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ASLA's The Dirt reviewed Jaime Lerner's book, writing "one of the most influential urban leaders of our time, has written down all of his hard-earned wisdom about the city in one slim yet rich volume, Urban Acupuncture. This set of musings, a translation of the original Brazilian Portuguese book, pulls you in with its natural, intimate tone; it’s like you are sitting and having a conversation with Lerner over a glass of wine in a cafe in Curitiba….one of the most intriguing...

 

 

Washington, DC (September 16, 2014) – The Guardian has called him “revolutionary” and The New York Times has deemed him a “visionary.” Renowned urban designer and architect Jaime Lerner has had a profound impact on the way architects, designers, and policymakers think about cities and the way citizens experience them. His unique perspective on cities and how they should be shaped and reshaped is a practice he calls ‘urban acupuncture.’

 

In his new book to be...

 

 

Washington, DC (September 16, 2014) — When Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities was first published in 2010, electric utilities were at a turning point.  Four years later, there have been a few surprises and, simultaneously, many signs of progress.  Plunging solar costs, the shale gas revolution, new EPA regulations for power plants, and increasing interest in resiliency have set the...

 

 

Washington, DC (September 16, 2014) — Today, environmental issues are inseparable from social and economic problems. Yet, actions across these disciplines appear disconnected. By presenting cross-cutting analyses of global trends, the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs, Volume 21 makes it clear that positive global change can only be achieved if the social,...

 

 

High Country News reviewed Cristina Eisenberg's book, writing, “Her doctoral research at Oregon State University and her 2011 book The Wolf’s Tooth made her a leading spokeswoman for the ecological roles of carnivores. Now, in The Carnivore Way, Eisenberg gathers her most compelling stories and the latest science from the Mexico to Alaska to help human beings learn how to coexist with the key carnivores in the Greater Rocky Mountains — the wolf, cougar, grizzly bear, lynx,...

 

 

Maclean's reviewed Alan Rabinowitz's book, writing, “The science and the political struggles are interesting, but not nearly as much as the human-jaguar relationship Rabinowitz describes. He realized the corridor might be achievable because of the profound regard the native peoples of Latin America had for their lands’ apex predator. It was the barely visible, but still very much alive, jaguar “cultural” corridor, says Rabinowitz, that made it possible to reach agreement on setting...

 

 

The Scientist reviewed Alan Rabinowitz's new book, writing "Positing the jaguar as sort of a conservation poster cat, Rabinowitz relates the latest research on its dwindling populations and how novel management strategies may help return the animal to its former dominance."

 

 

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Washington, DC (September 2, 2014) – From an early age, big cat expert Alan Rabinowitz has been enchanted by the majestic jaguar. Known mostly for its audacity, strength, and wariness, the species has proved to be a survivor. In An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar, Rabinowitz shares this animal’s fascinating history, its distinctiveness from other big...

 

 

An excerpt from Alan Rabinowitz's new book, An Indomitable Beast, appeared on Scientific American's website.

 

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Washington, DC (August 21, 2014) — It’s no longer enough to prevent future damage to our planet: If we want a world rich in biodiversity and resilient to the effects of climate change, we need restoration as well as conservation. But there’s a difference between just planting some trees and creating something that actually functions as a healthy ecosystem, and until now there has been no comprehensive manual to designing and implementing ecological restoration projects that work....

 

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