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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Governing Oregon

Continuity and Change

Oregon State University Press

Governing Oregon presents a broad and comprehensive picture of Oregon government and politics as we approach the start of the third decade of the twenty-first century, shedding light on the profound changes that have remade Oregon politics in recent years. The book also seeks to make it clear that much has also remained the same. The editors of this collection have relied upon leading scholars from six different Oregon universities, current and former state leaders in Oregon’s executive and judicial branches, and individuals involved in tribal government and policymaking to tell the ongoing story of government in Oregon.
 

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Salmon is Everything

Community-Based Theatre in the Klamath Watershed, 2nd Edition

Oregon State University Press

A unique interdisciplinary resource for high school and college level courses in environmental studies, Native American studies, and theatre arts education.

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Giving Back

Research and Reciprocity in Indigenous Settings

Edited by R. D. K. Herman
Oregon State University Press

This book addresses the critical question of reciprocity in the research process, especially (though not exclusively) in regard to working with Indigenous Communities.  This transdisciplinary collection is edited by geographer R.D.K. Herman of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and includes essays by a wide variety of international practitioners at various stages of their careers, from several different countries.

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Raw Material

By Oregon State University Press
Oregon State University Press

What begins as a knitter’s search for local yarn becomes a dirty, unlikely, and irresistible new career, as the author leaves her high-tech job for a new way of life considered long dead.

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Wild Migrations

Atlas of Wyoming's Ungulates

Oregon State University Press

The migrations of Wyoming’s hooved mammals—mule deer, pronghorn, elk, and moose—between their seasonal ranges are some of the longest and most noteworthy migrations on the North American continent. Wild Migrations presents the previously untold story of these migrations, combining wildlife science and cartography. Facing pages cover more than 50 migration topics, ranging from ecology to conservation and management, enriched by visually stunning graphics and maps, and an introductory essay by Emilene Ostlind.
 

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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, dropped out from newspaper work, ends up at a new hippie commune in the mountains in the late 1960s, but his luck holds. As he falls in love with the place, he moves into the local community, where people have a checkered opinion of hippies, but it’s the kind of 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

Annie and her son Riley are devastated by the loss of Riley’s father Jack, who has disappeared into an Eastern Oregon wilderness. Together with their Native and non-Native neighbors on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, they uncover the stories that help them solve the mystery of Jack’s disappearance as they become part of this community.
 

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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

This book shares stories of Hawaiian fishing families on the rural north east shore of island of Kauaʻi, a place many visit but few really see, inviting readers to think about how we all can be connected to and by place, along with the responsibilities this connection carries.  This book offers teachings for living in conscious relationships with the natural world, without letting our desire for connection devour the places we love and the communities who are their keepers.
 

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Penguins in the Desert

Oregon State University Press

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to breed at Punta Tombo, Argentina, along a windswept edge of the Patagonian desert, and for more than three decades, biologist Dee Boersma has joined them. Penguins in the Desert follows both the penguins and Boersma through a season of their remarkable lives. 

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Homing Instincts

Oregon State University Press

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.

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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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A Primer for Computational Biology

Oregon State University Press

A Primer for Computational Biology aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a data-rich world. The text covers accessing and using remote servers via the command-line, writing programs and pipelines for data analysis, and provides useful vocabulary for interdisciplinary work.

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