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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Breaking Chains

Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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

Oregon State University Press
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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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Voodoo Vintners

Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers

Oregon State University Press
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Pathfinder

Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

Oregon State University Press

Pacific Northwest Trail founder Ron Strickland shares his stories about and from the trail.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Oregon

A Field Guide

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Among Penguins

A Bird Man in Antarctica

Oregon State University Press

An adventurous and witty account of bird scientist and photographer Noah Strycker’s stay at a remote field camp in the Antarctic studying Adélie penguins.

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Thunder Tree

Lessons from an Urban Wildland

Oregon State University Press
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Potluck

Community on the Edge of Wilderness

Oregon State University Press
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Remembering the Power of Words

The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator, and Community Leader

Oregon State University Press
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