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.

Showing 51-86 of 86 items.

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

Collared

Politics and Personalities in Oregon's Wolf Country

Oregon State University Press
More info

Pacific Northwest Cheese

A History

Oregon State University Press
More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

Oregon State University Press
More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

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."

More info

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.

More info

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.

More info

Teaching Oregon Native Languages

Edited by Joan Gross
Oregon State University Press

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 ...

More info

An Architectural Guidebook to Portland

Oregon State University Press

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 ...

More info

Children of the Fur Trade

Oregon State University Press

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 ...

More info

To Harvest, To Hunt

Edited by Judith L. Li
Oregon State University Press

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, ...

More info

Forest of Time

Oregon State University Press

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 ...

More info

Silviculture and Ecology of Western U.S. Forests

Oregon State University Press

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 ...

More info

People, Fire, and Forests

Oregon State University Press

Years of drought and decades of aggressive fire exclusion have left North American forests at high risk for future catastrophic fires. Forest settings are a magnet for recreational opportunities and for rapidly growing residential development--putting an increasing number of citizens and their property into the path of wildfires. ...

More info

The Prairie Keepers

Oregon State University Press

In the remote northeast corner of Oregon lies the ruggedly beautiful Zumwalt Prairie. A wild expanse of untilled ground covering nearly two hundred square miles, the Zumwalt is almost entirely managed by cattle ranchers. It also is home to one of the highest concentrations of hawks in North America, including red tailed, ferruginous, and ...

More info

Empty Nets

Oregon State University Press

Empty Nets is a disturbing history of broken promises and justice delayed. It chronicles a native people's fight to maintain their livelihood and culture in the face of an indifferent federal bureaucracy and hostile state governments. In 1939, the U.S. Government promised to provide Columbia River Indians with replacements for traditional ...

More info

The Little Lucky

Oregon State University Press

"When you live in an old house, the remodeling and rehabilitatingnever end. I guess the same is true when you belong to a family."A ruined old schoolhouse and a loving, troubled family are at theheart of The Little Lucky, a reflec tion of the many ways in which aplace can shape and be shaped by family. In discerning and nimbleprose, Gail ...

More info

How to Live Longer and Feel Better

By Linus Pauling; Introduction by Melinda Gormley
Oregon State University Press
More info

Gathering Moss

A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Oregon State University Press
More info
Free Shipping   Blue
Find what you’re looking for...
Stay Informed

Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.


Read past newsletters
Current Catalogue
Catalogue Fall 2018 Cover Canadian
Publishers Represented
UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.