivity. Given that the basis for improved...

87 pages
280MM x 215MM

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology
Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

Understanding how ecosystems are assembled -- how the species that make up a particular biological community arrive in an area, survive, and interact with other species -- is key to successfully restoring degraded ecosystems. Yet little attention...

464 pages
6 x 9

Edited by Richard G. Tarasofsky

Provides an assessment of the international forest regime, in reponse to calls from many quarters, including the UN Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF) and the World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development, as well as several NGOs...

168 pages
6.8 x 9.8

Case Studies and Initial Assessment Procedure

Edited by Robert Prescott-Allen and Christine Prescott-Allen

135 pages
8.5 x 11

Fumito Koike, Mick N. Clout, Mieko Kawamichi, Maj De Poorter, and Kunio Iwatsuki

Biological invasion, an issue of growing importance due to the significant increase in international transportation and trade, can disturb the balance of local ecosystems and even destroy them. This collection of papers presented at the...

216 pages
8.25 x 11.75

A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment

Angela Jardine, Robert Merideth, Mary Black, and Sarah LeRoy; Edited by Gregg Garfin

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, this report blends the contributions of 120 experts in climate science, economics, ecology, engineering, geography, hydrology,...

528 pages
8 x 10

At Road's End
Transportation And Land Use Choices For Communities

At Road's End is a timely guide to a new era of holistic transportation. It presents new models for transportation planning, describes effective strategies for resolving community disputes, and offers inspiration by clearly demonstrating...

182 pages
10 x 8

No cover image available
An Action Plan for Their Conservation

Edited by Michael Kennedy

Australia, Papua New Guinea, and eastern Indonesia together share all the monotremes (egg-laying mammals) of the world and all the marsupials (pouched mammals) except those of the Americas. There is an urgent need for concerted action to conserve...

110 pages
10.4 x 8.5

Autonorama | Island Press
The Illusory Promise of High-Tech Driving

“The foundation has been laid for fully autonomous,” Elon Musk announced in 2016, when he assured the world that Tesla would have a driverless fleet on the road in 2017. “It’s twice as safe as a human, maybe better.” Promises of technofuturistic...

320 pages
5 x 8
8 figures

Balancing Nature and Commerce in Gateway Communities

Increasing numbers of Americans are fleeing cities and suburbs for the small towns and open spaces that surround national and state parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites, and other public lands. With their scenic beauty and high quality of life...

176 pages
6 x 9

Balancing on the Brink of Extinction
Endangered Species Act And Lessons For The Future

Edited by Kathryn A. Kohm

Balancing on the Brink of Extinction presents a comprehensive overview of the Endangered Species Act -- its conception, history, and potential for protecting the remaining endangered species.

329 pages
6 x 9

Belief, Knowledge, and Practice

James F. Eder

This report records traditional Batak beliefs, knowledge, and practice in the area of natural resource management. It assesses where Batak practices stand today and evaluates the prospects for community-based sustainable management.

46 pages
8.5 x 12

In this provocative collection of essays, renowned architect Daniel Solomon delves into the complexities of what makes a city vibrant. Acknowledging that a city is not a static thing, he argues we need to pay more attention to nurturing what he...

68 pages
6 x 9

Biological And Landscape Diversity In Central And Eastern Europe

IUCN, European Programme; Nature Conservation Bureau

This report draws on lessons learned from observations made at seven case study sites, all of which permit economic activities, especially recreation, that are not harmful to the biological values and natural functions of the area. There is now a...

74 pages
7 x 10

Edited by Michelle Rodrigues, Steve Unwin, Dominic Travis, Tara Stoinski, Benjamin Beck, and Kristina Walkup

Re-introduction is one tool for conserving great apes and their natural habitats. These guidelines adapt other IUCN documents to pertain specifically to the re-introduction of great apes.

48 pages
8 x 11.5

Bet the Farm by Beth Hoffman | An Island Press book
The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America

Beth Hoffman was living the good life: she had a successful career as a journalist and professor, a comfortable home in San Francisco, and plenty of close friends and family. Yet in her late 40s, she and her husband decided to leave the big city...

272 pages
5 x 8
5 figures

Betrayal of Science and Reason
How Anti-Environmental Rhetoric Threatens Our Future

Despite widespread public support for environmental protection, a backlash against environmental policies is developing. Fueled by outright distortions of fact and disregard for the methodology of science, this backlash appears as an outpouring...

348 pages
6 x 9

How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

"Better Buses, Better Cities is likely the best book ever written on improving bus service in the United States." — Randy Shaw, Beyond Chron "The ultimate roadmap for how to make the bus great...

184 pages
6 x 9
20 photos

No cover image available
Strategies for Governments, Businesses, and Communities

Better Environmental Decisions reponds to the need for improved environmental decision making by bringing together leading scholars and practitioners to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary introduction to the subject. Each chapter...

496 pages
6 x 9

How To Design And Conduct More Effective Analyses

Environmental policy studies commissioned by government agencies or other stakeholders can play a vital role in environmental decisionmaking; they provide much-needed insight into policy options and specific recommendations for action. But the...

256 pages
6 x 9

Better Trout Habitat
A Guide To Stream Restoration And Management

Montana Land Reliance and Christopher J. Hunter

Better Trout Habitat explains the physical, chemical, and biological needs of trout, and shows how climate, geology, vegetation, and flowing water all help to create trout habitat.

352 pages
6 x 9

Ten Principles to Create More Livable Cities

Nearly all large American cities rely on zoning to regulate land use. According to Donald L. Elliott, however, zoning often discourages the very development that bigger cities need and want. In fact, Elliott thinks that zoning has become so...

256 pages
6 x 9
53 photos and illustrations

Record-Setting Recycling And Composting Programs

Beyond 40% is a practical guide for communities trying to solve their solid waste disposal problems.

280 pages
8.5 x 11

Exploring Implementation of the Fair and Equitable Sharing Commitment in the CBD

Morten Walloe, Tomme Young, Environmental Law Centre, and Fridtjof Nansen Institute

Fewer than 11% of CBD Parties have adopted substantive ABS law, and nearly all of these are developing countries, focusing almost entirely on the 'access' side of the equation. Most of the CBD's specific ABS obligations, however,...

148 pages
8.25 x 11.75

A Process Companion

Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend and Dianne Buchan

Understanding and managing the concerns of local people is essential for the success of most, if not all, conservation initiatives. These two volumes are a resource set designed to help professionals employed in conservation initiatives to...

134 pages
9 x 11

A Reference Book

Grazia Borrini-Feyerabend and Dianne Buchan

Understanding and managing the concerns of local people is essential for the success of most, if not all, conservation initiatives. These two volumes are a resource set designed to help professionals employed in conservation initiatives to...

288 pages
9 x 11

Planning Cities for People and Places

Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming ever more apparent. The consequences are measured in smoggy air basins, sprawling suburbs, unsafe pedestrian...

296 pages
7 x 10

Beyond Naturalness
Rethinking Park and Wilderness Stewardship in an Era of Rapid Change

The central concept guiding the management of parks and wilderness over the past century has been “naturalness”—to a large extent the explicit purpose in establishing these special areas was to keep them in their “natural...

304 pages
6 x 9
17 illustrations

Public Process and the Unlikely Story of California's Marine Protected Areas

In a time when the United States is divided and positive collective action feels out of our grasp, Beyond Polarization tells a story of hope and hard work. That story goes back to 1999, when California passed a landmark piece of...

512 pages
6 x 9
24 illustrations

Tools For An Ecosystem Approach To Conservation

W. William Weeks; Foreword by Bruce Babbitt

Among the few organizations with substantial experience in conserving and managing large ecosystems is The Nature Conservancy (TNC) -- the largest private, nonprofit conservation organization in the world dedicated to preserving natural areas,...

188 pages
6 x 9

A Journey Of Discovery In Asia's Forbidden Wilderness

In 1993, Alan Rabinowitz, called "the Indiana Jones" of wildlife science by The New York Times, arrived for the first time in the country of Myanmar, known until 1989 as Burma, uncertain of what to expect. Working under the...

336 pages
6 x 9

A Reader on Population, Consumption and the Environment

Edited by Laurie Ann Mazur; Foreword by Timothy Wirth

Beyond the Numbers presents a thought-provoking series of essays by leading authorities on issues of population and consumption. The essays both define the poles of debate and explore common ground beyond the polarized rhetoric.

Specific...

460 pages
6 x 9

Scouting an Eastern Wildway from the Everglades to Quebec

In 2011, adventurer and conservationist John Davis walked, cycled, skied, canoed, and kayaked on an epic 10-month, 7,600-mile journey that took him from the keys of Florida to a remote seashore in northeastern Quebec. Davis was motivated by a...

240 pages
6 x 9
3 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

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

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...

100 pages
6 x 9
18 photos, 1 illustration

The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

Bicycling advocates envision a future in which bikes are a widespread daily form of transportation. While many global cities are seeing the number of bike commuters increase, this future is still far away; at times, urban cycling seems to be...

272 pages
6 x 9
one 8-page color insert, 95 photos

Edited by Francesca Grifo and Joshua Rosenthal; Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy

The implications of biodiversity loss for the global environment have been widely discussed, but only recently has attention been paid to its direct and serious effects on human health. Biodiversity loss affects the spread of human diseases,...

397 pages
6 x 9

Biodiversity and the Law

Edited by William J. Snape

Biodiversity and the Law is a timely and provocative volume that combines historical perspective and cutting-edge legal analysis in an authoritative and broad discussion of biodiversity and the law. Leading legal and policy experts...

286 pages
6 x 9

From Ecosystem Services to Spread of Disease

Biodiversity Change and Human Health brings together leading experts from the natural science and social science realms as well as the medical community to explore the explicit linkages between human-driven alterations of biodiversity and...

320 pages
6 x 9

Conservation, Management, and Sustainable Use

Edited by R. J. Adams and Simon N. Stuart

The focus of this book is primarily on the conservation of wild species and natural ecosystems. It is about conservation strategy but touches on poverty, politics, economic development, war, geography, education and other human concerns. It puts...

242 pages
8.5 x 12

Implementing the Convention on biological diversity in marine and coastal habitats

Edited by Charlotte De Fontaubert, David R. Downes, and Tundi Agardy

Intended to promote effective application of the biodiversity Convention in coastal and marine environments. It is based in large part on the recommendation of the "Jakarta Mandate" agreed to by the Parties to the Convention at their...

87 pages
x

Biodiversity Planning and Design
Sustainable Practices

How do you measure biodiversity, and why should landscape architects and planners care? What are the essential issues, the clearest terminology, and the most effective methods for biodiversity planning and design? How can they play a role in...

128 pages
8 x 10
One 16-page color insert, 16 illustrations

A Guide to Sustainable Use of Biological Resources

Biodiversity plays an important role in the day-to-day life of a hotel. From the food in the restaurant and wood in furniture and fittings, to the amenities in the spa, the products of biodiversity are everywhere inside hotels. Outside, plants...

126 pages
8 x 9

Legal Mechanisms For Conserving Species And Ecosystems

Cyrille de Klemm and Clare Shine

Covers the full spectrum of legal mechanisms available for conserving biodiversity. Part 1 discusses the scope of state powers to conserve wild species and habitats, legal mechanisms for controlling taking, procedures for listing species in need...

311 pages
7 x 10

Edited by Randall R. Reeves and Brian D. Smith

This compilation brings together current information on the status of Asian freshwater cetacean populations, the factors that have caused their recent declines, and what can be done to improve their chances for survival. Includes papers on water...

160 pages
8.2 x 10.8

The Biophilia Hypothesis

"Biophilia" is the term coined by Edward O. Wilson to describe what he believes is humanity's innate affinity for the natural world. In his landmark book Biophilia, he examined how our tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes might...

496 pages
6 x 9
6 illustrations

Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production,...

208 pages
6 x 9
31 illustrations

Biophilic Design
The Theory, Science, and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life

Stephen R. Kellert, Judith Heerwagen, and Martin Mador

This book offers a paradigm shift in how we design and build our buildings and our communities, one that recognizes that the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings and constructed landscapes is critical to human...

400 pages
9 x 8

Science At The Crossroads Of Management And Policy

Edited by K. Norman Johnson, Frederick Swanson, Margaret Herring, and Sarah Greene; Foreword by Jerry F. Franklin

In diverse regions around the country, impending crises over dwindling natural resources and conflicts over land use have given birth to a new approach to environmental management and policymaking. Known as bioregional assessment, the approach...

416 pages
6 x 9

Bird Migration and Global Change

Changes in seasonal movements and population dynamics of migratory birds in response to ongoing changes resulting from global climate changes are a topic of great interest to conservation scientists and birdwatchers around the world. Because of...

304 pages
6 x 9
9 illustrations

How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable

Baylen J. Linnekin; Foreword by Emily Broad Leib

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually...

280 pages
6 x 9

Blue Urbanism
Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans

What would it mean to live in cities designed to foster feelings of connectedness to the ocean? As coastal cities begin planning for climate change and rising sea levels, author Timothy Beatley sees opportunities for rethinking the relationship...

216 pages
6 x 9
44 photos, 1 illustration

Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy

Tens of millions of Americans are at risk from sea level rise, increased tidal flooding, and intensifying storms. The design and policy decisions that have shaped coastal areas are in desperate need of updates to help communities better adapt to...

312 pages
6 x 9
35 figures

Blueprint for Greening Affordable Housing

Blueprint for Green Affordable Housing is a guide for housing developers, advocates, public agency staff, and the financial community that offers specific guidance on incorporating green building strategies into the design, construction,...

232 pages
8.0 x 10.5

The lack of affordable housing and the climate crisis are two of the most pressing challenges facing cities today. Green affordable housing addresses both by providing housing stability, safety, and financial predictability while constructing and...

240 pages
7 x 10
25 photos, 25 illustrations

Bottled and Sold
The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water

Peter Gleick knows water. A world-renowned scientist and freshwater expert, Gleick is a MacArthur Foundation "genius," and according to the BBC, an environmental visionary. And he drinks from the tap. Why don’t the rest of us?...

232 pages
6 x 9
9 photos and illustrations

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Envisioning A New Land Ethic

What right do humans have to claim sovereignty over the land, to build fences and set boundaries when nature itself recognizes no such boundaries? Is there hope for a new land ethic that is less destructive toward the land, that views nature as...

222 pages
5.5 x 8.25

Breaking New Ground

Gifford Pinchot

Vigorous, colorful, bold and highly personal, Breaking New Ground is the autobiography of Gifford Pinchot, founder and first chief of the Forest Service. He tells a fascinating tale of his efforts, under President Theodore Roosevelt, to...

542 pages
6 x 9

Bridging Scales and Knowledge Systems
Concepts and Applications in Ecosystem Assessment

Bridging the gap between local knowledge and western science is essential to understanding the world's ecosystems and the ways in which humans interact with and shape those ecosystems. This book brings together a group of world-class scientists...

368 pages
6 x 9

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

Bring Back the Buffalo!
A Sustainable Future For America's Great Plains

In Bring Back the Buffalo!, Ernest Callenbach argues that the return of the bison is the key to a sustainable future for the Great Plains. Vast stretches of the region have seen a steady decline in population and are ill-suited for...

280 pages
7 x 9

Blueprint for a New Environmentalism

Allen Hershkowitz; Foreword by Maya Lin

"The Bronx Community Paper Company teaches us that we have the power, if we muster the will, creativity, and cooperation, to recover lost pieces of America's environment, return them to good health, protect other lands and resources from being...

200 pages
6 x 9

Building an Emerald City
A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs

In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first U.S. city to officially adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” standards for its own major construction projects. In...

224 pages
8 x 10.5
36 photos and illustrations

Joshua Bishop, SACHIN KAPILA, FRANK HICKS, PAUL MITCHELL, and Frank Vorhies

The challenge of building biodiversity business is not trivial. Biodiversity is still largely neglected by private finance. There is a need to develop new business models and market mechanisms for biodiversity conservation, and to persuade the...

159 pages
8 x 10

Our current food system has decimated rural communities and confined the choices of urban consumers. Even while America continues to ramp up farm production to astounding levels, net farm income is now lower than at the onset of the Great...

304 pages
6 x 9
20 figures

Building for Life
Designing and Understanding the Human-Nature Connection

Sustainable design has made great strides in recent years; unfortunately, it still falls short of fully integrating nature into our built environment. Through a groundbreaking new paradigm of "restorative environmental design," award-winning...

264 pages
7 x 10

No cover image available
Ecosystem-Based Adaptation and Lessons from the Field

Angela Andrade Pйrez, Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, Bernal Herrera Fernбndez, and Roberto Cazzolla

With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the...

The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality

In car-clogged urban areas across the world, the humble bicycle is enjoying a second life as a legitimate form of transportation. City officials are rediscovering it as a multi-pronged (or -spoked) solution to acute, 21st-century problems,...

240 pages
6.5 x 8.375

The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest

"In the rain forests of the western Amazon," writes author Andrew Revkin, "the threat of violent death hangs in the air like mist after a tropical rain. It is simply a part of the ecosystem, just like the scorpions and snakes...

344 pages
6 x 9

The Handbook For Corporate Action

This handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, and guidance on corporate biodiversity strategies. The current status of the debate is illustrated by specific case...

56 pages
7 x 10

Business and the Environment
A Resource Guide

Edited by Lawrence Molinaro and Allison A. Pennell

Business and the Environment includes more than 1,000 references to material from scholarly journals, government agencies, case clearing-houses, research organizations, trade magazines, and the popular press, offering a comprehensive...

382 pages
8.5 x 11

Analyses And Case Studies

Sustainable Forestry Working Group

In 1996, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation brought together leading experts from business, environmental groups, universities, and foundations to explore the restructuring of the forest products industry into a more sustainable...

353 pages
9 x 11

Strategies For An Industry In Transition

Michael Jenkins and Emily Smith; Forewords by Stephan Schmidheiny and Jonathan Lash

A range of powerful forces -- increasing demand for wood, uncertain and decreasing supply, increasing environmental pressures, and growing markets for environmentally certified wood -- are changing the way the forest products industry conducts...

350 pages
6 x 9

Collins Pine Lessons From A Pioneer

Eric Hansen and John Punches

"Born during the "cut and run" days of early twentieth century America, Weyerhaeuser defied conventional industry logic by holding onto timberlands after they were cut rather than walking away. By the late 1930s, the company was...

16 pages
9 x 11

Emerging Technologies For Sustainable Forestry

Catherine M. Mater

"As experience grows with sustainable forest management (SFM) practices throughout the world, one single factor continues to emerge as noncontrovertible: SFM practices do appear to cost more to implement in the forest. It is this factor that...

27 pages
9 x 11

Marketing Products From Sustainably Managed Forests: An Emerging Opportunity

Tony Lent and Diana Propper de Callejon

"Most forest products analysts exploring the market for sustainable forest products have been searching for the green consumer. They have assumed that the well-documented consumer concerns about the impact of the industry on the forest would...

25 pages
9 x 11

Menominee Tribal Enterprises Sustainable Forestry To Improve Forest Health And Create Jobs

Catherine M. Mater

"The Menominee Tribe has lived in northeast Wisconsin and on Michigan's Upper Peninsula for generations, where ancestral tribal lands once encompassed more than 10 million acres. Following several treaties and land cessions, the...

19 pages
9 x 11

Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners: Building The Business Case For Sustainable Forestry

When business leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders come to the table in an environmental, health, or safety dispute, acrimony often results, leading to expensive and time-consuming litigation. Not only does this waste precious...

41 pages
9 x 11

The Pursuit Of Innovation

Jeff Romm

This case study supports the concept that sustainable forestry is a process of adaptive leaarning that depends upon spontaneous innovation, investment, and institutional reform.

9 pages
9 x 11

Vernon Forestry Log Sorting For Profit

Scott M. Mater and Catherine M. Mater

In 1990, with the forests of British Columbia the focus of economic, environmental, and social conflict over resource management, British Columbia's Ministry of Forests established the British Columbia Forest Resources Commission. At the time the...

12 pages
9 x 11

Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is...

448 pages
6.5 x 8.38
35 photos, 35 illustrations

Opportunity and Limitations

Lea M Scherl, Alison Wilson, and Robert Wild

Poverty has become the central concern for development agencies, and because many of the areas that are most important for conserving biodiversity are occupied by poor people, or have poor people living around them, the relationship between...

60 pages
6 x 8

Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs
Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Claudio Sillero-Zubiri, Michael Hoffmann, and Dave Macdonald

The new Canid Action Plan synthesizes the current knowledge on the biology, ecology and status of all wild canid species, and outlines the conservation actions and projects needed to secure their long-term survival. Aiming at conservation...

430 pages
8.2 x 10.8

On November 2, 2011, Richard Alley participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

23 pages
x

Coexisting with and Conserving North America's Predators

What would it be like to live in a world with no predators roaming our landscapes? Would their elimination, which humans have sought with ever greater urgency in recent times, bring about a pastoral, peaceful human civilization? Or in fact is...

328 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 28 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

Getting Past Our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy

There's a simple, straightforward way to cut carbon emissions and prevent the most disastrous effects of climate change-and we're rejecting it because of irrational political fears. That's the central argument of The Case for a...

248 pages
6 x 9
3 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

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A Guide And Strategy For Their Conservation

Vernon H Heywood and Stephen D Davis

The rationale for this work covering nearly 250 major sites for conservation of plant diversity is concern about rapid global loss and degradation of natural ecosystems. By highlighting areas of prime botanical importance, it is hoped that their...

368 pages
8.5 x 12

Issues And Perspectives

Edited by Virgilio Viana, Jamison Ervin, Richard Donovan, Chris Elliott, and Henry Gholz

As public awareness of the problem of deforestation has grown, a variety of consumer-based approaches to addressing the issue have emerged. One of the most innovative of those is forest product certification. Products derived from forests that...

271 pages
6 x 9

Challenge of Global Warming

Natural Resources Defense Council; Edited by Dean E. Abrahamson; Foreword by Timothy Wirth

Challenge of Global Warming examines the causes and effects of global climate change.

376 pages
6 x 9

Adaptation Of Water Resources Management To Climate Change

Brett Orlando, Ger Bergkamp, and Ian Burton

Climate change is here and will be with us for the long term. The challenge facing water professionals is how to make decisions in the face of this new uncertainty. This book outlines a new management approach that moves beyond technical quick...

51 pages
7.2 x 9.8

30 years of Modernisation in Rotterdam

Urban renewal plans need to respond to new conditions and requirements, caused by changes in the population and in social structure.   Changing Contexts in Urban Regeneration presents a comprehensive overview of relevant theory, including...

288 pages
6.69 x 9.44

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Edited by Frank Ackerman, Neva R. Goodwin, Laurie Dougherty, and Kevin Gallagher; Foreword by Robert Reich

Human impacts on the environment are largely driven by economic forces. If a more ecologically sustainable world is to be achieved, significant changes must be made to the current growth- and consumption-dependent economic system. The Frontier...

456 pages
6 x 9

Urbanity, Citizenship, and Ideology in the New European Neighbourhoods

Edited by Frank Eckhardt and Marco Cremaschi

This book investigates the process of change in European neighbourhoods over the last twenty years, both newly and purposely built neighbourhoods and redeveloped ones. It shows that change takes many varied and complex paths, rather than the...

256 pages
6.8 x 9.5

Changing the Boundaries
Women-Centered Perspectives On Population And The Environment

Changing the Boundaries explores gender relations with respect to education, reproductive health services, and agricultural resources -- three factors that are widely recognized as being central to the struggle for gender equity,...

311 pages
6 x 9

Chasing Molecules
Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry

Each day, headlines warn that baby bottles are leaching dangerous chemicals, nonstick pans are causing infertility, and plastic containers are making us fat. What if green chemistry could change all that? What if rather than toxics, our economy...

288 pages
6 x 9

The Struggle to Save Thailand's Wild Cats

In 1987, zoologist Alan Rabinowitz was invited by the Thai government to study leopards, tigers, and other wildlife in the Huai Kha Khaeng valley, one of Southeast Asia's largest and most prized forests. It was hoped his research would help...

264 pages
6 x 9
16 photos and illustrations

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

A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability

Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level,...

192 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations

Proceedings of an international symposium on "The relevance of CBNRM to the conservation and sustainable use of CITES-listed species in exporting countries"

Edited by Max Abensperg-Traun, Dilys Roe, and Colman O'Criodain

This output from a symposium on community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for the conservation of CITES-listed species aims to provide the necessary knowledge base for broad policy discussions within the European Union on the relevance...

157 pages
8.5 x 11.8

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems
Principles and Practices

Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they consume are all but invisible, often coming from other continents, and...

296 pages
7 x 10
56 photos and illustrations

Cities for People

Jan Gehl; Foreword by Lord Richard Rogers

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl...

288 pages
7.5 x 10
483 photos, 41 illustrations

Cities in the Wilderness
A New Vision of Land Use in America

In this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought--and fresh air--to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in.

We've...

224 pages
6 x 9

City Rules
How Regulations Affect Urban Form

City Rules offers a challenge to students and professionals in urban planning, design, and policy to change the rules of city-building, using regulations to reinvigorate, rather than stifle, our communities. Emily Talen demonstrates that...

256 pages
7 x 10
77 photos, 73 illustrations

The Clean Water Act 20 Years Later

This volume explores the issues associated with the complex subject of water quality protection in an assessment of the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act over the past twenty years. In addition to examining traditional indicators of...

333 pages
6 x 9

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

A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

Climate change continues to impact our health and safety, the economy, and natural systems.  With climate-related protections and programs under attack at the federal level, it is critical for cities to address climate impacts locally. Every...

384 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 25 illustrations

A Primer

Climate Affairs sets forth in a concise primer the base of knowledge needed to begin to address questions surrounding the unknown impacts of climate change. In so doing, it outlines a new approach to understanding the interactions among...

184 pages
5 x 8

Climate and Conservation
Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action

Climate and Conservation presents case studies from around the world of leading-edge projects focused on climate change adaptation-regional-scale endeavors where scientists, managers, and practitioners are working to protect biodiversity...

392 pages
7 x 10
43 photos and illustrations

On October 5, 2011, L. Hunter Lovins participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

27 pages
x

Climate Change
The Ipcc Response Strategies

Climate Change is the report of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and UNEP to address the threat of global warming on an international...

333 pages
8.5 x 11

Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

Developed to inform the 3rd 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. Department of Energy, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use...

86 pages
8 x 10

Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

Hurricane Irene ruptured a Baltimore sewer main, resulting in 100 million gallons of raw sewage flooding the local watershed. Levee failures during Hurricane Katrina resulted in massive flooding which did not recede for months. With temperatures...

108 pages
8 x 10

Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate Change and the Pacific Islands was developed by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, a collaborative...

196 pages
8 x 10

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

Climate Change in the Northwest
Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities

Edited by Meghan M. Dalton, Philip Mote, and Amy K. Snover

Climate Change in the Northwest: Implications for Our Landscapes, Waters, and Communities is aimed at assessing the state of knowledge about key climate impacts and consequences to various sectors and communities in the northwest United...

270 pages
8 x 10

Pioneering Approaches to Science and Management

Scientists have been warning for years that human activity is heating up the planet and climate change is under way. In the past century, global temperatures have risen an average of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is expected to only...

408 pages
6 x 9
68 illustrations

A Survey

Questions surrounding the issue of climate change are evolving from "Is it happening?" to "What can be done about it?" The primary obstacles to addressing it at this point are not scientific but political and economic; nonetheless a quick...

584 pages
6 x 9

Variability, Change, Impacts, and Vulnerability

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Climate of the Southeast United States is the result of a collaboration among three Regional Integrated Sciences and...

342 pages
8 x 10

Climate Savvy
Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World

Climate change demands a change in how we envision, prioritize, and implement conservation and management of natural resources. Addressing threats posed by climate change cannot be simply an afterthought or an addendum, but must be integrated...

256 pages
7 x 10
60 illustrations

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

Coastal Alert
Energy Ecosystems And Offshore Oil Drilling

Coastal Alert explains how citizens can protect coastal resources from the damaging effects of offshore oil drilling.

140 pages
6 x 9

Edited by Neil Burgess and G. P. Clarke

The eastern African coastal strip contains a tiny chain of patches of lowland tropical dry forest. They were previously considered to be of low conservation priority in terms of endemism and species diversity, but research since the mid-1980s has...

456 pages
8.2 x 11.5

Coastal Governance

Coastal Governance provides a clear overview of how U.S. coasts are currently managed and explores new approaches that could make our shores healthier. Drawing on recent national assessments, Professor Richard Burroughs explains why traditional...

256 pages
5.5 x 8.75
21 illustrations

A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

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, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and...

216 pages
8 x 10

Coastal Waters of the World
Trends, Threats, and Strategies

Don Hinrichsen; Foreword by Stephen Olsen

Nearly 60% of the world's population lives and works within 100 miles of a coast, and even those who don't are connected to the world's oceans through an intricate drainage of rivers and streams. Ultimately the whole of humankind is coastal.

...

298 pages
7 x 10

Lessons From Greater Yellowstone

As in the rest of the United States, grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions in and around Yellowstone National Park were eliminated or reduced decades ago to very low numbers. In recent years, however, populations have begun to recover,...

290 pages
6 x 9

Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife
Issues And Examples

Edited by Douglas R. Porter and David Salvesen; Foreword by John De Grove

Collaborative Planning for Wetlands and Wildlife presents numerous case studies that demonstrate how different communities have creatively reconciled problems between developers and environmentalists. It answers questions asked by...

303 pages
6 x 9

Early Years in Modern Conservation Biology

In the early 1970s, the environmental movement was underway. Overpopulation was recognized as a threat to human well-being, and scientists like Michael Soulé believed there was a connection between anthropogenic pressures on natural...

376 pages
6 x 9
14 illustrations

The Coming Democracy
New Rules For Running A New World

National governments are proving ill-equipped to manage an increasingly complicated suite of global problems, from infectious diseases to climate change to conflicts over international trade. In The Coming Democracy, leading political...

272 pages
6 x 9

"When we grasp fully that the best expressions of our humanity were not invented by civilization but by cultures that preceded it, that the natural world is not only a set of constraints but of contexts within which we can more fully...

206 pages
6 x 9

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

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

Communicating Nature
How We Create and Understand Environmental Messages

A broader and more comprehensive understanding of how we communicate with each other about the natural world and our relationship to it is essential to solving environmental problems. How do individuals develop beliefs and ideologies about the...

368 pages
6 x 9
7 photos, 6 illustrations

Edited by Elisabeth Auchincloss; Foreword by Denise Hamu

Protected areas operate within complex ecological and social systems, presenting challenges that cannot be resolved by technical solution alone. Achieving the management objectives of protected areas requires a social approach in which strategic...

311 pages
8.2 x 11.5

Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals

Community and public support are essential to the success of conservation and resource management programs. Often, the level of support received depends on whether or not the goals and importance of the program have been clearly explained to the...

367 pages
6 x 9

Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals

Whether you are managing wetlands, protecting endangered species, or restoring ecosystems, you need to be able to communicate effectively in order to solve conservation and resource management problems. Communication Skills for Conservation...

480 pages
6 x 9
49 photos and illustrations

Edited by Mark Poffenberger

Second in the series, this Regional Profile focuses on five South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This Profile seeks to explain why and how some of the earth’s poorest people have been able to...

A Regional Profile of the Working Group on Community Involvement in Forest Management

Sally Jeanrenaud

Fourth in the series, this profile explores the diverse and changing nature of Community Involvement in Forest Management (CIFM) in Western Europe. It provides some comparative European-level data on important social institutions which shape...

166 pages
8.5 x 12

Principles for Design and Planning

Community Character provides a design-oriented system for planning and zoning communities but accounts for how people who participate in a community live, work, and shop there. The relationships that Lane Kendig defines here reflect the...

208 pages
8.5 x 10
197 photos and illustrations

Learning from the Past, Crafting the Future

Across the United States, people are developing new relationships with the forest ecosystems on which they depend, with a common goal of improving the health of the land and the well-being of their communities. Practitioners and supporters of...

264 pages
6 x 9

An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan, Second Edition

This book introduces community planning as practiced in the United States, focusing on the comprehensive plan. Sometimes known by other names—especially master plan or general plan—the type of plan described here is the predominant...

424 pages
8 x 10.5
37 photos, 58 illustrations

Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval

Edited by Daniel Lerch

The sustainability challenges of yesterday have become today’s resilience crises. National and global efforts have failed to stop climate change, transition from fossil fuels, and reduce inequality. We must now confront these and other...

336 pages
6 x 9

Proceedings Of A Workshop Held In February 1994

Presents 26 papers given at a workshop held to determine future policy towards community-based conservation in Tanzania. Papers cover a range of topics including the relevance of traditional practices, and of land, village, and wildlife laws and...

235 pages
8.5 x 11

Compass and Gyroscope
Integrating Science And Politics For The Environment

Kai N. Lee; Foreword by Philip Shabecoff

Using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study, Kai Lee describes the concept and practice of "adaptive management," as he examines the successes and failures of past and present management experiences. Throughout the...

255 pages
6 x 9

Competitive Environmental Strategy
A Guide To The Changing Business Landscape

Environmental concerns can greatly affect business success, regardless of whether a business person or corporation shares those concerns. Today's corporate managers must understand the power of environmental issues, and shift their mindset from...

256 pages
8.5 x 11

The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century

Compiled by the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information, The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century is a completely revised and updated edition of what has become the standard reference on the subject...

463 pages
6 x 9

Completing Our Streets
The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks

Across the country, communities are embracing a new and safer way to build streets for everyone—even as they struggle to change decades of rules, practice, and politics that prioritize cars. They have discovered that changing the design of...

224 pages
6 x 9
36 photos, 2 illustrations

Profits, People, Purpose - Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

In 1994, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson set an audacious goal for his commercial carpet company:  to take nothingfrom the earth that can’t be replaced by the earth.  Now, in the most inspiring business book of our...

320 pages
6 x 9

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

 Conifers are one of the world's most important resources of timber. If managed wisely and used sustainably, these resources will provide wood for a multitude of purposes, virtually indefinitely. Additional products include resins and...

130 pages
8.5 x 10.8

Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders,...

256 pages
6 x 9
13 photos and illustrations

Conservation Across Borders
Biodiversity in an Interdependent World

Conservationists have long been aware that political boundaries rarely coincide with natural boundaries. From the establishment of early "peace parks" to the designation of continental migratory pathways, a wide range of transborder mechanisms...

280 pages
6 x 9

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Trends And Options Toward The Year 2025

The paper published here was produced for discussion during the first World Conservation Congress in Montreal, Canada in October 1996. Drawing on the scientific and technical expertise of his colleagues as well as on past experience, the author...

121 pages
7 x 10

Proceedings Of A Symposium Held At The 9Th International Malacological Congress

Edited by E. Alison Kay

84 pages
8.8 x 11

Conservation by Proxy
Indicator, Umbrella, Keystone, Flagship, and Other Surrogate Species

The vast scope of conservation problems has forced biologists and managers to rely on "surrogate" species to serve as shortcuts to guide their decision making. These species-known by a host of different terms, including indicator,...

400 pages
6 x 9
63 illustrations

Conservation Design for Subdivisions
A Practical Guide To Creating Open Space Networks

In most communities, land use regulations are based on a limited model that allows for only one end result: the production of more and more suburbia, composed of endless subdivisions and shopping centers, that ultimately covers every bit of...

203 pages
11 x 8.5

The Guide To Worldwide Environmental Organizations

For the past 48 years, the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Directory has served as the preeminent guide to the conservation community for a broad range of audiences. Island Press is proud to be a partner with the National Wildlife...

832 pages
8.5 x 10.5

The Guide To Worldwide Environmental Organizations

For nearly 50 years, the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Directory has served as the preeminent guide to the conservation community for a broad range of audiences. Island Press is proud to be a partner with the National Wildlife...

768 pages
8.5 x 11

Conservation Directory 2005-2006
The Guide To Worldwide Environmental Organizations

The 2005-2006 edition of the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Directory is the most comprehensive listing of conservation and environmental organizations ever published, with information on over 4,000 government agencies, nongovernmental...

768 pages
8 x 10.5

The conservation easement is an effective and flexible technique for land preservation. The Conservation Easement in California, written by California attorneys expert in conservation law for The Trust for Public Land, is an...

186 pages
6 x 9

Conservation for a New Era outlines the critical issues facing us in the 21st century, developed from the results of the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008. The landmark publication takes on the pressing issues of today and...

220 pages
6.5 x 9.2
Full color, 43 photos, 12 illustrations

Conservation for a New Generation
Redefining Natural Resources Management

In hundreds of watersheds and communities across the United States, conservation is being reinvented and invigorated by collaborative efforts between federal, state, and local governments working with nongovernmental organizations and private...

336 pages
6 x 9
9 photos, 7 illustrations

How to Plan & Build Natural Infrastructure

It's time to think differently about cities and nature. Understanding how to better connect our cities with the benefits nature provides will be increasingly important as people migrate to cities and flourish in them. All this urban growth,...

280 pages
6 x 9
2 photos, 23 illustrations

Threats And Opportunities

Edited by James N. Levitt; Foreword by Tom Vilsack

Since the earliest days of our nation, new communications and transportation networks have enabled vast changes in how and where Americans live and work. Transcontinental railroads and telegraphs helped to open the West; mass media and...

300 pages
6 x 9

Conservation of Rare or Little-Known Species
Biological, Social, and Economic Considerations

Edited by Martin G. Raphael and Randy Molina; Foreword by Nancy Molina

Some ecosystem management plans established by state and federal agencies have begun to shift their focus away from single-species conservation to a broader goal of protecting a wide range of flora and fauna, including species whose numbers are...

392 pages
6 x 9

Conservation of the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
Saving North America's Western Grasslands

Edited by John Hoogland

The prairie dog is a colonial, keystone species of the grassland ecosystem of western North America. Myriad animals regularly visit colony-sites to feed on the grass there, to use the burrows for shelter or nesting, or to prey on the prairie dogs...

342 pages
6 x 9

Strategy For Action

Edited by O. Delanoe and B. de Montmollin

With almost 5000 island and islets, the Mediterranean comprises one of the largest groups of islands in the world. With its wealth of species, high degree of endemism, long history and tolerance of all kinds of disruptions, it is of extremely...

114 pages
8.5 x 11

The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working with People

Successful natural resource management is much more than good science; it requires working with landowners, meeting deadlines, securing funding, supervising staff, and cooperating with politicians. The ability to work effectively with people is...

224 pages
6 x 9
1 illustration

The Conservation Program Handbook
A Guide for Local Government Land Acquisition

Between 1996 and 2007, voters approved almost $24 billion for local government park, open space, and other conservation purposes. Despite this substantial sum for land protection, there was at that time no book available to guide officials as...

264 pages
6 x 9
193 photos and illustrations

Conservation Through Cultural Survival
Indigenous Peoples And Protected Areas

Edited by Stanley Stevens

For more than a century the establishment of national parks and protected areas was a major threat to the survival of indigenous people. The creation of parks based on wilderness ideals outlawed traditional ways of life and forced from their...

383 pages
6 x 9

"Proceedings Of A Workshop Held At The Iucn General Assembly, Perth, Australia, 30 November - 1 December 1990"

Edited by Jill M. Blockhus

At the meeting of the International Tropical Timber Organization held in Bali in 1990, ITTO adopted the target of ensuring that all tropical timber marketed internationally should, by the year 2000, come from forests that are managed sustainably...

244 pages
7 x 10

A Comprehensive Multiscaled Approach

While most efforts at biodiversity conservation have focused primarily on protected areas and reserves, the unprotected lands surrounding those area—the "matrix"—are equally important to preserving global biodiversity and...

352 pages
8 x 10

The developed countries, particularly the United States, consume a disproportionate share of the world's resources, yet high and rising levels of consumption do not necessarily lead to greater satisfaction, security, or well-being, even for...

423 pages
6 x 9

Consumption, Culture, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Edited by Roger Rosenblatt

Consider this paradox: Ecologists estimate that it would take three planets Earth to provide an American standard of living to the entire world. Yet it is that standard of living to which the whole world aspires.

In Consuming Desires,...

238 pages
6 x 9

Perspectives From Science And Religion

The combined contributions of science and religion to resolving environmental problems are far greater than each could offer working in isolation. Scientific findings are central to understanding the impact of human populations on the environment...

300 pages
6 x 9

Scientific Foundations Of Regional Reserve Networks

The Wildlands Project is a far-reaching effort by scientists and activists to develop better ways of protecting nature, wilderness, and biodiversity. Its ultimate goal is to establish an effective network of nature reserves throughout North...

238 pages
6 x 9

The Legal and Scientific Implications of Bioprospecting Contracts

Shakeel Bhatti, Tomme Young, Santiago Carrizosa, and Patrick McGuire

Contracts relating to scientific/technical development are effective only where they are enforceable or valid under relevant law, can be practically implemented by the parties, and address matters arising from the relevant scientific/technical...

307 pages
8 x 11.5

Management, Project Delivery, Documentation, and Risk Reduction

Thomas E. Glavinich

Written specifically for contractors, this "how-to" book enables you to meet the challenges of green building construction. You'll discover how constructing environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings influences project management, delivery,...

288 pages
9 x 8

How The Best Businesses Boost Profits And Productivity By Cutting Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Despite ongoing negotiations, consensus has not yet been reached on what action will be taken to combat global warming. A number of companies have looked beyond the current stalemate to see the prospect of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions not as...

287 pages
6 x 9

Cooler Smarter
Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living

How can each of us live Cooler Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which...

336 pages
6 x 9
34 photos and illustrations

The Alps

Martin F. Price

This report was written as a contribution to Action Theme 10 (mountain ecosystems) of the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS). It comprises and introduction to Activity 10.6, on cooperation in mountain ranges, of the...

52 pages
0.3 x 8.3

The Caucasus

Edited by Martin F. Price

Cooperation at the scale of entire mountain ranges, whether through formal agreements or regional institutions, is widely acknowledged to be desirable. The Caucasus, generally better known for conflict than cooperation, is a major centre of...

170 pages
5.8 x 8

Sustainable Management of Climbing Areas in Europe

Brigitte Hanemann

Rock climbing is a continent-wide phenomenon. Any ban on climbing in one country invevitably leads to increased pressure on sites in other countries. Thus, regional if not continent-wide approaches are essential to identify sites where...

176 pages
8.1 x 5.8

The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism

The bicycle enjoyed a starring role in urban history over a century ago, but now it is back, stronger than ever. It is the single most important tool for improving our cities. Designing around it is the most efficient way to make our cities ...

296 pages
8 x 9
200 color photographs and figures

Sriyanie Miththapala

Corals are a vital component of marine ecosystems. They provide food and protection for a huge variety of fish and marine life; are crucial to sustaining livelihoods among coastal populations; and a key mechanism for ensuring the protection of...

Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge
Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration

Cork oak has historically been an important species in the western Mediterranean—ecologically as a canopy or “framework” tree in natural woodlands, and culturally as an economically valuable resource that underpins local...

352 pages
6 x 9
One 16-page color insert, 2 photos, 41 illustrations

Corporation 2020
Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World

There is an emerging consensus that all is not well with today’s market-centric economic model. Although it has delivered wealth over the last half century and pulled millions out of poverty, it is recession-prone, leaves too many...

296 pages
6 x 9
21 photos and illustrations

Essays on Land, Leopold, and Conservation

The last fifteen years have been a period of dramatic change, both in the world at large and within the fields of ecology and conservation. The end of the Cold War, the dot-com boom and bust, the globalizing economy, and the attacks of September...

245 pages
6 x 9

Linking Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation

Migrating wildlife species across the globe face a dire predicament as their traditional migratory routes are cut off by human encroachment. Forced into smaller and smaller patches of habitat, they must compete more aggressively for dwindling...

368 pages
6 x 9
25 photos, 25 illustrations

Sharing the World with a Successful Predator

The relationship between humans and mountain lions has always been uneasy. A century ago, mountain lions were vilified as a threat to livestock and hunted to the verge of extinction. In recent years, this keystone predator has made a remarkable...

280 pages
6 x 9
48 photos

Addressing the Need for Sectoral, Geographical, Legal, and International Integration

Tomme Young

The most difficult and least addressed ABS implementation issue is that of coverage. On the one hand, the CBD’s ABS provisions appear to give every country full rights over all genetic resources found in the country, even if the exact...

184 pages
8 x 10

The Science Of Ecosytem Management

Edited by Kathryn A. Kohm and Jerry F. Franklin; Foreword by Jack Ward Thomas

Over the past decade, a sea change has occurred in the field of forestry. A vastly increased understanding of how ecological systems function has transformed the science from one focused on simplifying systems, producing wood, and managing at the...

496 pages
8 x 10
One 16-page color insert

The WWF/IUCN Marine Policy

WWF and IUCN have joined forces to outline a policy that will address the complexity of the oceans and coasts as well as our dependency on them. The challenge of protecting and sustainably managing marine natural resources, the last great source...

64 pages
10.8 x 8.3

Creating Green Roadways
Integrating Cultural, Natural, and Visual Resources into Transportation

Roads and parking lots in the United States cover more ground than the entire state of Georgia. And while proponents of sustainable transit often focus on getting people off the roads, they will remain at the heart of our transportation systems...

296 pages
8.5 x 10
217 photos, 24 illustrations

Creating Successful Communities
A Guidebook To Growth Management Strategies

Luther Propst, Stephen F. Harper, Michael Mantell, and The Conservation Foundation

Creating Successful Communities is a practical compendium of techniques for effective land use and growth management. It offers a framework for land-use decisionmaking and growth management: techniques for protecting key resources such as...

248 pages
8.5 x 11

Creating Vibrant Public Spaces
Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts

Public space and street design in commercial districts can dictate the success or failure of walkable community centers. Instead of focusing our efforts on designing new “compact town centers,” many of which are located in the suburbs...

238 pages
7 x 10

A Critique of Silviculture
Managing for Complexity

The discipline of silviculture is at a crossroads. Silviculturists are under increasing pressure to develop practices that sustain the full function and dynamics of forested ecosystems and maintain ecosystem diversity and resilience while still...

208 pages
6 x 9
1 photo, 13 illustrations

Crossing the Next Meridian
Land, Water, and the Future of the West

In Crossing the Next Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come. He...

389 pages
6 x 9

Crossroads
Environmental Priorities For The Future

Edited by Peter Borrelli

The environmental movement today is at a critical crossroads. Crossroads: Environmental Priorities for the Future is an in-depth assessment of the movement's successes and failures, and also offers prescriptions for the future. It includes...

353 pages
6 x 9

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Cracids 2000-2004

190 pages
8.8 x 11

The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives

In 2019, mobility experts Melissa and Chris Bruntlett began a new adventure in Delft in the Netherlands. They had packed up their family in Vancouver, BC, and moved to Delft to experience the biking city as residents rather than as visitors. A...

240 pages
6 x 9
50 photos, 5 figures

A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

"Makes you feel as if you're part of an engaging dinnertime conversation." —Science News Krill—it’s a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they...

216 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 4 illustrations

A Story of Revival

Anyone who has ever stood on the shores of Monterey Bay, watching the rolling ocean waves and frolicking otters, knows it is a unique place. But even residents on this idyllic California coast may not realize its full history. Monterey began as a...

224 pages
6 x 9
One 8-page color insert, one 8-page B&W insert, 25 illustrations

Death in the Marsh

Selenium, essential in microscopic doses, can be deadly in larger amounts. Death in the Marsh explains how federal irrigation projects have altered selenium's circulation in the environment, allowing it to accumulate in marshes, killing...

259 pages
6 x 9

A Challenge To Ecology And Ethics

The present rate and extent of species extinction -- estimated by some scientists as one species every 20 minutes -- are unprecedented in the history of mankind. Human activities are responsible for nearly all species loss, yet ethical aspects...

424 pages
6 x 9

Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan

Edited by Chris Wemmer

Deer are an unique group of mammals recognized for their grace and beauty. Some are also prime examples of flagship species, whose continued survival sustains the complex interplay of flora and fauna. Today, many species are under threat of...

112 pages
8.5 x 11

Defending the Environment
Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law

Defending the Environment provides the means for nongovernmental organizations, community groups, and individuals to bring environmental and public health problems to the attention of international courts, tribunals, and commissions, or to...

384 pages
6 x 9

Defining Sustainable Forestry

Before the transition in forestry can be made from conventional approaches of the past century to the ecosystem approach of the next, a consensus must be reached on the meaning of "sustainable forestry." Defining Sustainable Forestry...

341 pages
6 x 9

An Agenda For Action

Edited by Linda Glover and Sylvia Earle; Foreword by Graeme Kelleher

If humankind were given a mandate to do everything in our power to undermine the earth's functioning, we could hardly do a better job than we have in the past thirty years on the world's oceans, both by what we are putting into it-millions of...

250 pages
8 x 10

Techniques for Collective Creativity

Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association's 2018 Book Award How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community...

344 pages
8 x 10
Full color, 143 photos and illustrations

Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities

A step-by-step guide to more synthetic, holistic, and integrated urban design strategies, Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities is a practical manual to accomplish complex community design decisions and create more green, clean, and...

192 pages
7 x 10

Design for an Empathic World
Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self

Sim Van der Ryn; Foreword by Jason McLennan

Despite an uncertain economy, the market for green building is exploding. The US green building market has expanded dramatically since 2008 and is projected to double in size by 2015 (from $42 billion in construction starts to $135 billion). But...

192 pages
7.25 x 8.25
23 illustrations

A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

"I can't recommend John Cary's book, Design for Good, highly enough. His argument...is clear and revolutionary." —Melinda Gates “That’s what we do really: we do miracles,” said Anne-...

280 pages
8 x 10

Landscape, Land Use, and Natural Resources

John Lyle; Foreword by Joan Woodward

For more than 30 years, John Tillman Lyle (1934-1998) was one of the leading thinkers in the field of ecological design. Design for Human Ecosystems, originally published in 1985, is his classic text that explores methods of designing...

288 pages
8.5 x 11

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Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises

Architecture for Humanity; Edited by Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair

The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our live, yet where architects are most desperately needed, they can least be...

336 pages
8 x 8

In the United States, direct energy use in buildings accounts for 39% of carbon dioxide emissions per year—more than any other sector. Buildings contribute to a changing climate and warming of the earth in ways that will significantly...

272 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 60 illustrations

The Secret to Comfortable Outdoor Space

Robert Brown helps us see that a "thermally comfortable microclimate" is the very foundation of well-designed and well-used outdoor places. Brown argues that as we try to minimize human-induced changes to the climate and reduce our...

192 pages
6 x 9
42 photos and illustrations

The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability

Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today.Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their...

240 pages
8 x 10
Full color

A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less than urgent. It’s a daunting challenge, but the technologies and strategies to meet it exist today. A small set of energy...

376 pages
6.5 x 8.38
Full color throughout. 60 illustrations

Anyone working in biodiversity conservation or field ecology should understand and utilize the common-sense process of scientific inquiry: observing surroundings, framing questions, answering those questions through well-designed studies, and...

236 pages
8.5 x 11

Designing Greenways
Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People, Second Edition

How are greenways designed? What situations lead to their genesis, and what examples best illustrate their potential for enhancing communities and the environment? Designing greenways is a key to protecting landscapes, allowing wildlife to move...

288 pages
8.25 x 10.5

Making a city that works for children creates a city that better serves all of its residents across ages and abilities. Yet we have created unsafe street conditions for children in cities around the world. Every day, more than 500 children...

216 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

Designing Suburban Futures
New Models from Build a Better Burb

June Williamson; Foreword by Ellen Dunham-Jones

Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future. June Williamson shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. Drawing on award-winning design...

160 pages
8 x 10
25 illustrations

Designing Sustainable Communities
Learning From Village Homes

Michael Corbett and Judy Corbett; Foreword by Robert L. Thayer

The movement toward creating more sustainable communities has been growing for decades, and in recent years has gained new prominence with the increasing visibility of planning approaches such as the New Urbanism. Yet there are few examples of...

254 pages
6 x 9

Designing the City
A Guide For Advocates And Public Officials

Written in a clear and engaging style, Designing the City is a practical manual for improving the way communities are planned, designed, and built. It presents a wealth of information on design and decision-making, including advice on how...

210 pages
6 x 9

Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale

The US population is estimated to grow by more than 110 million people by 2050, and much of this growth will take place where cities and their suburbs are expanding to meet the suburbs of neighboring cities, creating continuous urban megaregions...

184 pages
6 x 9

Developing the Antarctic Protected Area System
"Proceedings Of The Scar

Edited by R. I. Lewis-Smith

Results of a key workshop covering the Antarctic protected area system, design and management planning, tourism and protection of historic features, international legal and policy issues, and information and communication. Many of the 22...

147 pages
6.5 x 9.8

Money, Politics, and Poison

One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent...

328 pages
6 x 9

Diatoms to Dinosaurs
The Size And Scale Of Living Things

In Diatoms to Dinosaurs, Chris McGowan takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the natural world, and examines life in all its various forms. He imparts the excitement of discovery and the joy of understanding as he demonstrates...

301 pages
7 x 9

People, Organisations And Places

Daniel Egli

Communication and co-operation among all conservation bodies and concerned individuals are vital to effective conservation and to securing the funding and other resources needed. Only by forming productive links among all protected area...

98 pages
8.5 x 12

Sites Designated For The List Of Wetlands Of International Importance

WCMC

796 pages
8 x 12

Disasters and Democracy
The Politics Of Extreme Natural Events

In recent years, the number of presidential declarations of “major disasters” has skyrocketed. Such declarations make stricken areas eligible for federal emergency relief funds that greatly reduce their costs. But is federalizing the...

344 pages
6 x 9

Ensuring Mutual Supportiveness Between the WTO TRIPS Agreement and the CBD

There is an urgent need for concrete steps to foster the mutual supportiveness of the objectives embodied in the Convention on Biological Diversity and multilateral trade rules under the World Trade Organization. Intellectual property is one area...

48 pages
8.25 x 11.75

On the trail of tigers and snow leopards

With their elusive and solitary nature, tigers and snow leopards are a challenge for even the most seasoned field biologists to track and study. Yet scientist and conservation leader Eric Dinerstein began his career in the heart of Nepal’s...

53 pages
6 x 9

Discovering the Unknown Landscape
A History Of America's Wetlands

The rapidly disappearing wetlands that once spread so abundantly across the American continent serve an essential and irreplaceable ecological function. Yet for centuries, Americans have viewed them with disdain. Beginning with the first European...

445 pages
6 x 9

Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy

Jennie C. Stephens; Foreword by Ted Landsmark

The climate crisis is a crisis of leadership. For too long too many leaders have prioritized corporate profits over the public good, exacerbating climate vulnerabilities while reinforcing economic and racial injustice. Transformation to a just,...

200 pages
6 x 9
6 photos

Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. But vast areas in the same cities house thousands of...

344 pages
6 x 9

The Collective Power of Small Actions

Some utopian plans have shaped our cities —from England’s New Towns and Garden Cities to the Haussmann plan for Paris and the L’Enfant plan for Washington, DC. But these grand plans are the exception, and seldom turn out as...

184 pages
5.25 x 8.125
one 4-page color insert, 25 photos

Edited by Randall R. Reeves and Stephen Leatherwood

Consistent evaluation and new recommendations for action are required of protective measures to address threats that were unrecognized or non-existent until recently. Global warming, noise pollution and reduced availability of prey are now of...

92 pages
8.8 x 11.2

Human Evolution and the Environment

In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then,...

440 pages
6.125 x 9.25
41 photos and illustrations

Talking Substance in an Age of Style

When Randy Olson first described his life-changing encounter with an acting teacher in Don’t Be Such a Scientist, it seemed like the world of science was on the cusp of gaining new respect in the public eye. Through his writing,...

248 pages
6 x 9
18 photos and illustrations

Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

The Draft Covenant is a blueprint for an international framework (or umbrella) agreement consolidating and developing existing legal principles related to environment and development. Since the publication of the second edition in 2000, there...

206 pages
6 x 9

Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development
International Covenant On Environment And Development

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

The Draft Covenant is a blueprint for an international framework (or umbrella) agreement consolidating and developing existing legal principles related to environment and development. Since the publication of the second edition in 2000, there...

193 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 31 Revised

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

This is an updated edition of the 1995 version. In the mid-1980's, the IUCN CEL, in consultation with leading experts from around the world, began to respond to a need later identified by Agenda 21: the preparation of an integrated framework for...

222 pages
6.5 x 9.5

A Practitioner's Guide To Planning For Biodiversity

The Nature Conservancy and Craig Groves; Foreword by Malcolm Hunter

Drafting a Conservation Blueprint lays out for the first time in book form a step-by-step planning process for conserving the biological diversity of entire regions. In an engaging and accessible style, the author explains how to...

404 pages
6 x 9

A Guide

Ian Hannam and Ben Boer; Foreword by John Scanlon

This is a unique publication relating to legal frameworks of natural resources management. Following the “Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Soils” (EPLP 45), this publication contributes to the revision of existing,...

100 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Dragonflies
Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan

IUCN/SSC Odonata Specialist Group

Dragonflies, those beautiful and colorful creatures which can often be seen hovering above water, pre-date dinosaurs. Today, some 5,000 species have been described and many more await discovery and description. The value of dragonflies lies in...

33 pages
8.5 x 11

Drylands cover 41 percent of the earth’s terrestrial surface. The urgency of and international response to climate change have given a new place to drylands in terms both of their vulnerability to predicted climate change impacts and their...

98 pages
6.8 x 9.8
Full color, 15 photos, 6 illustrations

Earth in Mind
On Education, Environment, and the Human Prospect

In Earth in Mind, noted environmental educator David W. Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected...

240 pages
6 x 9

American Environmentalism In The 21St Century

"The mission of environmentalism is to mobilize society at all levels to confront the danger and disorder into which human activity has propelled us and guide us to a safer, saner way of living on the planet.... Environmentalism has never been...

258 pages
6 x 9

Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics: ecoliteracy, outdoor education, environmental science. But in the coming century, on track to be the warmest in human history, every aspect of human life will be affected by our...

392 pages
6.5 x 8.38
30 photos, 30 illustrations

Eastern Old-Growth Forests
Prospects For Rediscovery And Recovery

Edited by Mary Byrd Davis; Foreword by John Davis

Eastern Old-Growth Forests is the first book devoted exclusively to old growth throughout the East. Authoritative essays from leading experts examine the ecology and characteristics of eastern old growth, explore its history and value --...

399 pages
6 x 9

Environmental Work For A Sustainable World

How can you make a real difference in the world and make a good living at the same time? The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World provides the answer. Developed by The Environmental...

320 pages
7 x 9

Ecoagriculture
Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity

Future Harvest, Jeffrey A. McNeely, and Sara J. Scherr

Although food-production systems for the world's rural poor typically have had devastating effects on the planet's wealth of genes, species, and ecosystems, that need not be the case in the future. In Ecoagriculture, two of the world's...

352 pages
6 x 9

As world population grows, and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our whole planet. But urbanization and increasing densities also present our best opportunity for improving sustainability...

280 pages
8.5 x 10
Full color, 145 photos, 32 illustrations

Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting

While certain ecological problems associated with artificial night lighting are widely known-for instance, the disorientation of sea turtle hatchlings by beachfront lighting-the vast range of influences on all types of animals and plants is only...

480 pages
6 x 9
53 photos and illustrations

From Henry David Thoreau to Rachel Carson, writers have long examined the effects of industrialization and its potential to permanently alter the world around them. Today, as we experience rapid global urbanization, pressures on the natural...

632 pages
7 x 10
21 photos, 51 illustrations

Ecological Design, Tenth Anniversary Edition

Ecological Design is a landmark volume that helped usher in an exciting new era in green design and sustainability planning. Since its initial publication in 1996, the book has been critically important in sparking dialogue and triggering...

256 pages
6 x 9
28 photos and illustrations

Ecological Economics
A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-...

120 pages
7 x 10

Ecological Economics, Second Edition
Principles and Applications

In its first edition, this book helped to define the emerging field of ecological economics. This new edition surveys the field today. It incorporates all of the latest research findings and grounds economic inquiry in a more robust understanding...

544 pages
7 x 9
56 photos and illustrations

Integrating Environment, Conservation, and Health

Global Integrity Project has brought together leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to examine the combined problems of threatened and unequal human well-being, degradation of the ecosphere, and unsustainable economies. Based on...

448 pages
6 x 9

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests

Edited by Peter Friederici and Ecological Restoration Institute; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

Ecological Restoration of Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests brings together practitioners and thinkers from a variety of fields—including forestry, biology, philosophy, ecology, political science, archaeology, botany, and geography...

584 pages
6 x 9

Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession

Ecological restoration is a rapidly growing discipline that encompasses a wide range of activities and brings together practitioners and theoreticians from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, ranging from volunteer backyard restorationists...

336 pages
7 x 10
59 illustrations

Frameworks For Learning

Edited by Bart Johnson and Kristina Hill; Foreword by Robert Melnick

Professionals, faculty, and students are aware of the pressing need to integrate ecological principles into environmental design and planning education, but few materials exist to facilitate that development.

Ecology and Design addresses...

560 pages
6 x 9

Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation

Meeting today’s environmental challenges requires a new way of thinking about the intricate dependencies between humans and nature. Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation provides students and other readers with a basic understanding of...

184 pages
5.5 x 8.75
22 photos and illustrations

Ecology and Management of a Forested Landscape
Fifty Years on the Savannah River Site

Edited by John Kilgo and John I. Blake; Foreword by H. Ronald Pulliam

Can land degraded by centuries of agriculture be restored to something approaching its original productivity and diversity? This book tells the story of fifty years of restoration and management of the forested landscape of the Savannah River...

479 pages
6 x 9

The landscapes of North America, including eastern forests, have been shaped by humans for millennia, through fire, agriculture, hunting, and other means. But the arrival of Europeans on America’s eastern shores several centuries ago...

360 pages
6 x 9
40 illustrations

From the Psalms in the Bible to the sacred rivers in Hinduism, the natural world has been integral to the world’s religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker contend that today’s growing environmental challenges make the...

280 pages
5.5 x 8.75
18 photos and illustrations

The Ecology of Place
Planning for Environment, Economy, and Community

Current patterns of land use and development are at once socially, economically, and environmentally destructive. Sprawling low-density development literally devours natural landscapes while breeding a pervasive sense of social isolation and...

278 pages
6 x 9

A Handbook For Assessment

Douglas D. Ofiara and Joseph Seneca

Marine pollution causes significant damage to fisheries and other economically productive uses of the ocean. The value of that damage can be quantified by economists, but the meanings of those valuations and how they are derived are often obscure...

203 pages
7 x 10

Guidelines For Protected Area Managers

This work illustrates the potential for using valuation as a tool for diversifying the funding structure for protected areas and for providing information about stakeholders which is crucial for effective management.

64 pages
8.5 x 12

Developing And Using Economic Incentives To Conserve Biological Resourcces

256 pages
6.2 x 9.2

Learning from experience

Edited by Gill Shepherd

This book follows applications of the Ecosystem Approach over a 5-10 year period in five locations. Key findings include the vital importance of a full stakeholder analysis, of market analysis and of the promotion of institutional evolution.

190 pages
6 x 9

Adaptive, Community-Based Conservation

Today's natural resource managers must be able to navigate among the complicated interactions and conflicting interests of diverse stakeholders and decisionmakers. Technical and scientific knowledge, though necessary, are not sufficient....

336 pages
8 x 10

An Assessment Of Current Experience

Scientists, researchers, land managers, environmental and citizen groups, and policy makers from across the political spectrum have in recent years embraced the concept of "ecosystem management." And while the dialogue often becomes mired in...

368 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystem-Based Management for the Oceans

Conventional management approaches cannot meet the challenges faced by ocean and coastal ecosystems today. Consequently, national and international bodies have called for a shift toward more comprehensive ecosystem-based marine management....

392 pages
7.5 x 10
10 photos, 25 illustrations

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A Framework For Assessment

Ecosystems and Human Well-being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem...

212 pages
6 x 9

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
A Manual for Assessment Practitioners

Neville Ash, Hernán Blanco, Keisha Garcia, Thomas Tomich, Bhaskar Vira, Monika Zurek, and Claire Brown

Designed by a partnership of UN agencies, international scientific organizations, and development agencies, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is the most extensive study ever of the linkages between the world’s ecosystems and human...

288 pages
7 x 10
34 illustrations

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Current State and Trends
Findings of the Condition and Trends Working Group

Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively in the last 50 years than in any comparable period of human history. We have done this to meet the growing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fiber, and fuel. While changes to...

948 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Multiscale Assessments
Findings of the Sub-Global Assessments Working Group

One of the major innovations of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is the incorporation of local and regional assessments—33 in all—in a global portrait of the planet’s health. It is the first global assessment of ecosystems to...

412 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Our Human Planet
Summary for Decision Makers

Our Human Planet summarizes the findings of the four working groups and serves as a reference guide to the four main volumes in the MA series. It presents the key findings of each of the working groups, providing an overview of the...

128 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Policy Responses
Findings of the Responses Working Group

With the knowledge of possible outcomes, what kind of actions should we take? The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment scored 74 response options for dealing with declines in ecosystem services and biodiversity, and managing drivers such as climate...

654 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Scenarios
Findings of the Scenarios Working Group

Scenarios are an invaluable tool for analyzing complex systems and understanding possible outcomes. This second volume of the MA series explores the implications of four different approaches for managing ecosystem services in the face of...

596 pages
8.5 x 11

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decisionmakers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem...

160 pages
6 x 9

An Integrated Approach to Disaster Risk Management

Karen Sudmeier-Rieux, Hillary Masundire, Ali Rizvi, Simon Rietbergen, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and CARE International

Vulnerability to natural disasters continues to increase, severely compromising the achievement of poverty alleviation goals in many developing countries. A more effective approach is needed to reduce the impacts of these disasters. This...

57 pages
8.5 x 11

Setting Standards In Practice

Edited by Martha Honey

The idea of "ecotourism" has taken off in recent years, but a crucial detail is often neglected: how do we know that an enterprise truly meets the goals and standards of ecotourism? Certification—the rating of lodges, resorts,...

272 pages
6 x 9

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development, Second Edition
Who Owns Paradise?

Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit communities, promote development in poor countries, instill environmental awareness and a social...

568 pages
6 x 9
Tables, references, index

"Proceedings Of The International Seminar And Workshop, Sabah, Malaysia, July 1997 "

Tim M. Reed, Frances A. Dipper, and Sarah L. Fowler

The Darwin Elasmobranch Biodiversity Conservation and Management project in Sabah held a three-day international seminar that included a one-day workshop in order to highlight freshwater and coastal elasmobranch conservation issues in the region...

285 pages
8.5 x 11

Case Studies in Green Building

A vital tool for everyone who wants to capitalize on the latest advances in sustainable design and construction, Emerald Architecture presents an abundance of “hard” information on the planning, design, and methods for green...

166 pages
8.5 x 11

In The Empty Ocean, acclaimed author and artist Richard Ellis tells the story of our continued plunder of life in the sea and weighs the chances for its recovery. Through fascinating portraits of a wide array of creatures, he introduces us...

384 pages
6 x 9

No cover image available
Essays By Paul Shepard

While most scholars work within the safe, sturdy confines of conventional academics, Paul Shepard moved beyond convention, out under the open sky where he was free to turn and peer in every direction. Blending, sifting, and culling massive mounds...

252 pages
6 x 9

How Cities are Moving Beyond Car-Based Planning

Cities will continue to accommodate the automobile, but when cities are built around them, the quality of human and natural life declines. Current trends show great promise for future urban mobility systems that enable freedom and connection, but...

320 pages
7 x 10
One 8-page color insert

The Endangered Species Act at Thirty
Vol. 2: Conserving Biodiversity in Human-Dominated Landscapes

A companion volume to The Endangered Species Act at Thirty: Renewing the Conservation Promise, this book examines the key policy tools available for protecting biodiversity in the United States by revisiting some basic questions in...

376 pages
6 x 9

The Endangered Species Act at Thirty
Vol. 1: Renewing the Conservation Promise

The Endangered Species Act at Thirty is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of issues surrounding the Endangered Species Act, with a specific focus on the act's actual implementation record over the past thirty years. The result of a...

392 pages
6 x 9

Finding the Lessons, Improving the Process

Endangered Species Recovery presents case studies of prominent species recovery programs in an attempt to explore and analyze their successes, failures, and problems, and to begin to find ways of improving the process. It is the first...

461 pages
6 x 9

Science, Policy, and the Pursuit of Sustainability

In the early 2000s, energy prices have fluctuated wildly, from historic highs in the winter and spring of 2001 to the lowest wholesale prices in decades a few short months later. As the largest user of fossil-fuel energy, the United States is...

208 pages
6 x 9

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability

John Peet

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability examines the roots of the present environmental crisis in the neoclassical economics upon which modern industrial society is based. The author explains that only when we view ourselves...

327 pages
6 x 9

Advancing Equity in Clean Energy Solutions

A global energy war is underway. It is man versus nature, fossil fuel versus clean energy, the haves versus the have-nots, and, fundamentally, an extractive economy versus a regenerative economy. The near-unanimous consensus among climate...

288 pages
6 x 9
23 photos, 8 illustrations

Edited by David E. Naugle; Foreword by Mark S. Boyce

Energy Development and Wildlife Conservation in Western North America offers a road map for securing our energy future while safeguarding our heritage. Contributors show how science can help craft solutions to conflicts between wildlife...

344 pages
6 x 9
23 illustrations

Foundations for Technology, Planning, and Policy

Despite a 2016-18 glut in fossil fuel markets and decade-low fuel prices, the global transformation to sustainable energy is happening. Our ongoing energy challenges and solutions are complex and multidimensional, involving science, technology,...

664 pages
8.5 x 11
Color art

Policies for a Sustainable Future

The transformation from a carbon-based world economy to one based on high efficiency and renewables is a necessary step if human society is to achieve sustainability. But while scientists and researchers have made significant advances in energy...

256 pages
6 x 9

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...

192 pages
6 x 9
15 photos, 40 illustrations

The Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology

Edited by Marc Lappe and Britt Bailey

Engineering the Farm offers a wide-ranging examination of the social and ethical issues surrounding the production and consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), with leading thinkers and activists taking a broad theoretical...

200 pages
6 x 9

Resources For Our Future

Edited by Melissa H. Danskin and Hendrik A. van der Linde

The papers in this inaugural volume were presented at a workshop organized by the IUCN Sustainable Use Initiative (SUI) during the 1st World Conservation Congress, 1996. The first section includes several thought-provoking papers on broad issues...

185 pages
8.5 x 12

Entering the Watershed
A New Approach To Save America's River Ecosystems

Robert Doppelt, Mary Scurlock, Chris Frissell, and James R. Karr

Entering the Watershed is the product of a two-year project established by the Pacific Rivers Council to develop new federal riverine protection and restoration policy alternatives. It recommends a comprehensive new approach to river protection...

504 pages
6 x 9

Understanding And Implementing The New Continental Law

Pierre-Marc Johnson and Andre Beaulieu; Foreword by Victor Lichtinger

Two internationally-known experts discuss both law and policy as they examine the environmental implications of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the related Noth American Agreement on Envirnmental Cooperation (NAAEC). Pierre...

430 pages
6 x 9

Community Involvement In Conflict Resolution

Environmental Disputes helps citizen groups, businesses, and governments understand how Environmental Dispute Settlement--a set of procedures for settling disputes over environmental policies without litigation--can work for them.

295 pages
6 x 9

Environmental Economics for Tree Huggers and Other Skeptics

Though many students and environmentalists shudder at even the thought of economics, a working knowledge of the basics can be a powerful ally. Economic arguments carry a great deal of weight, and putting them to work for environmental causes can...

304 pages
6 x 9

The Cost Of A Clean Environment

Environmental Investments is a report of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. An invaluable reference for businesses designing compliance plans, it tells industry what to expect in the way of direct, out-of-pocket...

550 pages
8.5 x 11

Environmental Justice
Issues, Policies, and Solutions

Edited by Bunyan Bryant

In Environmental Justice, leading thinkers of the environmental justice movement take a direct look at the failure of "top down" public policy to effectively deal with issues of environmental equity.

The book provides a startling look at...

288 pages
6 x 9

Second Edition

Since the first publication of this landmark textbook in 2004, it has received high praise for its clear, comprehensive, and practical approach.  The second edition continues to offer a unique framework for teaching and learning...

776 pages
8 x 10
Full Color, 450 photos and illustrations

Selected Issues

Ikechi Mgbeoji, Wang Xi, Nazrul Islam, and Isabel Martinez

This publication contains four papers on different legal issues of interest to developing countries. The papers were researched and written by four Carl Duisberg Gesellscaft (CDG) Fellows who came to Germany from Bangladesh, Venezuela, Nigeria...

167 pages
6.5 x 9.5

Selected Issues

Marianela Bonilla and Edgar Fernandez

This book contains a selection of papers on various legal issues of interest to developing countries which have been prepared by Fellows from InWent who came to Germany between 2002 and 2004 from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to research and...

149 pages
6.5 x 9.5

Consolidated Report of the Reviews of Environmental Law in the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Solomon Islands

Ben Boer

The legislation of five countries on environmental and natural management is examined and analyzed in terms of its effectiveness in addressing the major environmental issues existing in each country. Practical recommendations are made, building...

273 pages
7 x 10

Environmental Policy and Biodiversity

Scientists and policymakers must work together if solutions to the biodiversity crisis are to be found. Yet all too often, scientific data are unknown or incomprehensible to policymakers, and political realities are not fully appreciated by...

426 pages
6 x 9

Abou Bakr Ahmed Ba Kader, Abdul Latif Tawfik El Shirazy Al Sabbagh, Mohamed Al Sayyed Al Glenid, Mouel Yousef Samarrai Izzidien, and Othman Abd-ar-Rahman Llewellyn

It describes the Islamic view of environment and, in particular, the interaction between people and nature in achieving environmental conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Includes a section on basic Islamic legislative rules...

76 pages
6.8 x 9.8

Environmental Regulations and Housing Costs

Many communities across the nation still lack affordable housing. And many officials continue to claim that “affordable housing” is an oxymoron. Building inexpensively is impossible, they say, because there are too many regulations....

288 pages
6 x 9
7 illustrations

Environmental Restoration
Science And Strategies For Restoring The Earth

Edited by John Berger

Environmental Restoration is the product of a ground-breaking conference on ecological restoration, held in January 1988 at the University of California, Berkeley. It offers an overview from the nation's leading experts of the most current...

412 pages
6 x 9

International Perspectives On Research Needs And Policy Implications

Edited by Kurt Fischer and Johan Schot

Many large firms and multinational corporations are beginning to develop innovative environmental strategies that acknowledge the fact that sound environmental policies can actually enhance economic competitiveness and increase market share....

399 pages
6 x 9

Shaping The Next Industrial Revolution

We sit at the doorstep of multiple revolutions in robotic, genetic, information, and communication technologies, whose powerful interactions promise social and environmental transformations we are only beginning to understand. How can we...

208 pages
6 x 9

"In this book, I relate the pleasures, as well as the virtues and difficulties of a perhaps simpler than average North American life." So begins ecological thinker and writer Stephanie Mills's Epicurean Simplicity, a...

190 pages
5.75 x 8.5

Escape from the Ivory Tower
A Guide to Making Your Science Matter

Most scientists and researchers aren’t prepared to talk to the press or to policymakers—or to deal with backlash. Many researchers have the horror stories to prove it. What’s clear, according to Nancy Baron, is that scientists,...

272 pages
6 x 9
24 illustrations

International Debate on Education for Sustainable development

Edited by F. Hesselink and A. Wals

This novel publication includes summaries of the main issues arising from an internet discussion on the changing perspectives on environmental education in the light of the global initiative on sustainable development. Fifty experts from around...

71 pages
8 x 11.2

The Essential Ian McHarg
Writings on Design and Nature

The Essential Ian McHarg brings together a series of short essays that reveal the full range of Ian McHarg's thoughts on design and nature. Adapted from the comprehensive book of his work, To Heal the Earth, these carefully selected...

192 pages
6 x 9

Oumou K. Ly, Joshua Bishop, Dominic Moran, and Mamadou Dansokho

34 pages
8.5 x 11

A Synthetic Approach To Research And Practice

Edited by John Hobbie

Estuaries are the point of convergence for almost the entire array of coastal and ocean environmental issues. Management of these rapidly changing environments requires a whole-system perspective that includes integration of all available...

338 pages
6 x 9

Eurasian Insectivores and Tree Shrews
Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan

Edited by R. David Stone

This Action Plan highlights the biological importance of these species, reviews current knowledge, and identifies those at risk and the causes, critical areas for conservation, and specific conservation projects.

115 pages
10.8 x 8.3

No cover image available
Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

Irina Belousova and Zdzislaw Pucek

This review of the European bison’s (Bison bonasus) status clearly indicates that, through proper management and conservation, its present numbers and distribution have improved significantly since its extinction in the wild at the...

54 pages
x

Evaluating Effectiveness
A Framework for Assessing Management Effectiveness of Protected Areas

Marc Hockings

The Framework for management effectiveness developed by the IUCN World Commission for Protected Areas was published in the first version of this Best Practice Guideline. It is further explained and interpreted, although not substantially altered...

105 pages
8.2 x 11.2

Evolution and Christian Faith
Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist

Click here to visit evolutionandchristianfaith.org "I'm an evolutionary biologist and a Christian," states Stanford professor Joan Roughgarden at the outset of her...

168 pages
4.5 x 7.25

Evolution in a Toxic World
How Life Responds to Chemical Threats

With BPA in baby bottles, mercury in fish, and lead in computer monitors, the world has become a toxic place. But as Emily Monosson demonstrates in her groundbreaking new book, it has always been toxic. When oxygen first developed in Earth's...

240 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

Supporting Species Survival In The Wild

; Edited by Edward O. Guerrant, Kayri Havens-Young, and Michael Maunder; Foreword by Peter H. Raven

Faced with widespread and devastating loss of biodiversity in wild habitats, scientists have developed innovative strategies for studying and protecting targeted plant and animal species in "off-site" facilities such as botanic...

536 pages
6 x 9

Expanding Partnerships in Conservation

Protected areas around the globe national parks, wildlife reserves, biosphere reserves will prosper only if they are supported by the public, the private sector, and the full range of government agencies. Yet such support is unlikely unless...

318 pages
6 x 9

Integrating Social And Scientific Responses To Save Endangered Species

In his 1998 book Consilience, E.O. Wilson set forth the idea that integrating knowledge and insights from across the spectrum of human study -- the humanities, social science, and natural sciences -- is the key to solving complex...

328 pages
6 x 9

IUCN Environmental Law Paper No. 46

G. M. La Vina and Ruth Mackenzie

This guide has been prepared by the IUCN Environmental Law Programme and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), in cooperation with the World Resources Institute (WRI). The main goal of the guide is to...

295 pages
8.2 x 11.5

IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 57

Gerald Moore

The entry into force of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture marks the commitment of the world community to a freestanding convention directed at addressing both global needs for food security and...

212 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Environmental Planning And Management

Edited by Joachim Gratzfeld

This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are...

111 pages
6.5 x 9.2

The Tale Of A Grand Island Chippewa

Eight miles long and four miles wide, Grand Island lies off the south shore of Lake Superior. It was once home to a sizable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. Their tragic demise began early in...

160 pages
5.5 x 9

The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings

Henry D. Thoreau; Edited by Bradley P. Dean; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years.

With the remarkable clarity and...

301 pages
7 x 9.25

The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings

Henry D. Thoreau; Edited by Bradley P. Dean; Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan

Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years.

With the remarkable clarity and grace...

301 pages
7 x 9.25

Reconnecting Food Systems With Ecosystems

Edited by Dana L. Jackson and Laura Jackson; Foreword by Nina Leopold Bradley

The Farm as Natural Habitat is a vital new contribution to the debate about agriculture and its impacts on the land. Arising from the conviction that the agricultural landscape as a whole could be restored to a healthy diversity, the...

312 pages
6 x 9

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...

280 pages
8 x 9
75 illustrations

An Ecological Approach To Agriculture

Judy Soule and Jon Piper; Foreword by Wes Jackson

˜Farming in Nature's Image provides, for the first time, a detailed look into the pioneering work of The Land Institute, the leading educational and research organization for sustainable agriculture.

The authors draw on case studies...

305 pages
6 x 9

Farming with Nature
The Science and Practice of Ecoagriculture

A growing body of evidence shows that agricultural landscapes can be managed not only to produce crops but also to support biodiversity and promote ecosystem health. Innovative farmers and scientists, as well as indigenous land managers, are...

472 pages
6 x 9

The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture

Edited by Andrew Kimbrell

Fatal Harvest takes an unprecedented look at our current ecologically destructive agricultural system and offers a compelling vision for an organic and environmentally safer way of producing the food we eat. It gathers together more than...

384 pages
6 x 9

A Field Guide to Conservation Finance

Finally, a comprehensive book on land conservation financing for community and regional conservation leaders. A Field Guide to Conservation Finance provides essential advice on how to tackle the universal obstacle to protecting private...

408 pages
6 x 9
65 photos and illustrations

The American Environmental Movement

In A Fierce Green Fire, renowned environmental journalist Philip Shabecoff presents the definitive history of American environmentalism from the earliest days of the republic to the present. He offers a sweeping overview of the...

352 pages
6 x 9

Insecurity, People, and the Environment in the Horn of Africa

Edited by Robert A. Hutchinson

181 pages
x

Fighting Toxics
A Manual for Protecting your Family, Community, and Workplace

National Toxics Campaign; Edited by Gary Cohen and John O'Connor; Foreword by Barry Commoner

Fighting Toxics is a step-by-step guide illustrating how to investigate the toxic hazards that may exist in your community, how to determine the risks they pose to your health, and how to launch an effective campaign to eliminate them.

363 pages
6 x 9

Guidelines for Protected Area Managers

These guidelines explore financing options for protected areas and provide advice and information on sustainable financing. Both public and private financing is needed to ensure provision of the private and public goods and services which...

66 pages
8 x 11.5

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes

Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountain Landscapes brings a century of scientific research to bear on improving the relationship between people and fire. In recent years, some scientists have argued that current patterns of fire are...

628 pages
7 x 10
129 photos and illustrations

Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests

The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire. James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation...

505 pages
6 x 9

Fire on the Plateau
Conflict And Endurance In The American Southwest

"This book recounts my journey through the Colorado Plateau, a journey through place and time and self.... During my explorations of more than three decades, I found a land that sears into my heart and soul, a place that has taught me and changed...

416 pages
6 x 9

Edited by Thomas Vale

For nearly two centuries, the creation myth for the United States imagined European settlers arriving on the shores of a vast, uncharted wilderness. Over the last two decades, however, a contrary vision has emerged, one which sees the country...

336 pages
6 x 9

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

"Frightening...Firestorm comes alive when Struzik discusses the work of offbeat scientists."  —New York Times Book Review "Comprehensive and compelling." —Booklist"A...

272 pages
6 x 9
26 photos

A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources

Fish Conservation offers, for the first time in a single volume, a readable reference with a global approach to marine and freshwater fish diversity and fishery resource issues. Gene Helfman brings together available knowledge on the decline and...

608 pages
8 x 10
133 illustrations

Fish, Markets, and Fishermen
The Economics Of Overfishing

Suzanne Iudicello, Michael L. Weber, and Robert Wieland

A significant number of the world's ocean fisheries are depleted, and some have collapsed, from overfishing. Although many of the same fishermen who are causing these declines stand to suffer the most from them, they continue to overfish. Why is...

205 pages
6 x 9

The Ecology And Economics Of Fishponds In Central Europe

Fishponds represent a rich natural and cultural heritage of tremendous importance and are of great economic value to the regions in which they are found. This is particularly true of the fishponds found in Central and Eastern Europe, some of...

196 pages
7 x 10

Defining A New Era For American Fisheries Management

Fisheries management today is highly contentious. The interests of fishers and fish processors, coastal communities, the government, and environmental organizations are often different and can even be mutually incompatible.

Fishing Grounds...

256 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

Design in an Age of Urban Migration, Demographic Change, and a Disappearing Middle Class

How we design our cities over the next four decades will be critical for our planet. If we continue to spill excessive greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, we will run out of time to keep our global temperature from increasing. Since approximately...

240 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 20 illustrations

How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet

Our massive, global system of consumption is broken. Our individual relationship with our stuff is broken. In each of our homes, some stuff is broken. And the strain of rampant consumerism and manufacturing is breaking our planet. We need big,...

216 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

Disaster or Renewal?

Shaped by fire for thousands of years, the forests of the western United States are as adapted to periodic fires as they are to the region's soils and climate. Our widespread practice of ignoring the vital role of fire is costly in both...

248 pages
6 x 9

Flames of Extinction by John Pickrell | An Island Press book
The Race to Save Australia's Threatened Wildlife

In the early months of 2020, the world’s attention was riveted on Australia, where the nation’s iconic wildlife fought for survival in the face of unprecedented wildfires. Images of koalas drinking from firefighters’ water...

296 pages
6 x 9

A New Approach for a New Era

A flooding river is very hard to stop. Many residents of the United States have discovered this the hard way. Right now, over five million Americans hold flood insurance policies from the National Flood Insurance Program, which estimates that...

256 pages
6 x 9
16 illustrations

The Florida Panther
Life And Death Of A Vanishing Carnivore

When the first field study of the Florida panther took place in 1973, so little was known about the animal that many scientists believed it was already extinct. During more extensive research conducted from 1981 to 1986, panthers were proven to...

278 pages
6 x 9

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

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

Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat

Look at any list of America’s top foodie cities and you probably won’t find Boise, Idaho or Sitka, Alaska. Yet they are the new face of the food movement. Healthy, sustainable fare is changing communities across this country,...

208 pages
6 x 9
no art

Eating Right for Your Origins

Vegan, low fat, low carb, slow carb: Every diet seems to promise a one-size-fits-all solution to health. But they ignore the diversity of human genes and how they interact with what we eat.

In Food, Genes, and Culture, renowned...

248 pages
5.5 x 8.25

Previously Unpublished Essays And Other Writings

Aldo Leopold; Edited by J. Baird Callicott and Eric T. Freyfogle; Foreword by Scott Russell Sanders

Aldo Leopold's classic work A Sand County Almanac is widely regarded as one of the most influential conservation books of all time. In it, Leopold sets forth an eloquent plea for the development of a "land ethic" -- a belief...

262 pages
5.5 x 8.25

Forcing the Spring
The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement

Originally published in 1993, Forcing the Spring was quickly recognized as a seminal work in the field of environmental history. The book links the environmental movement that emerged in the 1960s to earlier movements that had not...

448 pages
6 x 9

The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any...

320 pages
6 x 9

Enhancing local livelihoods and protecting the environment in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Edited by Maria Osbeck and Marisha Wojciechowska-Shibuya

This publication draws on lessons learned from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea in forest management, community development, indigenous knowledge and access to resources and social networks within the broad framework of the sustainable...

Forest Patches in Tropical Landscapes

Edited by John Schelhas and Russell S. Greenberg

While tropical forests are being cleared at an alarming rate, the clearing is rarely complete and is often not permanent. A considerable amount of tropical forest exists as remnants that have significant value both for the conservation of...

498 pages
6 x 9

With Particular Reference to Vegetation and Plant Species

M. Abu-Juam and W.D. Hawthorne

Forest management in Ghana is in a transition period. This report looks at the historical background and forest condition today, summarizes a recent botanical survey, and offers recommendations for a new management regime given the seriously...

219 pages
7 x 10

Guidance on the Use of the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories

Nigel Dudley; Edited by Adrian Phillips

Protected areas are the cornerstone of virtually all national and international conservation policies. About 10% of the world’s forests are to be found in protected areas, and Forest Protected Areas make a critical contribution to...

58 pages
8.25 x 11.75

Climate Change and the Future of the American West

Climate change poses a huge threat to the West. The current mountain pine beetle epidemic with over 50 million acres of dying trees in western North America has created a powerful “teachable moment” across the region.

A...

37 pages
x
30 photos, 15 illustrations

Forests for the People
The Story of America's Eastern National Forests

Forests for the People tells one of the most extraordinary stories of environmental protection in our nation’s history: how  a diverse coalition of citizens, organizations, and business and political leaders worked to create a...

408 pages
6 x 9
35 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

Rethinking The History Of The Old West

Stewart L. Udall; Foreword by David Emmons

"…an impressive new book… [The Forgotten Founders] is a gem that encompasses virtually every aspect of the development of our region." -ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

"[Udall] offers a convincing argument that it wasn...

208 pages
6 x 9

Forgotten Grasslands of the South
Natural History and Conservation

Forgotten Grasslands of the South is a literary and scientific case study of some of the biologically richest and most endangered ecosystems in North America. Eminent ecologist Reed Noss tells the story of how southern grasslands arose and...

320 pages
7 x 10
One 16-page color insert, 42 illustrations

The Forgotten Pollinators

Consider this: Without interaction between animals and flowering plants, the seeds and fruits that make up nearly eighty percent of the human diet would not exist.

In The Forgotten Pollinators, Stephen L. Buchmann, one of the world's...

312 pages
6 x 9
34 illustrations

A Guide for Planners, Urban Designers, Municipalities, and Developers

Daniel G. Parolek, Karen Parolek, and Paul C. Crawford

Form-Based Codes are the latest evolutionary step in the practice of development and land-use regulation. A growing alternative to conventional zoning laws, Form-Based Codes go beyond land use to address not just the physical form of buildings...

336 pages
11 x 8

Foundations of Ecological Resilience

Ecological resilience provides a theoretical foundation for understanding how complex systems adapt to and recover from localized disturbances like hurricanes, fires, pest outbreaks, and floods, as well as large-scale perturbations such as...

496 pages
6 x 9
80 illustrations

Foundations of Environmental Physics
Understanding Energy Use and Human Impacts

Foundations of Environmental Physics is designed to focus students on the current energy and environmental problems facing society, and to give them the critical thinking and computational skills needed to sort out potential solutions. From its...

432 pages
7 x 10
66 illustrations

A Guide to Public-Private Partnerships

America’s landscape is undergoing a profound transformation as demand grows for a different kind of American Dream--smaller homes on smaller lots, multifamily options, and walkable neighborhoods. This trend presents a tremendous opportunity...

200 pages
6 x 9
30 photos and illustrations

Foundations of Restoration Ecology, Second Edition by Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, and Donald A. Falk | An Island Press book

The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate...

584 pages
7 x 10
16 photos, 83 illustrations

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

As the practical application of ecological restoration continues to grow, there is an increasing need to connect restoration practice to areas of underlying ecological theory. Foundations of Restoration Ecology is an important milestone in...

384 pages
7 x 10

Making the Region Work for All of Us

In the past two decades, the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region has prospered into one of the world’s leading economies. But the benefits of this economic resurgence have been uneven, leaving many behind and resulting in problems that...

408 pages
8.5 x 11
305 color photos, figures, and illustrations

Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar
A Conservation Assessment

Michele L. Thieme, Robin Abell, Neil Burgess, World Wildlife Fund, Bernhard Lehner, Eric Dinerstein, David Olson, Guy Teugels, Andre Kamdem-Toham, Melanie L. J. S. Stiassny, and Paul Skelton

As part of a global effort to identify those areas where conservation measures are needed most urgently, World Wildlife Fund has assembled teams of scientists to conduct ecological assessments of all seven continents. Freshwater Ecoregions of...

483 pages
8.5 x 11

A Conservation Assessment

North America's freshwater habitats and the extraordinary biodiversity they contain are facing unprecedented threats from a range of sources, including flow alteration, habitat fragmentation, introduced species, and overall land use changes. With...

368 pages
8.5 x 11

The Freshwater Imperative
A Research Agenda

This volume summarizes the two-year effort of a working group of leading aquatic scientists sponsored by NSF, EPA, NASA, TVA, and NOAA to identify research opportunities and frontiers in freshwater sciences for this decade and beyond. The...

181 pages
6 x 9

New Partners in Support of Protected Areas

The 5th IUCN World Parks Congress held in 2003 in Durban, South Africa was host to a stream of workshops dedicated to the broad topic of building support for protected areas. As a means of providing a more coherent picture, a separate set of...

232 pages
8.25 x 11.5

A History Of U.S. Marine Fisheries Policy

The management of coastal and ocean fisheries is highly contentious. Industry interests focus on maximizing catches while conservationists and marine scientists have become increasingly concerned about dramatic declines in fish stocks and the...

320 pages
6 x 9

My Thirty Years With National Geographic

National Geographic has been called a window on the world and a passport to adventure. Each month an estimated forty million people in 190 countries open its pages and are transported to exotic realms that delight the eye and mind. Such...

287 pages
6 x 9

Our Public Lands Legacy

From Conquest to Conservation is a visionary new work from three of the nation’s most knowledgeable experts on public lands. As chief of the Forest Service, Mike Dombeck became a lightning rod for public debate over issues such as...

232 pages
6 x 9

From The Land
Articles Compiled From The Land 1941-1954

Edited by Nancy Pittman

Begun in 1941 as an outgrowth of Friends of the Land, the journal The Land was an attempt by editor Russell Lord to counteract -- through education, information, and inspiration -- the rampant abuse of soil, water, trees and rivers. But...

491 pages
6 x 9

From Walden to Wall Street
Frontiers of Conservation Finance

Edited by James N. Levitt

In the absence of innovation in the field of conservation finance, a daunting funding gap faces conservationists aiming to protect America's system of landscapes that provide sustainable resources, water, wildlife habitat, and recreational...

264 pages
6 x 9

Environmentally Sound Agriculture, Forestry, Transportation, and Power Production

The United States is the world's biggest consumer of natural resources and its biggest polluter. With the U.S. economy expected to grow by 25% in the next decade alone, the costs to Americans -- and to everyone else in the world -- will increase...

381 pages
6 x 9

Fundamentals of Sustainable Dwellings

Despite a prolonged slump in the housing market, the demand for residential green building remains strong. More than ever, professionals need reliable information about how to construct or retrofit livable, sustainable, and economical homes. With...

272 pages
8 x 10.5
98 photos, 149 illustrations

Field Notes from a World on the Edge

In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today. As polar ice retreats and animals and plants migrate northward, the arctic landscape is morphing into something new and very different from what...

216 pages
6 x 9
15 photos

Future Drive
Electric Vehicles And Sustainable Transportation

In Future Drive, Daniel Sperling addresses the adverse energy and environmental consequences of increased travel, and analyzes current initiatives to suggest strategies for creating a more environmentally benign system of transportation....

191 pages
6 x 9

Lessons from Sustaining Phoenix

There exists a category of American cities in which the line between suburban and urban is almost impossible to locate. These suburban cities arose in the last half of twentieth-century America, based largely on the success of the single-family...

208 pages
6 x 9
25 illustrations, 15 photos

The Future of U.S. Ocean Policy
Choices For The New Century

The United States is about to embark on the most thorough reconsideration of its ocean policy in more than three decades. With 1998 designated as the International Year of the Ocean by the United Nations, and with both the executive branch and...

400 pages
6 x 9

A Journey Down the Ganges River

The Ganges has always been more than just an ordinary river. For millions of Indians, she is also a goddess. According to popular belief, bathing in “Mother Ganga” dissolves all sins, drinking her waters cures illness, and dying on...

296 pages
6 x 9
10 illustrations

Strategies For Reducing Municipal Solid Waste

Getting at the Source offers a new approach to identifying and evaluating opportunities for reducing solid waste.

158 pages
8.5 x 11

Getting to the Heart of Science Communication by Faith Kearns | An Island Press book
A Guide to Effective Engagement

At a community fire day in a northern California town several years ago, author Faith Kearns gave a talk on building fire-safe houses able to withstand increasingly common wildfires. Much to her surprise, Kearns was confronted by an audience...

280 pages
6 x 9

Exploring The Biodiversity Crisis

In Ghost Bears, R. Edward Grumbine looks at the implications of the widespread loss of biological diversity, and explains why our species-centered approach to environmental protection will ultimately fail. Using the fate of the endangered...

314 pages
6 x 9

Gifford Pinchot is known primarily for his work as first chief of the U. S. Forest Service and for his argument that resources should be used to provide the "greatest good for the greatest number of people." But Pinchot was a more...

384 pages
6 x 9

A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts

Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us...

520 pages
8.5 x 11
full color, 612 illustrations

Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World

Edited by Christopher B. Field and Michael R. Raupach; Foreword by Susan Hill MacKenzie

While a number of gases are implicated in global warming, carbon dioxide is the most important contributor, and in one sense the entire phenomena can be seen as a human-induced perturbation of the carbon cycle. The Global Carbon Cycle...

568 pages
6 x 9

Global City Blues

"This is a book about the making of cities and the buildings that compose them. It is about the conditions under which an architect engaged in those activities now works, how those conditions evolved and why they are changing. It is about...

272 pages
6 x 9

Implications For People And Reefs

R.W. Buddemeier and C. R. Wilkinson

A global overview of the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on coral reefs, and of the implications of such impacts for ecological sustainable use of coral reefs. Includes information on the status and trends of reef...

134 pages
8.5 x 12

The Global Commons
An Introduction

Vast areas of valuable resources unfettered by legal rights have, for centuries, been the central target of human exploitation and appropriation. The global commons -- Antarctica, the high seas and deep seabed minerals, the atmosphere, and space...

240 pages
6 x 9

A Guide For Ngos

This new and user-friendly edition provides key information for the international NGO community on general policy and advocacy issues related to the GEF. Given the complexity of the GEF, the guide gives a simple and concise overview of the GEF,...

70 pages
6 x 8.5

Global Environmental Governance
Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies

Today's most pressing environmental problems are planetary in scope, confounding the political will of any one nation. How can we solve them?Global Environmental Governance offers the essential information, theory, and practical insight...

192 pages
6 x 9
5 illustrations

The Global Farms Race
Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security

As we struggle to feed a global population speeding toward 9 billion, we have entered a new phase of the food crisis. Wealthy countries that import much of their food, along with private investors, are racing to buy or lease huge swaths of...

248 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

Global Marine Biological Diversity
A Strategy For Building Conservation Into Decision Making

Global Marine Biological Diversity presents the most up-to-date information and view on the challenge of conserving the living sea and how that challenge can be met.

415 pages
6 x 9

Each year, 1.2 million people die from traffic fatalities, highlighting the need to design streets that offer safe and enticing travel choices for all people. Cities around the world are facing the same challenges as cities in the US, and many of...

442 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

On September 21, 2011, David Roberts participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

21 pages
x

A Good Drink | Island Press
In Pursuit of Sustainable Spirits

“Insightful tour de force… Farrell’s writing is as informative as it is intoxicating”  -- Publishers Weekly

Shanna Farrell loves a good drink. As a bartender, she not only poured spirits, but...

200 pages
6 x 9

Connecting Science, Religion, and Spirituality with the Natural World

Scientists, theologians, and the spiritually inclined, as well as all those concerned with humanity's increasingly widespread environmental impact, are beginning to recognize that our ongoing abuse of the earth diminishes our moral as well...

296 pages
6 x 9

Good Urbanism
Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places

We all have a natural nesting instinct—we know what makes a good place. And a consensus has developed among urban planners and designers about the essential components of healthy, prosperous communities. So why aren’t these ideals...

184 pages
8 x 9
Two 8-page color inserts, 17 photos, 33 illustrations

Issues, Challenges, Successes

Klaus Bosselmann, Ron Engel, and Prue Taylor

This report is currently available in an electronic format only. To view the report and others published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), please visit IUCN's website...

260 pages
6.8 x 9.5

A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food

"A compelling agricultural story skillfully told; environmentalists will eat it up." - Kirkus Reviews When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual grain. Little did he...

288 pages
6 x 9
16 photos

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...

344 pages
6 x 9
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Grass Productivity

Grass Productivity is a prodigiously documented textbook of scientific information concerning every aspect of management "where the cow and grass meet." Andre Voisin's "rational grazing" method maximizes productivity in both grass and...

370 pages
6 x 9
40 photos, 35 illustrations

A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises

US cities are faced with the joint challenge of our climate crisis and the lack of housing that is affordable and healthy. Our housing stock contributes significantly to the changing climate, with residential buildings accounting for 20 percent...

200 pages
6 x 9
13 figures

Ecology, Management, and Restoration

Edited by Jeanne C. Chambers and Jerry R. Miller; Foreword by James A. MacMahon

Established by the USDA Forest Service in 1993, the Great Basin Ecosystem Management Project for Restoring and Maintaining Sustainable Riparian Ecosystems is a large-scale research study that uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine the...

320 pages
6 x 9

No cover image available
Fishermen, Scientists, and the Struggle to Revive the World's Greatest Fishery

For hundreds of years, the New England cod fishery was one of the most productive in the world, with higher average annual landings than any comparable ocean area. But in the late 1980s, fish catches dropped precipitously, as the cod, flounder,...

256 pages
6 x 9

The Great Lakes Water Wars, Revised & Expanded by Peter Annin | An Island Press book

The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to...

384 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 31 illustrations

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

Green at Work
Finding a Business Career that Works for the Environment

Green at Work, published by Island Press in 1992, was the first source of information to help nontechnical but environmentally concerned job seekers learn about career opportunities with environmental companies or within the newly emerging...

452 pages
6 x 9

From Vision to Reality

Andrew Terry, Karin Ullrich, and Uwe Riecken

The Iron Curtain, running from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, divided Europe for almost 40 years and no activity was allowed in this "forbidden" zone. When it fell in 1989, it left a strip of land that runs the entire length of...

214 pages
9.3 x 6.4

The Green Building Revolution

Jerry Yudelson; Foreword by S. Richard Fedrizzi

The “green building revolution’’ is happening right now. This book is its chronicle and its manifesto. Written by industry insider Jerry Yudelson, The Green Building Revolution introduces readers to the basics of green building...

272 pages
6 x 9

Green Building Trends
Europe

The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been in the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe...

192 pages
8 x 10
58 photos and illustrations

Green Cities of Europe
Global Lessons on Green Urbanism

Edited by Timothy Beatley

In the absence of federal leadership, states and localities are stepping forward to address critical  problems like climate change, urban sprawl, and polluted water and air. Making a city fundamentally sustainable is a daunting task, but...

248 pages
6 x 9
38 photos, 9 illustrations

The Conservation Tillage Revolution In America

Green Fields Forever changes the way Americans think about agriculture. It is the story of 'conservation tillage'--a new way to grow food for the first time that works with, rather than against, the soil. Farmers who are...

209 pages
6 x 9

Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around the World

Rapid economic development has been a boon to human well-being. It has lifted millions out of poverty, raised standards of living, and increased life expectancies. But economic development comes at a significant cost to natural capital—the...

336 pages
6.5 x 8.38
48 illustrations

Green Infrastructure
Linking Landscapes and Communities

With illustrative and detailed examples drawn from throughout the country, Green Infrastructure advances smart land conservation: large scale thinking and integrated action to plan, protect and manage our natural and restored lands. From...

320 pages
7 x 10
60 photos and illustrations

Environmental Strategies for Schematic Design

Alison Kwok and Walter Grondzik

392 pages
11 x 9

Green Urbanism
Learning From European Cities

As the need to confront unplanned growth increases, planners, policymakers, and citizens are scrambling for practical tools and examples of successful and workable approaches. Growth management initiatives are underway in the U.S. at all levels,...

512 pages
6 x 9

Green Urbanism Down Under
Learning from Sustainable Communities in Australia

In this immensely practical book, Timothy Beatley sets out to answer a simple question: what can Americans learn from Australians about “greening” city life? Green Urbanism Down Under reports on the current state of “...

280 pages
6 x 9
59 photos, 23 illustrations

Green Versus Gold
Sources In California's Environmental History

While the state of California remains one of the most striking and varied landscapes in the world, it has experienced monumental changes since European settlers first set foot there. The past two centuries have witnessed an ongoing struggle...

512 pages
6 x 9

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A Guide To Business And The Environment

Frances Cairncross

287 pages
6 x 9

Through a series of essays and annotated references, The Greening of Industry Resource Guide and Bibliography presents analysis and commentary drawn from a variety of sources that examine critical issues today's changing business...

269 pages
6 x 9

Greening Our Built World
Costs, Benefits, and Strategies

“Green” buildings—buildings that use fewer resources to build and to sustain—are commonly thought to be too expensive to attract builders and buyers. But are they? The answer to this question has enormous consequences,...

280 pages
8 x 10.5
65 illustrations

Greening the College Curriculum
A Guide To Environmental Teaching In The Liberal Arts

Edited by Jonathan Collett and Stephen Karakashian

Greening the College Curriculum provides the tools college and university faculty need to meet personal and institutional goals for integrating environmental issues into the curriculum. Leading educators from a wide range of fields,...

341 pages
6 x 9

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan 2000-2004

Edited by Ilse Storch

Grouse have long attracted and fascinated people. Their display behavior, and their traditional communal mating grounds or "leks", have inspired poetry and folklore as well as scientific theories on sexual selection and mating systems....

121 pages
8.5 x 11