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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Portland in Three Centuries

The Place and the People

Oregon State University Press
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Finding the River

An Environmental History of the Elwha

Oregon State University Press
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Public Lands, Public Debates

A Century of Controversy

Oregon State University Press

Nineteen essays from an environmental historian that explore the U.S. system of public lands, the subject of historical struggle and contemporary debate.

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Oregon Plans

The Making of an Unquiet Land Use Revolution

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Wild Delicate Seconds

29 Wildlife Encounters

Oregon State University Press
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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
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Wet Engine

Exploring the Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart

Oregon State University Press
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To the Promised Land

A History of Government and Politics in Oregon

Oregon State University Press
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Asserting Native Resilience

Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis

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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Multnomah

The Tumultuous Story of Oregon's Most Populous County

Oregon State University Press
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The Tangled Bank

Writings from Orion

Oregon State University Press
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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
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 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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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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Ellie's Log

Exploring the Forest Where the Great Tree Fell

By Judith L. Li; Illustrated by M. L. Herring
Oregon State University Press
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Escaping into Nature

The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian

Oregon State University Press
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Holdfast

At Home in the Natural World

Oregon State University Press
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Breaking Chains

Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

Oregon State University Press
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Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue

Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation

Oregon State University Press
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Ava Helen Pauling

Partner, Activist, Visionary

Oregon State University Press
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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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