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1 ABBOTT, CARL; CLUCAS, RICHARD A; CORTRIGHT, JOSEPH; EMSHOFF, BETH; HENKELS, MARK; HIBBARD, MICHAEL; HOLLAND, DAVID; LEWIN, PAUL; MARTIN, SHELIA; ROBBINS, WILLIAM G; SELTZER, ETHAN; SORTE, BRUCE; STEEL, BRENT S; WEBER, BRUCE. Toward One Oregon: Rural-urban Interdependence And The Evolution Of A State.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Every state in the nation has geographic divisions—upstate/downstate, urban/rural, major city/rest of the state—that loom large as barriers to common cause. Toward One Oregon examines the prospects for uniting one geographically diverse state in the years ahead. When Oregon became a state in 1859, its role in the nation and the global economy was quite different than it is today. Boundaries that made sense in the nineteenth century don't always serve twenty-first century needs productively. Current times demand a new, strategic understanding of the state and its role in the nation and the world if its people—all of its people—are to thrive. Oregon, like many states, is faced with recovering and rediscovering a sense of shared purpose as it attempts to meet the needs of its diverse communities, peoples, and landscapes. Toward One Oregon explores Oregon's urban and rural history and assesses the current situation through political, economic, and demographic lenses. The book's contributors include historians, urban planners, journalists, economists, sociologists, and political scientists. They explore the links and splits between urban and rural Oregon and together offer a collaborative path forward—for Oregon and for any state faced with similar, seemingly insurmountable, geographic divisions—using the best of urban and rural policies in strategic and complementary ways. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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2 ANDERSON, LORRAINE & ABBY PHILLIPS METZGER, WITH MAPS BY MONICA DROST. Wild In The Willamette: Exploring The Mid-valley's Parks, Trails, And Natural Areas.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Located between the population centers of Portland and Eugene, Oregon's Willamette Valley boasts rich opportunities for outdoor recreation that are too often overlooked. Wild in the Willamette is a guidebook to the natural treasures of the mid-Willamette Valley, extending far beyond the familiar I-5 corridor. Sprinkled with natural history sidebars and infused with essays by notable local authors, it aims to connect residents and visitors with the best hiking, biking, and paddling opportunities the mid-Valley offers. With a special focus on seven watersheds—the Marys, Calapooia, South Santiam, North Santiam, Luckiamute, Yamhill, and Pudding—as well as the middle portion of the main stem Willamette River, the book describes a range of outings at different levels of challenge. Families with young children, day hikers, long-distance backpackers, kayakers, canoeists, bird watchers, and cyclists alike will find ideas for spending a satisfying afternoon or venturing outside for a multiday trip. Whether choosing a wheelchair-accessible trail, a rugged hike in a wilderness area, a dip in a rocky swimming hole, a paddle on the broad Willamette, or a bike ride through farmland—whether lifetime residents or week-long visitors—outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from detailed notes on the history and ecology of this special place. Armchair travelers will also find reward in the book's literary and natural history offerings. Generously illustrated with maps and keys to the area's many attractions, Wild in the Willamette, a companion volume to the Portland-Vancouver region's Wild in the City, is an essential guide to the natural wonders of Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley. 6 ķ 9, 100+ two-color maps and illustrations, 384 pages. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 APPLEGATE, SHANNON. Skookum: An Oregon Pioneer Family's History And Lore.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Selected for the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission's Literary Oregon: 100 Books 1800-2000 In 1843, brothers Jesse, Lindsay, and Charley Applegate — accompanied by their wives and 22 children — led the first major wagon train from Missouri to Oregon. By the end of the decade, the restless clan had left the "crowded" Willamette Valley and pointed their wagons toward Yoncalla in southern Oregon's Umpqua Valley. There, Charley built an immense two-story frame home — with one side for men, the other for women. The divided house in Yoncalla is at the heart of Shannon Applegate's Skookum, the award-winning chronicle of her pioneer family. With the skill of a historian and the craft of a novelist, Applegate recounts the story of her family over several generations-the dreams, hardships, mysteries, and joys. She looks beyond the well known lives of the Applegate men, in whose honor were named a trail, a town, a river, and a mountain peak, to offer a more intimate history. Skookum gives voice to the women of the family, who, writes Applegate, "as surely as certain stitches… have held the generations together." Her female kin "kept the time" by cherishing and protecting the thousands of family letters, journals, recollections, manuscripts, sketchbooks, and photographs. Tied into bundles and stored for years in chests of aromatic cedar and Douglas fir, these family treasures infuse Skookum's narratives with the powerful presence of the past. Out of these richly detailed sources, Applegate has fashioned a compelling, imaginative saga that brings her extraordinary family and the emerging West dramatically to life. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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4 BASTASCH, RICK. The Oregon Water Handbook: A Guide To Water And Water Management.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"To make a long story short, Oregon's out of easy water." So begins this timely look at how water is managed in Oregon. Rick Bastasch's in-depth examination of Oregon's water law and water issues provides a compelling perspective on a major environmental issue in the American West - the region's diminishing water supply. Starting with answers to the questions of where Oregon's water comes from and how much there really is, The Oregon Water Handbook explores how these water resources are used and what that has meant for Oregon - its people, environment, and economy. Bastasch offers thorough yet accessible explanations of a variety of water issues and controversies, bringing focus and clarity to a murky, complex subject. The book also features a comprehensive index to Oregon's water laws, a detailed listing of the state's water regulations cross-referenced to appropriate agencies, and a glossary of water terms. The handbook offers a key to understanding how we use this precious and scarce resource. It will be valuable to a range of readers, from Oregonians seeking interesting facts about their state's water riches to water specialists and users in need of a handy reference to Oregon's water law. 
Price: 23.94 USD
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5 BERRY, DON; BECKHAM, STEPHEN DOW (INTRODUCTION). A Majority Of Scoundrels: An Informal History Of The Rocky Mountain Fur Company.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
With the skill of a historian, Don Berry set his celebrated trilogy of novels—Trask, Moontrap, and To Build a Ship—in pioneer-era Oregon. In A Majority of Scoundrels, he brings the craft of a novelist to his captivating history of the American fur trade. Berry's fresh and invigorating narrative captures the peak years (1822-1834) of the fur trade in the Mountain West, the period in which the Rocky Mountain Fur Company grew to be "the greatest name in the mountains." These were heady times in which trappers and traders explored the far corners of the western country, disputed territory with Native American tribes and the Hudson's Bay Company, learned the lore of the land, and perfected their drinking, brawling, yarn-spinning, and boasting at the annual rendezvous. With lively prose and an ear for a good yarn, Berry brings to life the principal trappers—colorful figures including Jim Bridger, Hugh Glass (who miraculously survived the mauling of a bear and came back from death to haunt his fellows), champion liar James P. Beckwourth, Joe Meek, Jedediah Smith, Jim Clyman, and many more. Using their journals, business records, and other sources, Berry laces his back-country narrative with an analysis of the power struggle between the St. Louis businessmen who controlled the trade and the trappers. A new introduction by historian Stephen Dow Beckham looks beyond the romantic legends of the mountain men to set A Majority of Scoundrels in the context of recent scholarship on the American West. While Beckham demonstrates just how much our sense of history has changed in the almost fifty years since Berry's work was first published, he also helps readers understand the continuing appeal of the mythology of the fur trade era and the lasting importance of A Majority of Scoundrels. 
Price: 22.04 USD
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6 CONKLING, CHARLES (PHOTOGRAPHY); JACKMAN, E. R. & SCHARFF, JOHN (TEXT). Steens Mountain In Oregon's High Desert Country.
The Caxton Printers, Ltd., Caldwell: 1968. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 
Takes you on an exploration of Steens Mountain of Oregon, and the county in which it stands - Harney County, a county larger than any one of eight eastern states, a big lonesome land more than ten thousand square miles in area, in the sparsely settled semidesert of southeastern Oregon. Highly illustrated in color. 
Price: 46.93 USD
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7 DOUTHIT, NATHAN. A Guide To Oregon South Coast History: Traveling The Jedediah Smith Trail.
Oregon State University Press. 1999. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
One of the state's most spectacular scenic regions, Oregon's southern coast is also rich in history. Fur trade explorer Jedediah Smith, Coos Indian Annie Miner Peterson, lumber baron Louis Simpson, and writer Zane Grey are just a few of the fascinating individuals who helped shape South Coast history. This indispensable guide and reference work opens with an overview of South Coast history, from prehistory to the present. This first section features in-depth looks at the region's native peoples, early exploration, white settlement, Indian-white warfare, the forest industry, transportation, and town development. The second section follows the route taken along the South Coast in 1828 by Jedediah Smith, one of the foremost explorers of the American West. It describes key historic sites from the California/Oregon border to Heceta Head. Drawing on journal entries, the author traces the Jedediah Smith Expedition's advance, and recounts its troubled relations with coastal Indians and its tragic ending. Along the expedition's route, the book profiles the region's many historic places: its archaeological sites, historic buildings, towns, museums, state parks, historic roads, natural areas, shipwrecks, and lighthouses. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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8 HOULE, MARCY; GOETZE, ERIK (MAPS). One City's Wilderness: Portland's Forest Park.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Situated in the rugged hills west of Portland, Oregon, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world and the only city wilderness park in the United States. The park is home to hundreds of native plants and animals and offers more than eighty miles of trails—all within minutes of downtown Portland. This updated and expanded edition of One City's Wilderness provides directions to twenty-nine hikes of varying length, difficulty, and scenery, covering every trail within the 5,100-acre park. Each hike is accompanied by new, full-color maps, and a fold-out, full-color map of the entire park is included inside the back cover. Marcy Houle shares the history of Forest Park, introduces the people who fought to preserve it, and explores the role stewards play today. She describes the park's critical wildlife corridor, its exceptional watersheds, and its important native interior forest habitat. She encourages people of all ages to take an "All Trails Challenge"—learning about the unique nature of the park by exploring every trail. For its recreational and educational opportunities as well as its extraordinary natural beauty, Forest Park is unquestionably America's premier urban forest. One City's Wilderness, in its updated third edition, continues to be the authoritative, complete guide to Portland's greatest natural resource. * Full color trail maps for 29 hikes * Fold-out color map of entire park * 84 color photographs of native plants and birds * Park history, geology, watersheds, vegetation, and wildlife * Bird, plant, and mammal checklists 
Price: 18.95 USD
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9 JOHNSON, CHARLES K. Standing At The Water's Edge: Bob Straub's Battle For The Soul Of Oregon.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Standing at the Water's Edge chronicles the life of a unique, and perhaps unlikely, political figure in Oregon history: former Governor Robert W. Straub. A man of intelligence, drive, creativity, and fascinating contradictions, Straub overcame personal challenges and inevitable comparisons to his charismatic predecessor and friendly Republican rival, Tom McCall, to have a lasting impact on Oregon and the nation. Charles Johnson shares insights into Straub's significant legacy, focusing on his leading role in the state's financial and environmental issues and his influence on McCall. Johnson also reveals much of Straub's warm personal story, along with his secret struggles, including his battle with depression while governor. Standing at the Water's Edge offers rich descriptions of other intriguing political figures of the time as well, capturing the flavor of what has been called Oregon's political "golden age" of the sixties and seventies —created in part by the symbiotic relationship between Straub and McCall—and describing how and why it ended. An essential addition to the literature about Oregon's political leaders, Standing on the Water's Edge will be of interest to historians, political scientists, and to general readers interested in Oregon's history. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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10 KOPP, JAMES J. Eden Within Eden: Oregon's Utopian Heritage.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon has long been a destination for those seeking new beginnings. Since the establishment of the Aurora Colony in 1856, the state has been the home of nearly three hundred communal experiments. Eden Within Eden is the first book to survey this utopian history, from religious and Socialist groups of the nineteenth century to ecologically conscious communities of the twenty-first century. James Kopp examines Oregon's communal history in the framework of utopian and communal experiences across America. Eden Within Eden provides rich detail about utopian communities - some realized, some only planned - many of which reflect broader social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Oregon's history. From the dawn of communal groups in Oregon - the German Christian colony at Aurora - to Oregon's most infamous communal experiment - Rajneeshpuram - Kopp describes the range of attempts to establish ideal communities in the state. These include the Jewish agrarian colony of New Odessa in the 1880s as well as the "new pioneers" of the 1960s who captured the spirit of the counterculture and gave voice to growing concerns about the environment. Kopp explores other areas of Oregon's utopian heritage as well, including literary works and idealistic city planning. The book's appendix is a rich compilation that will guide students, scholars, and other interested readers to additional information on the profiled - and many other - communities. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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11 MAY, GLENN ANTHONY. Sonny Montes And Mexican American Activism In Oregon.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
With Sonny Montes and Mexican American Activism in Oregon, Glenn May makes a major contribution to the literature on Oregon and Chicano history. On one level a biography of Oregon's leading Mexican American activist, the book also tells the broader story of the state's Mexican American community during the 1960s and 1970s, a story in which Sonny Montes had an important part. Montes played a key role in the birth of a Chicano Movement in Oregon during the 1970s, a movement that coalesced around the struggle for survival of the Colegio Cesar Chavez, a small college in Mt. Angel, Oregon, with a largely Mexican American student body. Montes led the community in collective action—sit-ins, protest marches, rallies, prayer vigils—always with a consistently high level of Chicano support. The actions received wide media attention, making Sonny Montes a visible public figure. By viewing Mexican American protest between 1965 and 1980 through the prism of social movement theory, May's book deepens our understanding of the Chicano Movement in Oregon and beyond as well as providing a much-needed account of the Mexican American community in Oregon during that time period. Sonny Montes will appeal to readers interested in modern social movements, Mexican American history, and Pacific Northwest history. It is an essential resource for scholars and students in those fields. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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12 MCKAY, FLOYD J. Reporting The Oregon Story: How Activists And Visionaries Transformed A State.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon entered a new era in 1964 with the election of Tom McCall as Secretary of State and Bob Straub as State Treasurer. Their political rivalry formed the backdrop for two of Oregon's most transformative decades, as they successively fought for, lost, and won the governorship. Veteran Oregon journalist Floyd McKay had a front-row seat. As a political reporter for The Oregon Statesman in Salem, and then as news analyst for KGW-TV in Portland, McKay was known for asking tough questions and pulling no punches. His reporting and commentaries ranged from analysis of the "Tom and Bob" rivalry, to the Vietnam War's impact on Senators Wayne Morse and Mark Hatfield and the emergence of a new generation of Portland activists in the 1970s. McKay and his colleagues were on the beaches as Oregon crafted its landmark Beach Bill, ensuring the protection of beaches for public use. They watched as activists turned back efforts to build a highway on the sand at Pacific City. Pitched battles over Oregon's Bottle Bill, and the panic-inducing excitement of "Vortex"—the nation's only state-sponsored rock festival—characterized the period. Covering the period from 1964-1986, McKay remembers the action, the players and the consequences, in this compelling and personal account. As major actors fade from the scene and new leaders emerge, McKay casts a backwards glance at enduring Oregon legends. Half a century later, amid today's cynicism and disillusionment with media, politics, and politicians, Reporting the Oregon Story serves as a timely reminder that charged politics and bitter rivalries can also come hand-in-hand with lasting social progress. Reporting the Oregon Story will be relished by those who lived the history, and it will serve as a worthy introduction to Oregonians young and old who want a first-hand account of Oregon's mid- twentieth-century political history and legislative legacy. 6 ķ 9, 30 black and white photographs. 288 pages. FLOYD J. MCKAY was a leading journalist at The Oregon Statesman in Salem, and as news analyst at KGW-TV in Portland. For his work as a reporter and producer of documentaries, he won the DuPont-Columbia Broadcast Award, the "Pulitzer Prize of Broadcasting." He holds a PhD in Media History from the University of Washington. He was a Nieman Fellow in journalism at Harvard University and taught journalism at Western Washington University. McKay lives in Bellingham, Washington. 
Price: 20.85 USD
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13 OATES, DAVID; ASHWORTH, WILLIAM; BRAGDON, DAVID; CONKLING, GARY; HASSIN, DAVID; IBURG, HOLLY; LEMELSON, ERIC; MOORE, KATHLEEN DEAN; RODGERS, KELLY; SPAGNA, ANA MARIA. City Limits: Walking Portland's Boundary.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"I walked all the way around Portland, along the invisible line called the Urban Growth Boundary. Where the dotted line followed rivers--the Sandy, the Clackamas, the Willamette, the Columbia--I went in a kayak. But it was mostly just a long walk on city streets and rural two-lanes… I journeyed intermittently for two years and two months." Portland's Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) was designed to hold the bursting metropolitan area in check while protecting Willamette Valley orchards and fields from sprawling suburbia. Since the inception of growth boundaries as a key component of Oregon's progressive land-use system in the 1970s, Portland has evolved into one of the nation's most successful and distinctive cities. David Oates traveled the 260-mile boundary that defines Portland to discover how the UGB has contributed to that success. City Limits is his engaging and thought-provoking record of the journey. From conversations with the people he encounters on his walks, Oates comes to view the UGB as a long-running experiment in community control over development. But in recent years, the growth boundary has come under fire from developers, property rights advocates, and other critics. Just after Oates completed his walks, a statewide vote gutted Oregon's land-use laws. Oates explores these issues of community and conflict on the UGB in the company of various individuals he sometimes invites along for the day's walk--artists, writers, urban planners, environmentalists, developers, a politician, a wine grape grower. Reflecting Oates?s belief in the power of community and collaboration, many of their thoughts and writings about the experience are included in the book. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 OATES, FOSTER. Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures In Small Towns Of The Northwest.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Small towns punctuate the landscape of Oregon and Washington. They burrow in crinkles of hills, sit alongside mighty rivers, survive in desert canyons and sagebrush plains, dot the fertile Willamette Valley, and perch at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. In Discovering Main Street, Foster Church reveals the unexpected and unique pleasures of exploring small towns, what he calls "the last frontier of American tourism." Organized by region—Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, and Southern Washington—the profiles in Discovering Main Street begin with route tips and end with comments on where to stay and eat. Church's engaging narratives provide history, highlights, and insights into each of the nearly fifty profiled communities. A useful introduction summarizes Church's recommendations for a small town visit, which include hanging out at the local cafe, attending a school sports event, and hiking the surroundings—because without exception, small towns in the Northwest are set in hauntingly beautiful environments, from stark deserts to deep, mossy forests. Discovering Main Street provides an alternative to the outdoor adventure guides that dominate bookshelves in the Northwest. It will appeal to armchair travelers, to Northwest enthusiasts, and to any curious explorers seeking adventure in hidden—and unexpected—places. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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15 OBERRECHT, KENN. Oregon Coastal Access Guide: A Mile By Mile Guide To Scenic And Recreational Attractions.
Oregon State University Press. Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon is renowned not only for the natural beauty of its coastline but also for its enlightened tradition of publicly owned and protected beaches. The revised and updated Oregon Coastal Access Guide is essential for anyone exploring the nearly four hundred miles of coastline that lie between the Columbia River and the California border. Now revised and updated, the Access Guide offers a north-to-south tour of Oregon's Pacific edge, with extensive mile-by-mile coverage of scenic U.S. Highway 101. It provides a convenient and reliable reference on where to go, how to get there, and what to expect, including * Thorough descriptions of beaches, parks, forests, campgrounds, boat ramps, picnic areas, and hiking and equestrian trails * Details on and directions to natural areas, from estuaries and lakes to dunes and headlands * Up-to-date information on outdoor recreation, including angling, crabbing, clamming, boating, whale watching, golfing, photography, surfing, and cycling * Features on a range of topics, including history, weather, tides, marine and coastal wildlife, cultural attractions, and historic coastal bridges * Listings of resources to help travelers plan and enjoy their trips Kenn Oberrecht's detailed knowledge of the Oregon coast--he has driven thousands of miles on coastal roads and hiked hundreds of miles on beaches and trails--informs every page of this indispensable guide. 
Price: 21.80 USD
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16 PALMER, TIM WITH DRAWINGS BY WILLIAM E. AVERY. Field Guide To Oregon Rivers.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2014. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Despite Oregon's watery reputation, the state has lacked a field guide for its many celebrated rivers and streams—until now. Preeminent river conservationist, photographer, and author Tim Palmer's Field Guide to Oregon Rivers is an unprecedented reference that profiles 120 waterways throughout the state, from the Alsea to the Williamson. Field Guide to Oregon Rivers offers travelers, outdoor enthusiasts, and resource professionals an interpretive approach to the state's network of waterways. The book begins with a natural history of Oregon's rivers— geology, climate, hydrology, plants, animals, and ecology. Then in ten chapters organized by watersheds, Palmer presents portraits of individual rivers, with a summary of its character, notes about its nature and fish, and comments about ongoing threats along with protection efforts. He points to opportunities for seeing the river, hiking along its shores, fishing, and exploring by canoe, kayak, raft, or drift boat. The guide concludes with a series of appendices addressing the Best River Running, the Best Hiking Along Rivers, the Best Fishing, Oregon's Finest Natural Rivers, and more. With fifty illustrations identifying common riparian plants and animals, and 150 of Palmer's award-winning photographs showcasing the variety and grandeur of Oregon's magnificent rivers estate, this volume is an ideal outdoor companion for all Oregonians and visitors to the state. 5 ķ 8 inches, Full Color Photographs. Illustrations, Index, Maps, Appendices, Sources, 320 pages. Tim Palmer has been exploring, researching, photographing, and writing about the rivers of Oregon and America for forty years. His twenty-two books include Rivers of America, Field Guide to California Rivers, and Oregon: Preserving the Beauty and Spirit of the Land. He was named "one of the 10 greatest river conservationists of our time" by Paddler magazine, and one of the "100 greatest paddlers of the past century." For his writing and photography he was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Rivers. "Many of North America's truly great rivers flow in and through Oregon. This book is an essential tool for anyone who paddles, fishes, explores and wants to understand the natural history—and challenges—facing these amazing waterways. Thanks to Tim Palmer, now we have a field guide worthy of Oregon's rivers." —John DeVoe, Executive Director of WaterWatch of Oregon "This densely packed 320-page gem more aptly could be called a gotta-have-it for anyone who loves the outdoors... If you are expecting a Wikipedia-like collection of cut-and-paste entries, you're in for a very pleasant surprise from Palmer, who writes with the eyes of both a conservationist and passionate outdoorsman." —Henry Miller, Salem Statesman Journal "Until the release of Field Guide to Oregon Rivers, by Tim Palmer, there's never been a field guide that encompasses the entire state. He doesn't just write about the legendary waterways, but includes the lesser known, including the Williamson, Chewaucan, Wood and other wondrous waterways ... For people wanting to learn more about Oregon's stunning network of waterways, Field Guide to Oregon Rivers is a great addition to any bookshelf."-Lee Juillerat, Basin Outdoors 
Price: 23.70 USD
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17 PALMER, TIM. Rivers Of Oregon.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"Rivers are the essence of Oregon," writes award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer. In over 140 brilliant photos and evocative, informative text, Rivers of Oregon captures the life, the beauty, and the magic of Oregon's remarkable array of waterways. The book's engaging essays address the nature and ecology of flowing waters, the joy of travel on these lifelines of the planet, and the historic saga of Oregonians' commitment to preserve, protect, and restore the best of their state for future generations. Rivers of Oregon captures the beauty and the intrinsic qualities of the state's irresistible riverscapes like no other book has done. From the underwater view and from the refuge of riparian forests, from the seat of a canoe or raft and from distant mountain summits, readers will gain new perspectives on the extraordinary features that provide us with water, with life, and with scenes whose loss would leave us deeply impoverished. Join this celebrated photographer, author, conservationist, and river guide on a journey of discovery that will change the way you think about flowing water and the alluring paths it makes across our land. 9 ķ 9, 143 color photographs, Map, Index, 176 pages. Tim Palmer has been exploring, researching, photographing, and writing about the rivers of Oregon and America for forty years. His twenty-two books include Rivers of America, Field Guide to California Rivers, and Oregon: Preserving the Beauty and Spirit of the Land. He was named "one of the 10 greatest river conservationists of our time" by Paddler magazine, and one of the "100 greatest paddlers of the past century." For his writing and photography he was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Rivers. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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18 PETERSON DEL MAR, DAVID. Oregon's Promise: An Interpretive History.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A concise and compelling general history, Oregon's Promise explores familiar and neglected people and movements in the state's history, while challenging readers to view Oregon's past, present, and future in a new way. The words "Oregon history" conjure up images of Lewis and Clark and rugged pioneers. In Oregon's Promise, David Peterson del Mar shows that the explorers' impact was both different from and less significant than commonly assumed, and that the state's settlers were much more varied, contentious, complicated, and interesting than conventional heroic stereotypes would suggest. The book's many themes revolve around Peterson del Mar's consideration of how Oregonians have attempted to build a prosperous and just society. He examines both the traditional center of Oregon history and its often overlooked margins-the people who have struggled to be included in Oregon's promise. The author is both a respected historian and an engaging writer, with a talent for explaining Oregon's past in a way that will appeal to all readers, from natives to newcomers, from students to scholars. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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