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

Conservation Directory 2003
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

Industrialized Nature
Brute Force Technology and the Transformation of the Natural World

The construction of the Three Gorges Dam on China's Yangtze River. The transformation of the Amazon into a site for huge cattle ranches and aluminum smelters. The development of Nevada's Yucca Mountain into a repository for nuclear waste. The...

276 pages
6 x 9

Against the Machine
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 Forgotten Founders
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

Pacific High
Adventures In The Coast Ranges From Baja To Alaska

"Starting out, my mind and spirit were open to the mystery of foreign cultures, the spareness of aridity, the tension of seismicity, the heat of fire, the exuberance of the vast, the abundance of rot and rebirth, the kindness of strangers, the...

488 pages
5.25 x 8

Epicurean Simplicity

"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

The Good in Nature and Humanity
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

Triumph of the Mundane
The Unseen Trends That Shape Our Lives And Environment

In recent years, the desire for greater creature comforts and material success has come to dominate the goals and values of most Americans -- in the pithy language of the bumper sticker, “He who dies with the most toys wins.” Often,...

208 pages
6 x 9

Nature Out of Place
Biological Invasions In The Global Age

Though the forests are still green and the lakes full of water, an unending stream of invasions is changing many ecosystems around the world from productive, tightly integrated webs of native species to loose assemblages of stressed native...

352 pages
6 x 9


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