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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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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Sagebrush Collaboration

How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge

Oregon State University Press

Sagebrush Collaboration examines the militia occupation of Harney County, Oregon, and the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. The book concludes that the militants failed in their objectives in large part because Harney County’s citizens invested decades in building the capacity to collaboratively solve the very problems the militia claimed justified an anti-federal government revolution.
 

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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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Words Marked by a Place

Local Histories in Central Oregon

Oregon State University Press

Words Marked by a Place is a book of interconnected essays engaging from different angles the history and lore of Central Oregon, and reflecting on and exemplifying the theory and practice of local history.

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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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The Troubled Life of Peter Burnett

Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California

Oregon State University Press

Peter Burnett, Oregon pioneer and governor of California, had one of the most impressive resumes of any early leaders in the American West, yet failed at most of his pursuits.  A former slaveholder, he could never seem to get beyond his single-minded goal of banning blacks and other minorities from the West.
 

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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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Speaking for the River

Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s-1970s

Oregon State University Press

Speaking for the River is the first book-length study of Willamette River clean-up efforts from the 1920s through the 1970s. These efforts centered on a struggle between abatement advocates and the two primary polluters in the watershed, the City of Portland and the pulp and paper industry.

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Undercurrents

From Oceanographer to University President

Oregon State University Press

Undercurrents recounts the life and career of John Byrne, who started his career as a geologist for an oil company and ended his career as president of a land-grant university.  Byrne reveals the lessons he learned in the oil industry and in government as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and how he used those lessons in leading Oregon State University as its president.

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The Alternate Route

Oregon State University Press
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Native Space

Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism

Oregon State University Press
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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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Eleanor Baldwin and the Woman's Point of View

New Thought Radicalism in Portland’s Progressive Era

Oregon State University Press
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Legible Sovereignties

Rhetoric, Representations, and Native American Museums

Oregon State University Press
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