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.
Exploring Language and Culture in the Pacific Northwest
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.
Experiences of the Malheur-Steens Country
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.
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.
The Ethnobotany of the Quinault and Neighboring Tribes
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.
Essays on Absence
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.
The 1962 Columbus Day Storm
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.
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.
As told by Wilson Wewa
This collection includes twenty-one legends of the Northern Paiutes as told by Wilson Wewa, historian and spiritual leader of the Northern Paiutes on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon.
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