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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Two Paths Toward Sustainable Forests

Public Values in Canada and the United States

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Eva Emery Dye

Romance with the West

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Above the Clearwater

Living on Stolen Land

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Up All Night

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Now Go Home

Wilderness, Belonging, and the Crosscut Saw

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Trask

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Bradford Washburn

A Life of Exploration

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Troubled Intimacies

A Life in the Interior West

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Waging War on the Home Front

An Illustrated Memoir of World War II

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Moontrap

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To Build a Ship

Oregon State University Press

In To Build a Ship, Don Berry explores the extent to which a man can betray himself and his morality for a dream or an obsession. It's the story of a handful of settlers who take up land in the fertile Tillamook Bay Valley in the early 1850s-defiant dreamers battling the wilderness. With impenetrable mountains at their backs and the open sea as their sole road to trade, they are suddenly isolated from the outside world when the only captain willing to enter their harbor dies. With the survival of their new settlement threatened, they decide to build their own schooner.

At first the challenge brings out the best in the men, but soon the tensions inherent in this monumental task engulf them. Obstacles accumulate and complications mount: a death, a murder trial, trouble with restive Indians, and finally a travesty of justice. Excitement, shock, and gripping drama mark this story of men pushed to the point of madness as they see the Morning Star of Tillamook slowly take shape on the wild Pacific shore.

Don Berry's three novels about the Oregon Territory — Trask, Moontrap, and To Build a Ship — are as rich and compelling today as when they were first published more than 40 years ago. The new OSU Press editions of these books include an introduction by Jeff Baker, book critic for The Oregonian.

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Natural Enemy, Natural Ally

Toward An Environmental History of War

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Tongass, Second Edition

Pulp Politics and the Fight for the Alaska Rain Forest

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Birds of Washington

Status and Distribution

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Place Matters

Geospatial Tools for Marine Science, Conservation, and Management in the Pacific Northwest

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Sandal and the Cave, The

The Indians of Oregon

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Work, Welfare, and Politics

Confronting Poverty in the Wake of Welfare Reform

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Best Essays NW

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Skookum

An Oregon Pioneer Family’s History and Lore

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Good Wood

Growth, Loss, and Renewal

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Jumptown

The Golden Years of Portland Jazz, 1942-1957

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Ever Blooming

The Art of Bonnie Hall

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Following the Nez Perce Trail, 2nd ed

A Guide to the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail with Eyewitness Accounts

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Down in My Heart

Peace Witness in War Time

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Hidden Forest, The

The Biography of an Ecosystem

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Grail, The

A year ambling & shambling through an Oregon vineyard in pursuit of the best pinot noir wine in the whole wild world

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City Limits

Walking Portland's Boundary

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Upstream

Sons, Fathers, and Rivers

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Majority of Scoundrels, A

An Informal History of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company

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Oregon Indians

Voices from Two Centuries

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Birds of Oregon

A General Reference

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Corvallis Trails

Exploring the Heart of the Valley

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Long Journey

Contemporary Northwest Poets

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Oregon Water Handbook, The

A Guide to Water and Water Management

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Empty Nets

Oregon State University Press

Empty Nets is a disturbing history of broken promises and justice delayed. It chronicles a native people's fight to maintain their livelihood and culture in the face of an indifferent federal bureaucracy and hostile state governments. In 1939, the U.S. Government promised to provide Columbia River Indians with replacements for traditional ...

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Little Lucky, The

A Family Geography

Oregon State University Press

"When you live in an old house, the remodeling and rehabilitatingnever end. I guess the same is true when you belong to a family."A ruined old schoolhouse and a loving, troubled family are at theheart of The Little Lucky, a reflec tion of the many ways in which aplace can shape and be shaped by family. In discerning and nimbleprose, Gail ...

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Prairie Keepers, The, 2nd ed

Secrets of the Zumwalt

Oregon State University Press

In the remote northeast corner of Oregon lies the ruggedly beautiful Zumwalt Prairie. A wild expanse of untilled ground covering nearly two hundred square miles, the Zumwalt is almost entirely managed by cattle ranchers. It also is home to one of the highest concentrations of hawks in North America, including red tailed, ferruginous, and ...

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Forest of Time

A Century of Science at Wind River Experimental Forest

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The Wind River Experimental Forest has been called the cradle of forestry in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in southwest Washington, the forest is a nexus of groundbreaking discoveries in forest genetics and ecology, and is one of more than seventyfive Forest Service landscapes across the U.S. devoted ...

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The First Oregonians, Second Edition

Oregon State University Press

In 1991, the Oregon Council for the Humanities published The First Oregonians, the only single-volume, comprehensive history of Oregon's Native Americans. A regional bestseller, this collaborative project between the council, Oregon tribes, and scholars served as an invaluable reference for teachers, scholars, and general-interest readers ...

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Children of the Fur Trade

Forgotten Metis of the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University Press

During the first half of the 19th century, a unique subculture built around hunting and mobility existed quietly in the Pacific Northwest. Descendants of European or Canadian fathers and Native American mothers, these mixed-blood settlers--called M©tis--were pivotal to the development of the Oregon Country, but have been generally ...

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To Harvest, To Hunt

Stories of Resource Use in the American West

Oregon State University Press

To Harvest, To Hunt is a rich collection of writings that reveals how diverse peoples have valued and used natural resources throughout the history of the American West. Drawing on family letters, oral traditions, historical records, and personal experience, the book's contributors offer readers new perspectives on the land they live on, ...

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Teaching Oregon Native Langauges

Edited by Joan Gross
Oregon State University Press

In a world where over half of the remaining six thousand languages will most likely disappear by the end of the century, attention has finally begun to focus on the struggles of indigenous people to save their languages. Lack of knowledge concerning the vast linguistic diversity of Oregon's languages has been a major obstacle to language ...

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Here There Nowhere

Paintings by Michael Brophy

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Linus Pauling

Scientist and Peacemaker

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Oregon Coastal Access Guide, Second Edition

A Mile by Mile Guide to Scenic and Recreational Attractions

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