Prospects for Resilience
Insights from New York City's Jamaica Bay

Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience.  Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and understanding how...

304 pages
7 x 10
50 photos

Design Professional's Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings

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 affect...

250 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 60 illustrations

Holistic Management
A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment

Fossil fuels and livestock grazing are often targeted as major culprits behind climate change and desertification. But Allan Savory, cofounder of the Savory Institute, begs to differ. The bigger problem, he warns, is our mismanagement of...

500 pages
6 x 9
One 16-page color insert, 67 photos, 40 illustrations

Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design

What if, even in the heart of a densely developed city, people could have meaningful encounters with nature? While parks, street trees, and green roofs are increasingly appreciated for their technical services like stormwater reduction, from a...

352 pages
7 x 10
69 photos, 3 illustrations

Landscape Architecture Theory
An Ecological Approach

For decades, landscape architecture was driven solely by artistic sensibilities. But in these times of global change, the opportunity to reshape the world comes with a responsibility to consider how it can be resilient, fostering health and...

272 pages
6 x 9
20 photos, 40 illustrations

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

Margaret A. Palmer, Joy B. Zedler, and Donald A. Falk; Foreword by Karen Holl

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...

600 pages
7 x 10
16 photos, 83 illustrations

Global Street Design Guide

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...

432 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

People Cities
The Life and Legacy of Jan Gehl

“A good city is like a good party—you stay for longer than you plan,” says Danish architect Jan Gehl. He believes that good architecture is not about form, but about the interaction between form and life. Over the last 50 years, Gehl has changed...

200 pages
8.25 x 10.75
150 Photos, 20 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

Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller

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...

550 pages
8.5 x 11
600 maps, photos, illustrations

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