Island Press Textbooks


Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style

Don't Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style

  • by Randy Olson
  • ISBN: 1597265632
  • ISBN-13: 9781597265638
Most scientists don't care how they are perceived, but in our media-dominated age, style points count. Enter Randy Olson. Fifteen years ago, Olson bid farewell to the science world and shipped off to Hollywood ready to change the world.

Designing Sustainable Communities: Learning from Village Homes

Designing Sustainable Communities: Learning from Village Homes

  • by Robert L. Thayer (Foreword by), Michael Corbett, Judy Corbett
  • ISBN: 1559636866
  • ISBN-13: 9781559636865
The book represents an invaluable guide for professionals and students involved in planning, architecture, development, and landscape architecture.

Prediction: Science, Decision Making, and the Future of Nature

Prediction: Science, Decision Making, and the Future of Nature

  • by Stanley A. Changnon (Contribution by), Daniel Sarewitz (Editor), Rob Ravenscroft (Contribution by), Orrin H. Pilkey (Contribution by), Shirley Mattingly (Contribution by)
  • ISBN: 1559637765
  • ISBN-13: 9781559637763
Based upon ten case studies, Prediction explores how science-based predictions guide policy making and what this means in terms of global warming, biogenetically modifying organisms and polluting the environment with chemicals.

Ecological Design

Ecological Design

  • by Sim Van der Ryn, Stuart Cowan
  • ISBN: 1597261408
  • ISBN-13: 9781597261401
This 10th anniversary edition makes the work available to a new generation of practitioners and thinkers concerned with moving our society onto a more sustainable path.

The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience

The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience

  • by Alexandros Washburn
  • ISBN: 1610913809
  • ISBN-13: 9781610913805
New in paperback, this visually rich book by Alexandros Washburn, former Chief Urban Designer of the New York Department of City Planning, redefines urban design.

Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People

Designing Greenways: Sustainable Landscapes for Nature and People

  • by Paul Cawood Hellmund, Daniel Smith
  • ISBN: 1559633298
  • ISBN-13: 9781559633291
This book brings together examples from ecology, conservation biology, aquatic ecology, and recreation design to illustrate how greenways function and add value to ecosystems and human communities alike.

Wildlife Law: A Primer

Wildlife Law: A Primer

  • by Eric T. Freyfogle, Dale D. Goble
  • ISBN: 155963975X
  • ISBN-13: 9781559639750
Authors Eric T. Freyfogle and Dale D. Goble are legal scholars who are experts in wildlife law. This book is the first ever to survey the entire field, covering state and federal law with a strong grounding in wildlife science.

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

  • by Andrew L. Dannenberg (Editor), Howard Frumkin (Editor), Richard J. Jackson (Editor), Robin Fran Abrams (Contribution by), Emil Malizia (Contribution by)
  • ISBN: 1597267279
  • ISBN-13: 9781597267274
This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and Public Health, published by Island Press in 2004.

Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy

  • by Jay Inslee, Bracken Hendricks, Bracken Hendricks, Bill Clinton (Foreword by)
  • ISBN: 1597261750
  • ISBN-13: 9781597261753
Looks at renewable energy policy and resources and argues that a reduction in greenhouse gases will increase economic growth and provide energy independence.

The Unnatural History of the Sea

The Unnatural History of the Sea

  • by Callum Roberts
  • ISBN: 1597265772
  • ISBN-13: 9781597265775
A fascinating journey through 1,000 years of human exploitation and exploration of the sea.

 

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