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With over 800 books in print since its establishment in 1984, Island Press is a leading publisher of environmental solutions and information. Each year, we publish new books on such vital topics as climate and energy, ecosystems, the built environment, and policy, economics, and law. Our editorial team looks for the best new ideas about how to protect the environment, working closely with partners in the education and environmental communities—including leading scholars, non-profits, public officials, and community leaders—to develop innovative, empowering works that address unmet informational needs.


What We Publish


Island Press publishes nonfiction books, textbooks, and electronic publications on environmental issues and solutions. This includes works in the following subject areas: 


  • Biodiversity
  • Cities & Urban Design 
  • Climate
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Ecosystems Science and Management
  • Energy
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Freshwater
  • Green Building
  • Health
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Land Use Planning
  • Law
  • Oceans
  • Policy
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Transportation


To determine whether your book proposal is a good fit for Island Press, please see our list of acquisitions editors and browse our catalog. We generally do not publish work outside the subject areas covered by our editors. Please note that we do not publish fiction, poetry, or books for children or young adults.