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The University of Washington Press (UWP) is the nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the University of Washington. The Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. From the beginning, the Press has reflected the University’s major academic strengths. Building on those strengths, the Press has achieved recognition as the leading publisher of scholarly books and distinguished works of regional nonfiction in the Pacific Northwest. The Press has especially distinguished lists in Asian studies, Middle East studies, anthropology, Western history and biography, environmental studies, and natural history.

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Keeping It Living

Traditions of Plant Use and Cultivation on Northwest Coast of North America

University of Washington Press

Keeping It Living brings together some of the world’s most prominent specialists on Northwest Coast cultures to examine traditional cultivation practices from Oregon to Southeast Alaska.

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The Country in the City

The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area

University of Washington Press
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Becoming Tsimshian

The Social Life of Names

University of Washington Press
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The Power of Promises

Rethinking Indian Treaties in the Pacific Northwest

Foreword by John Borrows; Edited by Alexandra Harmon; By Published with the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
University of Washington Press

Distinguished scholars discuss treaties with Native American groups in the Pacific Northwest, and their implications for land ownership, resource access, and political rights in both the United States and Canada.

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The Informed Gardener Blooms Again

University of Washington Press

Linda Chalker-Scott investigates scientific literature to debunk common gardening myths, reminding us that urban and suburban landscapes are ecosystems requiring their own particular set of management practices.

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The Nature of Gold

An Environmental History of the Klondike Gold Rush

University of Washington Press

A profound and compelling exploration of how the economic and political culture of the 1890s shaped the rush for gold in the Yukon and Alaska.

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Art Quantum

The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2009

Edited by James Nottage; By Published with the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis
University of Washington Press

Essays by five Eiteljorg Fellowship artists aim to situate the larger issue of Native identity in the contemporary art world, beyond the blood quantum laws that have been used to determine an individual's inclusion in a Native group.

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China Watcher

Confessions of a Peking Tom

University of Washington Press

An illuminating memoir by Richard Baum, a senior China scholar and sometime policy advisor, that reflects on forty years of learning about and interacting with the People's Republic of China.

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Broken Ground

A Novel

University of Washington Press

A construction project in the Oregon desert has far-reaching political and moral implications in this modern classic by John Keeble.

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The Northern Region of Korea

History, Identity, and Culture

Edited by Sun Joo Kim
University of Washington Press
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Dance Lest We All Fall Down

Breaking Cycles of Poverty in Brazil and Beyond

University of Washington Press

Brimming with honesty and grace, this book unfolds the story of this remarkable alliance, showing how friendship, when combined with courage, insight, and passion, can transform dreams of a better world into reality.

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Seeking Refuge

An Environmental History of the Pacific Flyway

University of Washington Press

Seeking Refuge examines the development and management of refuges in the wintering range of migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway, the subject of recent contentious debates over water usage.

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Better than the Best

Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2000

University of Washington Press

Thirteen black athletes describe how they succeeded in the face of often daunting odds, including economic barriers and racist attitudes and practices.

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A Year in Lapland

Guest of the Reindeer Herders

University of Washington Press

This lyrical memoir of adjusting to life as a reindeer herder is a rare insider's account of the Saami people of Swedish Lapland.

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Tipi

Heritage of the Great Plains

University of Washington Press

Richly illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs and artwork, this book reveals the history and significance of the tipi from the 1830s to the present.

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Iceland Imagined

Nature, Culture, and Storytelling in the North Atlantic

University of Washington Press

A cultural and environmental history that explores the unusual geography, saga narratives, language, culture, and politics, of the North Atlantic landscape to analyze the region’s modern transformation.

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Seattle Geographies

University of Washington Press

Seattle Geographies explores the human geography of the city and region to examine why Seattle is Seattle.

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Open Spaces

Voices from the Northwest

University of Washington Press

These cutting-edge essays and articles collected from Open Spaces magazine provide thoughtful readers with new ways to understand the Pacific Northwest region, themselves, and many of the major issues of our time.

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Building New Pathways to Peace

University of Washington Press

Building New Pathways to Peace considers both old concepts of tolerance, shalom, and wa, and the relatively new concepts of human security, multiculturalism, and transnationalism, to elucidate impediments to and necessary conditions for actualizing peace.

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Darwin’s Pharmacy

Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noösphere

University of Washington Press

This book inquires into the swarm of ontological, epistemological, and ethical questions provoked by psychedelic experience in the context of global ecological crisis.

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Toxic Archipelago

A History of Industrial Disease in Japan

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The Fishermen's Frontier

People and Salmon in Southeast Alaska

University of Washington Press

"As David Arnold makes clear in his marvelous book The Fishermen's Frontier, Alaska possesses a rich and problematic history as 'the self-proclaimed last frontier.'" -- Agricultural History

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Albert Bierstadt

Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast

Seattle Art Museum, University of Washington Press

This book reveals the fact within the fiction of Bierstadt's 1870 painting "Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast."

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Before Seattle Rocked

A City and Its Music

University of Washington Press

In this tribute to musicians, Kurt Armbruster tells the musical history of Seattle, from the impact of the radio on the psychology of making music in boom and bust times, to the influence of the Musicians Union.

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How to Work in Someone Else's Country

University of Washington Press

Drawing on thirty years of experience as an international consultant in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific, Ruth Stark provides guidance for anybody preparing to work in a foreign country.

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Torture

Power, Democracy, and the Human Body

University of Washington Press

World-renowned scholars explore the definition and legitimacy of torture through multiple lenses: the boundaries of legitimate political violence; its effects on human and social bodies; visual and artistic representations; dehumanization; complicity and ethical boundaries.

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Art by the Book

Painting Manuals and the Leisure Life in Late Ming China

University of Washington Press
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Ellavut / Our Yup'ik World and Weather

Continuity and Change on the Bering Sea Coast

University of Washington Press

The result of nearly ten years of gatherings among Yup'ik elders, this comprehensive work documents the qanruyutet (words of wisdom) that guide their interactions with the Bering Sea coastal environment.

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The Environmental Moment

1968-1972

Edited by David Stradling
University of Washington Press

A collection of documents that reveal the significance of the years 1968-1972 to the environmental movement in the United States.

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The Republic of Nature

An Environmental History of the United States

University of Washington Press

Mark Fiege uncovers nature’s presence in religious beliefs, founding documents, presidents, battles, technologies, examining how biophysical conditions have American history.

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The Promise of Wilderness

American Environmental Politics since 1964

University of Washington Press
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The Carbon Efficient City

By A-P Hurd and Al Hurd; Foreword by Denis Hayes
University of Washington Press

The Carbon Efficient City shows how regional economies can be aligned with practices that drive carbon efficiency.

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Klallam Dictionary

University of Washington Press

Tells the unique story of a tribe whose members waged a painful and sometimes bitter twenty-year struggle among themselves about whether to give up their status as a sovereign nation.

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Four Thousand Hooks

A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska

University of Washington Press
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Bartering with the Bones of Their Dead

The Colville Confederated Tribes and Termination

University of Washington Press

Tells the unique story of a tribe whose members waged a painful and sometimes bitter twenty-year struggle among themselves about whether to give up their status as a sovereign nation.

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Icons of Danish Modernity

Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen

University of Washington Press

This lively study brings its central characters to life while offering an original, thought provoking analysis of the origins and permutations of Danish modernism and Danish national identity – issues that continue to be significant in today's multi-ethnic Denmark.

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Out [o] Fashion Photography

Embracing Beauty

University of Washington Press
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Roots and Reflections

South Asians in the Pacific Northwest

University of Washington Press

Uses oral history to examine the experiences of immigrants from South Asia in the Pacific Northwest.

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Different Horrors, Same Hell

Gender and the Holocaust

University of Washington Press
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