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.
Local Histories in Central Oregon
Dispatches from the Klamath Mountains
Oregon Pioneer and First Governor of California
Homing Instincts is a collection of personal essays that explores the ways we define “home” at different stages of our lives. Based on pivotal moments in the author’s life in New York City and Oregon, Homing Instincts bridges the gap between where we are and the stories we tell ourselves about where we think we belong.
Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s-1970s
From Oceanographer to University President
Residents, Travelers, and the Landscape of Memory
Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in the World of Learning, 1870–1940
The Poisoning of Idaho's Silver Valley
Livability, Stewardship, and the Challenges of Growth, 1960–1980
Keeping Oregon Green is a new history of the signature accomplishments of Oregon’s environmental era: the revitalization of the polluted Willamette River, the Beach Bill that preserved public access to the entire coastline, the Bottle Bill that set the national standard for reducing roadside litter, and the nation’s first comprehensive land use zoning law. Drawing on extensive archival research, source materials ranging from poetry to congressional hearings, and firmly rooted in the cultural, economic, and political history of the Pacific Northwest, Keeping Oregon Green argues that the state’s environmental legacy is not just the product of visionary leadership, but rather a complex confluence of events, trends, and personalities that could only have happened when and where it did.
An Interpretive Guide to 30 Trails
Fifty Years of Writing for Nature
Searching for Purpose and Place in the West
Published in Cooperation with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
Rivers of Oregon captures the beauty and the intrinsic qualities of the state’s irresistible riverscapes like no other book has done. From the underwater view and from the refuge of riparian forests, from the seat of a canoe or raft and from distant mountain summits, readers will gain new perspectives on the extraordinary features that provide us with water, with life, and with scenes whose loss would leave us deeply impoverished.
A Journey Through the Remotest Place
Mapping a Land on Fire
Exploring the Genius Between Worlds
Albatross and Other Ancestors
How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State
Stories of a Commercial Fisherman
Race, Railroaders, and Murder in the Wartime West
Exploring the Mid-Valley's Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas
Religious Activists in Pacific Northwest History
A Photographic History of Oregon State University
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