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.
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
Watching Wildlife in the City
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.
Seasons of Work and Identity on the Oregon Coast
A Pictorial History of Early Oregon Sports
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
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.
An American Legacy
On the 100th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, this is a celebration of America’s premier system of protected rivers nationwide, with 160 stunning photos and text that tells the colorful history of this vital program.
Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood
A rare, first-person narrative by the last-known speaker of the Tualatin Northern Kalapuya, discussing life on an Oregon reservation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A Global Environmental History of the Second World War
The Long Shadows is the first book-length work to offer global perspectives on the environmental history of World War II. Based on long-term research, the selected articles represent the best available studies in different fields and countries. With contributions touching on Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, the book has a truly global approach.
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