Island Press Field Notes | The Island Press blog | Photo credit: Shutterstock

Island Press Field Notes

By Aurash Khawarzad / On May 26th, 2016

In December, world leaders will meet in Paris for the UN Climate Conference (COP21). Some say the fate of our planet depends on the outcome.

Photo credit: Shutterstock

By Rachel Miller / On May 25th, 2016

Every year, thousands of publishing professionals, booksellers, librarians, readers, authors, and unabashed book enthusiasts gather for Book Expo America. It’s an opportunity to learn about new books and trends in publishing, to gather as many galleys as...

By Baylen J. Linnekin / On May 25th, 2016

A judge stopped mandatory labels, which had been set to take full effect this week.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

By Kyler Geoffroy / On May 24th, 2016

Last Sunday marked the first annual D.C. Bike Ride, arguably the biggest bike event the district has ever seen! Seventeen miles of roadway were sectioned off for the big ride, with a route that took...

By Laurie Mazur / On May 24th, 2016

When Superstorm Sandy came ashore in 2012, thousands of New Yorkers were plunged into what seemed like an earlier century. No lights. No heat. No refrigeration. No elevators. On the upper floors of high-rise apartment buildings, the taps went dry and...

By Caroline Sperry / On May 23rd, 2016

Part One of series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at different stages of the book printing and binding process.

Photo credit: Kevin Dinkel (cc)

By Katharine Sucher / On May 20th, 2016

Go on your own journey with explorer Wade Davis in this week's Foreword Friday.

Photo credit: Shutterstock

By Matt Solomon / On May 19th, 2016

On April 27, Island Press teamed up with NACTO, Strong Towns, CUES at Florida Atlantic University, and the Transportation and Land Development Committee of TRB to present a webinar highlighting NACTO’s ...

By Andy Dyer / On May 18th, 2016

The push for organic food to supplant conventionally produced food (i.e., produced with pesticides, supplements and artificial fertilizers) has always been hampered by the claim that the organic production style couldn’t provide the volume of food needed...

By Jennifer Miller, PhD / On May 18th, 2016

Climate change is here, and it is already affecting our health and wellbeing.