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.

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At the Hearth of the Crossed Races

A French-Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century Oregon, 1812-1859

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Honey in the Horn

Oregon State University Press

This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, set in Oregon in the first decade of the twentieth century,
recounts the difficulties and rewards of settling a harsh and inhospitable land.

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Naked in the Woods

My Unexpected Years in a Hippie Commune

Oregon State University Press

An unsentimental retrospective look at life in an early 1970’s utopian commune, written with
candor, love, and all the benefits of hindsight.

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Money Trees

The Douglas Fir and American Forestry, 1900–1944

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Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands

From Prehistory to the Present

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For the Love of Rivers

A Scientist’s Journey

Oregon State University Press

A devoted stream ecologist provides an accessible overview of the science of rivers and streams.

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A Hunger for High Country

Oregon State University Press

A wilderness memoir set in the mountains surrounding Yellowstone National Park, a story of personal quest and a portrait of conservation of a changing place.

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Living With Thunder

Exploring the Geological Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes

Oregon State University Press

Living with Thunder explores the story of the Pacific Northwest’s rich geologic and ecologic history.

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Learning to Like Muktuk

Oregon State University Press

An unlikely explorer visits post WWII Territorial Alaska and fights to preserve Native foodways.

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Diary of a Citizen Scientist

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Children and Other Wild Animals

Notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air, bobcats, fishers, mascots, Charles Darwin, newts, sturgeon, roasting squirrels, parrots, elk, foxes, tigers and various other zoolog

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Slow News

A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Oregon State University Press

A timely and provocative book that proposes a “Slow News” movement, presenting the author’s rules for a "balanced and nutritious daily news diet."

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Ancestral Places

Understanding Kanaka Geographies

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To Win the Indian Heart

Music at Chemawa Indian School

Oregon State University Press
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The Field Guide to Sedges of the Pacific Northwest, Second Edition

Oregon State University Press

An updated and revised edition of the authoritative field guide to Pacific Northwest sedges.

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The Next Tsunami

Living on a Restless Coast

Oregon State University Press

The compelling tale of how scientists discovered what we now know about earthquakes and tsunamis on the Northwest coast of the US – and what we are and aren’t doing about it.

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Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food

Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Salmon, People, and Place

A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Collared

Politics and Personalities in Oregon's Wolf Country

Oregon State University Press
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Pacific Northwest Cheese

A History

Oregon State University Press
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Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue

Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation

Oregon State University Press

Philosopher and sportsman Charles List argues that practicing field sports leads to the development of environmental virtues.

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Holdfast

At Home in the Natural World

Oregon State University Press

Renowned essayist, naturalist, and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore muses on that which holds us to place.

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Ellie’s Log

Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

By Judith L. Li; Illustrated by M.L. Herring
Oregon State University Press

An engaging blend of science and storytelling for 8-12 year olds.

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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

A full illustrated, comprehensive field guide to snails and slugs of the Pacific Northwest.

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Walking Distance

Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

Oregon State University Press

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.

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The Columbia River Treaty Revisited

Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty

Edited by Barbara Cosens
Oregon State University Press

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.

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Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

Oregon State University Press
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Asserting Native Resilience

Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis

Oregon State University Press

Timely collection of writings on the controversial subject of the climate crisis from the perspective of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Rim.

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Wild Delicate Seconds

29 Wildlife Encounters

Oregon State University Press

Twenty-nine concise and poetic micro-essays that share chance encounters with wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

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Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau

The Jesuit, the Medicine Man, and the Indian Hymn Singer

Oregon State University Press

Explores the role of song as a transformative force in the twentieth century.

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Public Lands, Public Debates

A Century of Controversy

Oregon State University Press

This environmental history explores the history of conservation thinking and the development of a government agency with stewardship as its mission.

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Oregon Plans

The Making of an Unquiet Land-Use Revolution

Oregon State University Press

Oregon Plans provides a rich, detailed, and nuanced analysis of the origins and early evolution of Oregon’s nationally renowned land-use planning program.

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Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies

Oregon State University Press

The first book to present the life histories of the entire butterfly fauna of a North American geographic region.

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Wading for Bugs

Exploring Streams with the Experts

Oregon State University Press

Field stories from aquatic biologists that reveal what it’s like to study stream insects and to make discoveries that could help stream health and conservation.

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Pathfinder

Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

Oregon State University Press

Pacific Northwest Trail founder Ron Strickland shares his stories about and from the trail.

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Among Penguins

A Bird Man in Antarctica

Oregon State University Press

An adventurous and witty account of bird scientist and photographer Noah Strycker’s stay at a remote field camp in the Antarctic studying Adélie penguins.

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Discovering Main Street

Travel Adventures in the Northwest’s Small Towns

Oregon State University Press

A unique guidebook to exploring small towns, “the last frontier of American tourism."

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To the Woods

Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home

Oregon State University Press

The true story of a couple who, in their late fifties, traded modern conveniences for life in a tent and trailer without electricity or indoor plumbing.

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Pedaling Revolution

How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities

Oregon State University Press

An exploration of the growth of the biking movement and its impact on civil and regional planning, transportation, and public health.

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