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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Grass Roots

A History of Cannabis in the American West

Oregon State University Press

Legal or not, marijuana cultivation has long had an impact on the environment and economy of the American West.

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Legends of the Northern Paiute

As told by Wilson Wewa

Edited by James Gardner; As told by Wilson Wewa
Oregon State University Press

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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Wild and Scenic Rivers

An American Legacy

Oregon State University Press

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.

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My Life, by Louis Kenoyer

Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood

Oregon State University Press

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.

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New Strategies for Wicked Problems

Science and Solutions in the 21st Century

Oregon State University Press
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Accidental Gravity

Residents, Travelers, and the Landscape of Memory

Oregon State University Press

This collection of personal essays explores the author’s relationship to the natural world in urban, suburban, and wild places.

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The Long Shadows

A Global Environmental History of the Second World War

Oregon State University Press

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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On the Ragged Edge of Medicine

Doctoring Among the Dispossessed

Oregon State University Press
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Through a Green Lens

Fifty Years of Writing for Nature

Oregon State University Press

A collection of essays from Robert Michael Pyle, spanning five decades of his writing career.

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A Naturalist's Guide to the Hidden World of the Pacific Northwest Dunes

Oregon State University Press

A guide to the plants, animals and ecology of the Pacific dunes, from California to Canada.

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Boundary Layer

Exploring the Genius Between Worlds

Oregon State University Press

An exhilarating mix of natural history, botanical exploration, and philosophical speculation.

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Holy Moli

Albatross and Other Ancestors

Oregon State University Press

A natural history of the albatross woven with the author’s moving homage to her ancestors.

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Ricky's Atlas

Mapping a Land on Fire

Oregon State University Press

Upper elementary kids will love this sequel to Ellie’s Log, in which Ricky documents his discoveries about the ecology of wildfires.

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Living Off the Pacific Ocean Floor

Stories of a Commercial Fisherman

Oregon State University Press
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The Color of Night

Race, Railroaders, and Murder in the Wartime West

Oregon State University Press
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Wild in the Willamette

Exploring the Mid-Valley's Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas

Oregon State University Press
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Outsiders in a Promised Land

Religious Activists in Pacific Northwest History

Oregon State University Press

Outsiders in a Promised Land explores the role that religious activists have played in shaping the culture of the Pacific Northwest, particularly in Washington and Oregon, from the middle of the 19th century onward.

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Embracing a Western Identity

Jewish Oregonians, 1849–1950

Oregon State University Press

Embracing a Western Identity places Jewish history in the larger context of western narratives, challenging the traditional view that the “authentic” North American Jewish experience stems from New York.

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Numbers and Nerves

Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data

Oregon State University Press
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A School for the People

A Photographic History of Oregon State University

Oregon State University Press

A School for the People tells the story of OSU’s nearly 150 years as a land grant institution through more than 500 photographs, maps, documents, and extensive captions.

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