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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Listening at Outlook Creek

Nature in Spiritual Practice

Oregon State University Press

Explores the tenuous character of the human relationship to the natural world in the twenty first century, arguing that contact with specific places is necessary for fostering a sense of meaning and fulfillment in today’s high-tech world.

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Ricky's Metropolis

Watching Wildlife in the City

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

With the help of new friends, young citizen scientists Ricky and Ellie discover a fascinating variety of wildlife and habitats during their weekend visit to the city of Portland, where they map out wildlife connections and make contributions to regional databases.

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Northwest Voices

Exploring Language and Culture in the Pacific Northwest

Edited by Kristin Denham
Oregon State University Press

This engaging volume for both general readers and language scholars brings together research and perspectives from linguistics, history, and cultural studies to help readers understand how and why language is of utmost importance to the past, present, and future of the Pacific Northwest.

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Edge of Awe

Experiences of the Malheur-Steens Country

Illustrated by Ursula K. LeGuin; Foreword by William Kittredge; Edited by Alan L. Contreras
Oregon State University Press

Along with poems by Ursula K. LeGuin, this anthology comprises primarily personal essays related to the experiences of the writers in the Malheur-Steens region of Oregon, known for its birding opportunities as well as the 2016 armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Field Guide to the Grasses of Oregon and Washington

Oregon State University Press

A field guide to all the native and introduced grasses known to grow in the wild in Oregon and Washington. To aid identification, it provides identification keys, species descriptions, color photographs (including microscope photos of small parts), and distribution maps.

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Gifted Earth

The Ethnobotany of the Quinault and Neighboring Tribes

By Douglas Deur and The Knowledge-holders of the Quinault Indian Nation
Oregon State University Press

Based upon the knowledge and wisdom of traditional plant users, this guide features more than seventy species and a glossary, providing detailed information on the use of plants for food, medicines, and materials.

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Same River Twice

The Politics of Dam Removal and River Restoration

Oregon State University Press

Tells the stories of three major dam removal projects to show how stakeholders navigate the political landscape.

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The Eclipse I Call Father

Essays on Absence

Oregon State University Press

A collection of essays ranging across topics as diverse as marriage, Japanese poetry, Craftsman design, Old English riddles, racism, extinction, fatherhood, mountaineering, predatory mega-fauna, street fighting, trains, the Great Depression, and the effects of climate change.

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Salmon is Everything

Community-Based Theatre in the Klamath Watershed, 2nd Edition

Oregon State University Press

A unique interdisciplinary resource for high school and college level courses in environmental studies, Native American studies, and theatre arts education.

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Raw Material

By Oregon State University Press
Oregon State University Press

What begins as a knitter’s search for local yarn becomes a dirty, unlikely, and irresistible new career, as the author leaves her high-tech job for a new way of life considered long dead.

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Ellie's Strand

Exploring the Edge of the World's Largest Ocean

Oregon State University Press

In this sequel to Ellie's Log (2013) and Ricky's Atlas (2016), Ellie and her friend Ricky explore marine ecology on the Oregon Coast.

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A Deadly Wind

The 1962 Columbus Day Storm

Oregon State University Press

Veteran journalist John Dodge tell stories of tragedy and heroism, loss and resilience, in the aftermath of the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, which plowed a path of destruction from the San Francisco Bay Area to British Columbia.

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Son of Amity

Oregon State University Press

Three lives in ruin cross paths on the downtrodden grid of a small Oregon town. This is the story of how they earned their lives back through the promise of a five-year old boy.

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Beyond the Rebel Girl

Women and the Industrial Workers of the World in the Pacific Northwest, 1905-1924

Oregon State University Press
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Beginner’s Luck

Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains

Oregon State University Press

A clueless big-city guy ends up at a hippie commune in the Klamath Mountains in the late 1960s – a place where people help each other out, even if they don’t always agree.

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All Coyote’s Children

Oregon State University Press

This novel explores the complexities of cultural inheritance in a small rural community at the far edge of Oregon, where whites and Native Americans coexist.

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Kaiaulu

Gathering Tides

Oregon State University Press

These stories of Hawaiian fishing families on the rural north east shore of island of Kauaʻi are from a place many visit but few really see.

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Penguins in the Desert

Oregon State University Press

Most people wouldn’t think to look for penguins in a hot desert, but every year along a windswept edge of coastal Patagonia, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to rear their young at Punta Tombo, Argentina, the largest penguin colony in the world outside of Antarctica.

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Homing Instincts

Oregon State University Press

This collection of personal essays based on pivotal moments in the author’s life in New York City and Oregon explores the ways we define “home.”

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Native Space

Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism

Oregon State University Press
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