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The University of Washington Press (UWP) is the nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the University of Washington. The Press has published approximately 4,400 books, of which about 1,400 are currently in print. From the beginning, the Press has reflected the University’s major academic strengths. Building on those strengths, the Press has achieved recognition as the leading publisher of scholarly books and distinguished works of regional nonfiction in the Pacific Northwest. The Press has especially distinguished lists in Asian studies, Middle East studies, anthropology, Western history and biography, environmental studies, and natural history.

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A Storied Wilderness

Rewilding the Apostle Islands

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Narwhals

Arctic Whales in a Melting World

University of Washington Press

This stunning book reveals the world and plight of the most unusual and least-studied of the large whales, the northernmost whale on the planet and the one most threatened by global warming.

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A Principled Stand

The Story of Hirabayashi v. the United States

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For the first time, tells in Gordon Hirabayashi’s own words the story of the Supreme Court case that in 1943 upheld the mass removal of Japanese Americans from the West Coast, vacated on appeal in 1987.

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In Pursuit of Alaska

An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909

Foreword by Stephen Haycox; Edited by Jean Morgan Meaux
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Free Boy

A True Story of Slave and Master

University of Washington Press

This is the heroic story of a thirteen-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada on the West’s underground railroad.

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North Pacific Temperate Rainforests

Ecology and Conservation

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Penguins

Natural History and Conservation

University of Washington Press

Lavishly illustrated, this book includes the most current knowledge on each of the eighteen penguin species written by the leading experts in the field.

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The North Cascades Highway

A Roadside Guide

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The Shadows of Owls

A Novel

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In a literary thriller about science, power, and the lives of ordinary people, John Keeble tells the story of a woman whose passion for her work puts herself and her family at serious risk.

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Encounters in Avalanche Country

A History of Survival in the Mountain West, 1820-1920

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Encounters in Avalanche Country, 1820-1920 tells the story of mountain communities' responses to disaster over a century of social change and rapid industrialization.

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Pests in the City

Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats

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This story of flies, bedbugs, cockroaches, and rats reveals that such creatures thrived on lax code enforcement and the marginalization of the poor, immigrants, and people of color.

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Behind the Curve

Science and the Politics of Global Warming

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In Behind the Curve, Joshua Howe explores the history of global warming from its roots as a scientific curiosity to its place at the center of international environmental politics.

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Bodies in Balance

The Art of Tibetan Medicine

Edited by Theresia Hofer
University of Washington Press

Bodies in Balance is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the triangular relationship of the Tibetan art and science of healing (Sowa Rigpa) with Buddhism, and arts and crafts.

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Offspring of Empire

Koch’ang Kims and the Colonial Origins of Korean Capitalism, 1876-1945

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Confronting Memories of World War II

European and Asian Legacies

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Family Revolution

Marital Strife in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Visual Culture

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Yokohama, California

By Toshio Mori; Foreword by Xiaojing Zhou
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First published collection of short fiction by a Japanese American writer, showing the 1940s through linked stories.

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Skookum Summer

A Novel of the Pacific Northwest

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Hart weaves together a gripping and suspenseful plot with richly observed Pacific Northwest history and a vivid picture of a community on the brink of change.

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My Fight for a New Taiwan

One Woman's Journey from Prison to Power

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Citizen 13660

By Miné Okubo; Introduction by Christine Hong
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Return to the Land of the Head Hunters

Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka'wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema

By Aaron Glass; Foreword by Bill Holm; Edited by Brad Evans
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A Landscape of Travel

The Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China

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Verse Going Viral

China's New Media Scenes

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Daughter of Good Fortune

A Chinese Peasant Memoir

By Huiqin Chen, with Shehong Chen; Introduction by Delia Davin
University of Washington Press

The only book-length account by a peasant woman of life in post-revolutionary China, very engagingly written with strong text potential.

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Mary Randlett Landscapes

University of Washington Press

Mary Randlett's photographic vision of the Northwest is big-hearted, intricate, and tender – and fully inhabited by the animals, tides, forests, mountains, and spirits that dwell there – and these magnificent photographs are accompanied by text that sheds light on the artist and her work.

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No-No Boy

University of Washington Press

The first new edition of No-No Boy since 1979 presents this important work to another generations of readers.

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Wilderburbs

Communities on Nature’s Edge

University of Washington Press

By looking at wilderburbs in the West, especially those in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, Bramwell uncovers the profound environmental consequences of Americans’ desire to live in the wilderness.

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Mary Randlett Portraits

By Frances McCue; Photographs by Mary Randlett
University of Washington Press

A curated collection of ninety photographs from the more than six hundred portraits she took of Northwest artists, writers, and cultural luminaries, Mary Randlett Portraits documents the region's artistic legacy through one woman's camera lens.

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Swallowing Clouds

A Playful Journey through Chinese Culture, Language, and Cuisine

By A. Zee; Afterword by Linda Rui Feng
University of Washington Press
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Cities of the Dead

The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan

University of Washington Press

Architecturally unique, Kyrgyzstan’s dramatically sited cemeteries reveal the complex nature of the Kyrgyz people’s religious and cultural identities.

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Northwest Coast Indian Art

An Analysis of Form, New and Updated 50th Anniversary Edition

University of Washington Press

Now in full colour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic titles, Northwest Coast Indian Art celebrates the masterworks of Native American artists throughout the region.

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Natural Magic

Salt Prints in North America

University of Washington Press

This book offers new views on the use and employment of the salted paper print in North America.

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Sanyan Stories

Favorites from a Ming Dynasty Collection

Translated by Shuhui Yang and Yunqin Yang; Compiled by Menglong Feng
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Desert Exile

The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family

By Yoshiko Uchida; Introduction by Traise Yamamoto
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Ozette

Excavating a Makah Whaling Village

University of Washington Press

Kirk’s partnership with the Makah tribe in all aspects of work on the site, including this publication, is exemplary and her images are extensive and comprehensive.

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Stars for Freedom

Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement

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Klallam Grammar

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Impressions of Paris

Lautrec, Degas, Daumier

University of Washington Press

Impressions of Paris considers the significant role of three artists in the development of nineteenth-century art in France.

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