The Curious Life of Krill
A Conservation Story from the Bottom of the World

Krill—it’s a familiar word that conjures oceans, whales, and swimming crustaceans. Scientists say they are one of most abundant animals on the planet. But when pressed, few people can accurately describe krill or explain their...

190 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 4 illustrations

Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in Practice
Different Pathways, Common Lessons

Julia Wondolleck and Steven Yaffee are hopeful.  Rather than lamenting the persistent conflicts in global marine ecosystems, they instead sought out examples where managers were doing things differently and making progress against great odds...

288 pages
6 x 9
4 illustrations

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller | An Island Press book
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

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

Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate
A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

Edited by Roger Griffis and Jennifer Howard

Prepared for the 2013 National Climate Assessment and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage, Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate is the result of a collaboration among numerous local, state,...

288 pages
8 x 10

Tidal Marsh Restoration
A Synthesis of Science and Management

Many coastal tidal marshes have been significantly degraded by roadways and other projects that restrict tidal flows, limiting their ability to provide vital ecosystem services including support of fish and wildlife populations, flood protection...

432 pages
7 x 10
24 photos, 27 illustrations

Shifting Baselines
The Past and the Future of Ocean Fisheries

Shifting Baselines explores the real-world implications of a groundbreaking idea: we must understand the oceans of the past to protect the oceans of the future. In 1995, acclaimed marine biologist Daniel Pauly coined the term "shifting...

312 pages
6 x 9
4 photos, 35 illustrations

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

The Death and Life of Monterey Bay
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

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

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