University of Washington Press
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.
A History of Survival in the Mountain West, 1820-1920
Encounters in Avalanche Country, 1820-1920 tells the story of mountain communities' responses to disaster over a century of social change and rapid industrialization.
Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats
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.
Science and the Politics of Global Warming
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.
The Art of Tibetan Medicine
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.
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.
Communities on Nature’s Edge
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.
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.
The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan
Architecturally unique, Kyrgyzstan’s dramatically sited cemeteries reveal the complex nature of the Kyrgyz people’s religious and cultural identities.
An Analysis of Form, New and Updated 50th Anniversary Edition
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.
From magnificent traditional arts to fascinating artist's houses and from sleek contemporary museums to idiosyncratic galleries, museums are the perfect gateway to discover Japan's culture both past and present.
Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest
Forest Under Story offers an illuminating and multifaceted way of understanding the ecology and significance of old-growth forests, and points the way toward a new kind of collaboration between the sciences and the humanities to better know and learn from special places.
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