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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Children and Other Wild Animals

Notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air, bobcats, fishers, mascots, Charles Darwin, newts, sturgeon, roasting squirrels, parrots, elk, foxes, tigers and various other zoolog

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Morning Light

Wildflowers, Night Skies, and Other Ordinary Joys of Oregon Country Life

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Field Guide to Oregon Rivers

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The Brightwood Stillness

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Trying Home

The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound

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The Nude Beach Notebook

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"Therefore, Choose Life..."

An Autobiography

Oregon State University Press

"Therefore Choose Life..." is an engaging and moving autobiography of Portland, Oregon psychiatrist, scholar, and Holocaust survivor Dr. Moisey Wolf, raised as an Orthodox Jew in Warsaw and eastern Poland.

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Slow News

A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Oregon State University Press

Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer is a timely and provocative proposal for a revolution against instant news and for a “Slow News” movement.

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Ancestral Places

Understanding Kanaka Geographies

Oregon State University Press

Ancestral Places is a revealing journey through the language and practices of a traditional knowledge system, offering a Hawaiian epistemological framework that enhances our understanding of place.

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To Win the Indian Heart

Music at Chemawa Indian School

Oregon State University Press

To Win the Indian Heart: Music At Chemawa Indian School  is an exploration of the crucial role music played at the longest-operating federal boarding school for Indian children—both as a tool of assimilation and resilience.

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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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Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest

Second Edition

Oregon State University Press

The second edition of Field Guide to the Sedges of the Pacific Northwest is a newly updated, expanded, and revised edition of the authoritative guide to the genus Carex in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Next Tsunami

Living on a Restless Coast

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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

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Salmon, People, and Place

A Biologist's Search for Salmon 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

Oregon State University Press

A history of cheese in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History  uncovers the rich tradition of cheesemaking from the earliest fur traders to modern-day small farmers.

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Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue

Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation

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Ava Helen Pauling

Partner, Activist, Visionary

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Holdfast

At Home in the Natural World

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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
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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

At the heart of Walking Distance: Extraordinary Hikes for Ordinary People are firsthand descriptions of thirty of the world’s best long-distance hikes on six continents—including personal anecdotes, historical backgrounds, and useful tips—accompanied by stunning full-color photographs and maps.

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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

The Columbia River Treaty Revisited, with contributions from historians, geographers, environmental scientists, and other experts, facilitates conversation about the impending expiration, aiding efforts to understand changes in the basin since the treaty was passed, to predict future changes, and to determine whether alteration of the treaty is ultimately advisable.

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Voyage of a Summer Sun

Canoeing the Columbia River

By Robin Cody; Afterword by Robin Cody
Oregon State University Press

In Voyage of a Summer Sun, Robin Cody tells the story of his 82-day solo canoe trip down the Columbia River, from its source in Canada to its mouth in Astoria. This first OSU Press edition includes a new afterword by the author.

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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
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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

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Multnomah

The Tumultuous Story of Oregon's Most Populous County

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