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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Wading for Bugs

Exploring Streams with the Experts

Oregon State University Press

Field stories from aquatic biologists that reveal what it’s like to study stream insects and to make discoveries that could help stream health and conservation.

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Public Lands, Public Debates

A Century of Controversy

Oregon State University Press

This environmental history explores the history of conservation thinking and the development of a government agency with stewardship as its mission.

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Oregon Plans

The Making of an Unquiet Land-Use Revolution

Oregon State University Press

Oregon Plans provides a rich, detailed, and nuanced analysis of the origins and early evolution of Oregon’s nationally renowned land-use planning program.

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Wild Delicate Seconds

29 Wildlife Encounters

Oregon State University Press

Twenty-nine concise and poetic micro-essays that share chance encounters with wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.

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Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau

The Jesuit, the Medicine Man, and the Indian Hymn Singer

Oregon State University Press

Explores the role of song as a transformative force in the twentieth century.

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Asserting Native Resilience

Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis

Oregon State University Press

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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Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

Oregon State University Press
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The Columbia River Treaty Revisited

Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty

Edited by Barbara Cosens
Oregon State University Press

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.

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Walking Distance

Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Ellie’s Log

Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

By Judith L. Li; Illustrated by M.L. Herring
Oregon State University Press

An engaging blend of science and storytelling for 8-12 year olds.

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Land Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

A full illustrated, comprehensive field guide to snails and slugs of the Pacific Northwest.

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Holdfast

At Home in the Natural World

Oregon State University Press

Renowned essayist, naturalist, and philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore muses on that which holds us to place.

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Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue

Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation

Oregon State University Press

Philosopher and sportsman Charles List argues that practicing field sports leads to the development of environmental virtues.

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Pacific Northwest Cheese

A History

Oregon State University Press
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Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food

Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Salmon, People, and Place

A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery

Oregon State University Press

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.

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Collared

Politics and Personalities in Oregon's Wolf Country

Oregon State University Press
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The Field Guide to Sedges of the Pacific Northwest, Second Edition

Oregon State University Press

An updated and revised edition of the authoritative field guide to Pacific Northwest sedges.

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The Next Tsunami

Living on a Restless Coast

Oregon State University Press

The compelling tale of how scientists discovered what we now know about earthquakes and tsunamis on the Northwest coast of the US – and what we are and aren’t doing about it.

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Slow News

A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Oregon State University Press

A timely and provocative book that proposes a “Slow News” movement, presenting the author’s rules for a "balanced and nutritious daily news diet."

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