Great books to give this holiday season from Island Press

This holiday season, consider the Icelandic tradition of gifting books. They don't go bad, are one-size-fits-all, and are...

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If you're still looking for a holiday gift, consider getting one of these Island Press e-books (no shipping necessary!). We asked some of our authors (and Island Press staff) for their recommendations.

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Local Maya schoolchildren being brought to the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve in Belize to be taught about jaguars and other wildlife.

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Is paleo versus vegan the defining question of our time?

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Drinking from a mason jar: hipster nonsense or a smart safety tip?

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Kalalau Valley from Pihea Trail in the rain.

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Salmon Trout River, near where the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is fighting a mine.

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Corals and sponges have inspired compounds used to treat cancer, malaria, and viruses.

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Handwritten signs urge passersby to pick what’s ripe in Kamloops, British Columbia. (Photo courtesy of Elaine Sedgman).

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