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, figures

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
80 photos, 5 illustrations

Planning, Design, and Construction

Thirty years ago, the best thinking on urban stream management prescribed cement as the solution to flooding and other problems of people and flowing water forced into close proximity. Urban streams were perceived as little more than flood...

288 pages
7 x 10

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...

460 pages
8.25 x 10.75
Full color

Pioneering Approaches to Science and Management

Scientists have been warning for years that human activity is heating up the planet and climate change is under way. In the past century, global temperatures have risen an average of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is expected to only...

384 pages
6 x 9
68 illustrations

Modern Poisons
A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology

Traditional toxicology textbooks tend to be doorstops: tomes filled with important but seemingly abstract chemistry and biology. Meanwhile, magazine and journal articles introduce students to timely topics such as BPA and endocrine disruption or...

256 pages
6 x 9

Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac

In 2006, Julianne Lutz Warren (née Newton) asked readers to rediscover one of history’s most renowned conservationists. Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey was hailed by The New York Times as a “biography of ideas,” making “us feel the loss of...

520 pages
6 x 9
46 photos and illustrations

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Can a City Be Sustainable?

Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they...

300 pages
7 x 9.25
35 photos, 35 illustrations

NACTO Transit Street Design Guide

Transit and cities grow together. As cities work to become more compact, sustainable, and healthy, their work is paying dividends: in 2014, Americans took 10.8 billion trips on public transit, the highest since the dawn of the highway era. But...

260 pages
8.25 x 10.75
70 full color