How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

At its most basic, historic preservation is about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today. As cities across America experience a remarkable renaissance, and more and more young, diverse families...

352 pages
6 x 9
11 photos, 15 illustrations

How Fewer, Smarter Laws Would Make Our Food System More Sustainable

Baylen J. Linnekin; Foreword by Emily Broad Leib

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks—these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually make...

224 pages
6 x 9

What makes a great city? Not a good city or a functional city but a great city. A city that people admire, learn from, and replicate. City planner and architect Alexander Garvin set out to answer this question by observing cities, largely...

344 pages
8 x 9
215 photos, 37 illustrations

and Other Myths about Water in the West

When we think of water in the West, we think of conflict and crisis. In recent years, newspaper headlines have screamed, “Scarce water and the death of California farms,” “The Dust Bowl returns,” “A ‘megadrought’ will grip U.S. in the coming...

264 pages
6 x 9
6 photos, 4 illustrations

Restoring Neighborhood Streams by Ann L. Riley | An Island Press book
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

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...

408 pages
6 x 9
68 illustrations

Our Renewable Future by Richard Heinberg and David Fridley | An Island Press book
Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy

The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and...

248 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 33 illustrations

Aldo Leopold's Odyssey, Tenth Anniversary Edition by Julianne Lutz Warren | An Island Press book
Rediscovering the Author of A Sand County Almanac

Julianne Lutz Warren; Foreword by Bill McKibben

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...

528 pages
6 x 9
46 photos and illustrations

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...

448 pages
6.5 x 8.38
35 photos, 35 illustrations

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