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Building the Cycling City
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Building the Cycling City

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-08-28
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  • Publisher: Island Press

The world is rediscovering the bicycle as a multi-pronged solution to acute, 21st-century problems, including affordability, obesity, congestion, climate change, inequity, and social isolation. The Netherlands has built an accessible cycling culture that cities around the world can learn from. Chris and Melissa Bruntlett share the incredible success of the Netherlands through engaging interviews with local experts and stories of their own delightful experiences riding in five Dutch cities. Building the Cycling City examines the triumphs and challenges of the Dutch while also presenting stories of North American cities already implementing lessons from across the Atlantic. Discover how Dutch cities inspired Atlanta to look at its transit-bike connection in a new way and showed Seattle how to teach its residents to realize the freedom of biking, along with other encouraging examples.

Three Revolutions
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 280

Three Revolutions

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-01
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  • Publisher: Island Press

For the first timein half a century, real transformative innovations are coming to our world of passenger transportation. The convergence of new shared mobility services with automated and electric vehicles promises to significantly reshape our lives and communities for the better—or for the worse. The dream scenario could bring huge public and private benefits, including more transportation choices, greater affordability and accessibility, and healthier, more livable cities, along with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The nightmare scenario could bring more urban sprawl, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and unhealthy cities and individuals. In Three Revolutions, transportation exper...

Twenty Years of Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Twenty Years of Life

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-04-19
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  • Publisher: Island Press

Front Cover -- About Island Press -- Subscribe -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- 1. How Neighborhoods Kill -- 2. The Stress Effect -- 3. Keeping Kids in School -- 4. Changing Schools' Rules -- 5. A Safe Place to Play -- 6. A Safe Place to Live -- 7. Rural Activism -- 8. Good Eats -- 9. Healing Trauma -- 10. Red and Blue Visions of Health -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index -- IP Board of Directors

Walkable City Rules
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 310

Walkable City Rules

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-10-15
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  • Publisher: Island Press

“Cities are the future of the human race, and Jeff Speck knows how to make them work.” —David Owen, staff writer at the New Yorker Nearly every US city would like to be more walkable—for reasons of health, wealth, and the environment—yet few are taking the proper steps to get there. The goals are often clear, but the path is seldom easy. Jeff Speck’s follow-up to his bestselling Walkable City is the resource that cities and citizens need to usher in an era of renewed street life. Walkable City Rules is a doer’s guide to making change in cities, and making it now. The 101 rules are practical yet engaging—worded for arguments at the planning commission, illustrated for clarity,...

Food from the Radical Center
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Food from the Radical Center

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-09-27
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  • Publisher: Island Press

"Informational and inspirational."—Booklist America has never felt more divided. But in the midst of all the acrimony comes one of the most promising movements in our country's history. People of all races, faiths, and political persuasions are coming together to restore America's natural wealth: its ability to produce healthy foods. In Food from the Radical Center, Gary Nabhan tells the stories of diverse communities who are getting their hands dirty and bringing back North America's unique fare: bison, sturgeon, camas lilies, ancient grains, turkeys, and more. These efforts have united people from the left and right, rural and urban, faith-based and science-based, in game-changing collab...

How to Feed the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

How to Feed the World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-15
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  • Publisher: Island Press

By 2050, we will have ten billion mouths to feed in a world profoundly altered by environmental change. How can we meet this challenge? In How to Feed the World, a diverse group of experts from Purdue University break down this crucial question by tackling big issues one-by-one. Covering population, water, land, climate change, technology, food systems, trade, food waste and loss, health, social buy-in, communication, and, lastly, the ultimate challenge of achieving equal access to food, the book reveals a complex web of factors that must be addressed in order to reach global food security. How to Feed the World unites contributors from different perspectives and academic disciplines, rangin...

Replenish
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Replenish

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-10-10
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  • Publisher: Island Press

We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering.These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment? Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature'srhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mi...

Bottled and Sold
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 211

Bottled and Sold

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-04-20
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  • Publisher: Island Press

Examines the commercialization of bottled water, discussing how the demand has been fueled by the marketing campaigns of big business and the impact that sales have had on the environment, public policy, and global access to a natural resource.

Marine Conservation Biology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 496

Marine Conservation Biology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-05-09
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  • Publisher: Island Press

Marine Conservation Biology brings together for the first time in a single volume leading experts from around the world to apply the lessons and thinking of conservation biology to marine issues.

The Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 396

The Island Press Bibliography of Environmental Literature

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Environnmental professionals have long felt the need for a practical reference work that takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental research. This comprehensive reference work lists books, monographs, journals, conference proceedings, government reports, and other publications that contain essential information for those working to solve environmental problems--professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.