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.
Travels in a Restless World
John Haines spent the better part of two decades traveling the world: biking through Tibet, kayaking the length of the Niger River, taking the Trans-Siberian Express from Beijing to East Berlin. Various friends and compatriots—frequently from his hometown of Laramie, Wyoming—accompanied Haines on his trips. In 1999, everything changed. While leaping from a moving train in the Czech Republic—something he’d done many times in many places—Haines fell and broke his neck. Damage to his spine left him without use of his legs and radically changed his life.
In the years since, Haines has added writer to a resume that already included baker and banker. In Never Leaving Laramie, he pulls stories about traveling into an exploration of home: How a rural home fueled and sustained a worldview. How beauty and danger blend together with humility and ego. How itchy feet combine with the comfort of home in Laramie, a tough railroad town turned college town and a launchpad for wanderers. Throughout, Haines returns to ideas of rivers and movement. He ends with a chapter on a different kind of travel, reflecting on how his accident did and did not change him and the varied ways that people can move through the world.
Defense Spending and International Trade in the Pacific Northwest Since World War II
An examination of select federal and state-level politicians in the Pacific Northwest in the post-World War II era, exploring how individuals secured the economic expansion of the Pacific Northwest.
Nature in Spiritual Practice
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.
Lives Transformed by Oregon
Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast
A Pictorial History of Early Oregon Sports
Where the Wildlife Live
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.
The Oregon Method
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.
Continuity and Change
Research and Reciprocity in Indigenous Settings
Atlas of Wyoming's Ungulates
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.
How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge
Local Histories in Central Oregon
Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California
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.
Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s-1970s
From Oceanographer to University President
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