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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Ancestral Places

Understanding Kanaka Geographies

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To Win the Indian Heart

Music at Chemawa Indian School

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Turning Down the Sound

Travel Escapes in Washington's Small Towns

Oregon State University Press

In Turning Down the Sound: Travel Escapes in Washington's Small Towns a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist explores America’s “last frontier” of tourism—small towns—profiling over 30 of Washington’s rural communities as potential destinations.

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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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A Deeper Sense of Place

Stories and Journeys of Collaboration in Indigenous Research

Oregon State University Press

This collection of stories, essays, and personal reflections from geographers who have worked collaboratively with Indigenous communities across the globe offers insight into the challenges and rewards of cross-cultural research.

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Bridging a Great Divide

The Battle for the Columbia River Gorge

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Accomplishing NAGPRA

Perspectives on the Intent, Impact, and Future of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

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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

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Meander Scars

Reflections on Healing the Willamette River

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Here on the Edge

How a Small Group of World War II Conscientious Objectors Took Art and Peace from the Margins to the Mainstream

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Pacific Northwest Cheese

A History

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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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Ava Helen Pauling

Partner, Activist, Visionary

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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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Breaking Chains

Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

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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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Escaping into Nature

The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian

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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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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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Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

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The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue

Voices and Images from Sherman Institute

Oregon State University Press

The first collection of writings and images focused on an off-reservation Indian boarding school, The Indian School on Magnolia Avenue shares the fascinating story of this flagship institution. The contributors to the volume tell the story of of how the federal government worked to transform American Indian students into productive farmers, carpenters, homemakers, nurses, cooks, and seamstresses, and how most students survived the agenda of cultural genocide to benefit themselves and the well-being of their communities.

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Oregon Geology

Oregon State University Press

This extensively updated sixth edition of The Geology of Oregon provides a comprehensive treatment of the state's geologic history and includes illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and biographical sketches of notable geologists.

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Aurora, Daughter of the Dawn

A Story of New Beginnings

By J. J. Kopp; Illustrated by Clark Moor Will; Foreword by Jane Kirkpatrick
Oregon State University Press
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Standing at the Water's Edge

Bob Straub's Battle for the Soul of Oregon

Oregon State University Press

Standing at the Water's Edge is a personal and political biography of one of Oregon’s unlikeliest political heroes, former Oregon governor Robert W. Straub. The book reveals Straub's warm personal story, along with his secret struggles, including his battle with depression while governor.

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The Tangled Bank

Writings from Orion

Oregon State University Press
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Multnomah

The Tumultuous Story of Oregon's Most Populous County

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Comrades of the Quest

An Oral History of Reed College

Oregon State University Press
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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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To the Promised Land

A History of Government and Politics in Oregon

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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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Wet Engine

Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart

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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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Finding the River

An Environmental History of the Elwha

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Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies

Oregon State University Press

The first book to present the life histories of the entire butterfly fauna of a North American geographic region.

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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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Light on the Devils

Coming of Age on the Klamath

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Up the Capitol Steps

A Woman's March to the Governorship

Oregon State University Press
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Wild in the City

Exploring the Intertwine: The Portland-Vancouver Region's Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas

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Portland in Three Centuries

The Place and the People

Oregon State University Press
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Toward One Oregon

Rural-Urban Interdependence and the Evolution of a State

Oregon State University Press
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