Island Press began with a simple idea: knowledge is power—the power to imagine a better future and find ways for getting us there.
Founded in 1984, Island Press’ mission is to provide the best ideas and information to those seeking to understand and protect the environment and create solutions to its complex problems.
Island Press’ three publishing program areas are:
Food systems, water, and health
Ecosystems, conservation, and biodiversity
The built environment
Our books tackle today’s major challenges, including: designing livable, resilient cities with opportunities for all; ensuring abundant fresh water; protecting the beauty and diversity of the natural world; limiting the scale and impact of climate change.
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