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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

University of Washington Press

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

University of Washington Press

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

University of Washington Press

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

University of Washington Press

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

University of Washington Press

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

University of Washington Press
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Yokohama, California

By Toshio Mori; Foreword by Xiaojing Zhou
University of Washington Press

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

University of Washington Press

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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