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.
Religious Activists in Pacific Northwest History
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.
Jewish Oregonians, 1849–1950
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.
A Photographic History of Oregon State University
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.
Women Making History in the Pacific Northwest
Shaping the Public Good restores a missing piece of Pacific Northwest history by demonstrating the part that women—“the famous, the forgotten, and all the women in between”—have always played in establishing their families and building communities.
Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions
The inspiring true story of a singular woman who was not afraid to take risks, who refused to compromise her principles in the face of enormous opposition and adversity, and who paid a steep personal price for living by her convictions.
Diary of a Citizen Scientist looks at new ways of engaging in the world—Sharman Apt Russell explores the world of citizen science from her personal study of the Western red-bellied tiger beetle to the online crowdsourcing of Galaxy Zoo.
An updated and revised edition of the authoritative field guide to Pacific Northwest sedges.
Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future
Why should people should grow their own food, cook it themselves, and share it with others? A historian shares his personal story, sprinkled with lessons drawn from history.
A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery
A respected salmon expert takes salmon recovery programs to task and proposes changes to renew and strengthen the relationships among salmon people and place and put salmon on the path to recovery.
Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People
Robert and Martha Manning relate personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, and useful tips on thirty of the world’s great long-distance hikes in this richly illustrated and inspiring volume.
Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty
An edited volume on the history of the 1964 Columbia River Treaty between the United States and Canada, the changes within the Columbia Basin since 1964 and the reasons for review of the Treaty.
Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis
Timely collection of writings on the controversial subject of the climate crisis from the perspective of indigenous peoples of the Pacific Rim.
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