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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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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The Alternate Route

Oregon State University Press
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Native Space

Geographic Strategies to Unsettle Settler Colonialism

Oregon State University Press
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Grass Roots

A History of Cannabis in the American West

Oregon State University Press
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Eleanor Baldwin and the Woman's Point of View

New Thought Radicalism in Portland’s Progressive Era

Oregon State University Press
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Legible Sovereignties

Rhetoric, Representations, and Native American Museums

Oregon State University Press
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Dangerous Subjects

James D. Saules and the Rise of Black Exclusion in Oregon

Oregon State University Press
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The People's School

A History of Oregon State University

Oregon State University Press
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Legends of the Northern Paiute

as told by Wilson Wewa

By Wilson Wewa; Edited by James A. Gardner; Compiled by James A. Gardner; Introduction by James A. Gardner
Oregon State University Press
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Wild and Scenic Rivers

An American Legacy

Oregon State University Press
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My Life, by Louis Kenoyer

Reminiscences of a Grand Ronde Reservation Childhood

By Louis Kenoyer; Introduction by Henry Zenk; Translated by Jedd Schrock and Henry Zenk
Oregon State University Press
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