Oregon State University Press
For fifty years, Oregon State University Press has been publishing exceptional books about the Pacific Northwest—its people and landscapes, its flora and fauna, its history and cultural heritage. The Press has played a vital role in the region’s literary life, providing readers with a better understanding of what it means to be an Oregonian. Today, Oregon State University Press publishes distinguished books in several academic areas from environmental history and natural resource management to indigenous studies.
Diary of a Citizen Scientist looks at new ways of engaging in the world—Sharman Apt Russell explores the world of citizen science from her personal study of the Western red-bellied tiger beetle to the online crowdsourcing of Galaxy Zoo.
An updated and revised edition of the authoritative field guide to Pacific Northwest sedges.
Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future
Why should people should grow their own food, cook it themselves, and share it with others? A historian shares his personal story, sprinkled with lessons drawn from history.
A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery
A respected salmon expert takes salmon recovery programs to task and proposes changes to renew and strengthen the relationships among salmon people and place and put salmon on the path to recovery.
Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People
Robert and Martha Manning relate personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, and useful tips on thirty of the world’s great long-distance hikes in this richly illustrated and inspiring volume.
Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty
An edited volume on the history of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada, the changes within the Columbia Basin since 1964 and the reasons for review of the Treaty.
Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis
Timely collection of writings on the controversial subject of the climate crisis from the perspective of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Rim.
In a world where over half of the remaining six thousand languages will most likely disappear by the end of the century, attention has finally begun to focus on the struggles of indigenous people to save their languages. Lack of knowledge concerning the vast linguistic diversity of Oregon's languages has been a major obstacle to language ...
Portland strikes a unique balance between the rich architectural traditions of the past and the cutting-edge creative developments of modern architecture. Within a small downtown area can be found 19th-century cast-iron-front buildings, skyscrapers, old brick warehouses, a landmark 1890 train station, historic bridges, and a distinguished ...
During the first half of the 19th century, a unique subculture built around hunting and mobility existed quietly in the Pacific Northwest. Descendants of European or Canadian fathers and Native American mothers, these mixed-blood settlers--called M©tis--were pivotal to the development of the Oregon Country, but have been generally ...
To Harvest, To Hunt is a rich collection of writings that reveals how diverse peoples have valued and used natural resources throughout the history of the American West. Drawing on family letters, oral traditions, historical records, and personal experience, the book's contributors offer readers new perspectives on the land they live on, ...
The Wind River Experimental Forest has been called the cradle of forestry in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington, the forest is a nexus of groundbreaking discoveries in forest genetics and ecology, and is one of more than seventyfive Forest Service landscapes across the U.S. devoted ...
Once regarded solely as the cultivation of forest trees, silviculture is today shifting to a broader focus, one that reflec ts societies' changing forest values. In addition to timber management, the prac tice and science of silviculture are now concerned with tending forests--to reduce fire potential, benefit wildlife, and maintain ...
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