Praise for Our Books

Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

Brian Allen Drake

"Drake's analysis succeeds in highlighting the complex and contradictory ways that conservatives have engaged in modern environmentalism . . . [he] contributes both to the growing literature on the rise of the conservative Right and to studies on the American environmental movement, an intersection that has been explored by few other scholars." - American Historical Review

"[An] important examination of the relationship between conservatism and environmentalism." - Alaska Dispatch News

"Original and wide-ranging research . . . [that] fills the void in the history of the environmental movement." - Pacific Northwest Quarterly

Building a Sacred Mountain: The Buddhist Architecture of China's Mount Wutai

Wei-Cheng Lin

"Reflects a remarkably ambitious and rigorous scholarly undertaking. It illustrates the reciprocal relationship between a unique geographic phenomenon and a sensitive and enlightened human response. The wide-ranging and exhaustive research that supports this book will give it enduring value to a wide range of scholars." - Choice

"A must read for any reader interested in Buddhist arts and architecture, or the history of East Asian religious traditions, Building a Sacred Mountain is a superb piece of scholarship and a model of appreciation for the integral relationships between religion and the arts." - Religion and the Arts

How to Read the American West: A Field Guide

William Wyckoff

" If you like to travel the American West, put this book on your holiday gift list . . . even the experienced Western traveler will come away with new ways to look at familiar places." - Oregon Historical Quarterly

"William Wyckoff, a professor of geography at Montana State University and talented photographer, has created a strange, fascinating and often humorous book that surveys our modern American landscape, both natural and human-built." - Cascadia Weekly

Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

David Hall

"With Beneath Cold Seas, David Hall highlights his work in the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest, home of the diverse and visually spectacular marine life of this cold-water ecosystem. From tiny, candy-striped shrimp to giant Pacific octopus, rockfish schooling among kelp to orchid sea stars, Hall's stunning photographs reveal both the symbiotic and predatory relationships that can be found in these waters." - e-Morfes

Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats

Dawn Day Biehler

"Biehler demystifies how pest populations have been systematically mapped onto marginalized populations and illustrates a history that has been largely neglected . . . the book is accessible to non-professional readers as it is a quick and simple read that is nevertheless extremely informative." - Human Ecology

"[This] exemplary work of interdisciplinary history . . . demonstrates how the ecologies of these pests and the efforts to eliminate them were intertwined with social tensions and political struggles throughout the twentieth century."
- Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Nisei Daughter

Monica Sone

"Sone reminds us that the anti-Japanese sentiment and threat of war [was] looming over them . . . but it doesn't stop the family members from going forward with their lives - showing the kind of strength we all wish we had."
- Northwest Asian Weekly

Encounters in Avalanche Country: A History of Survival in the Mountain West, 1820-1920

Diana L. Di Stefano

"Encounters in Avalanche Country is written in a lively manner that will be enjoyed by the general public while being well documented for the scholar. This book could be used in classes on the American West, environmental history, legal history, and more, or given as a gift to anyone interested in the settling of the Mountain West." - Environmental History

The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy

Todd Meyers

"Central to this compelling ethnographic monograph, as indicated by its subtitle, is what the author calls the 'afterlife' of therapy: what happens to teenagers following buprenorphinetreatment? . . . There is much to recommend here for scientists concerned with what happens to the substances they develop once they have left the walls of the laboratory, and how young lives are impacted and changed in the process." - The Biologist

Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia

Edited by Robert T. Boyd, Kenneth M. Ames, and Tony A. Johnson

"This mature and welcome work provides lifelong academic insights concerning complex hunter-gatherers, regional social networks, ethnogenesis of modern Chinooks, comparisons of highly varied research, and strong voices of living Chinooks." - Western Historical Quarterly

Klallam Dictionary

Timothy Montler

"Timothy Montler's Klallam Dictionary is much more than a listing of words in Klallam and English. It is a beautiful, solid volume of information that has potential to be useful to a wide range of people . . . from historians and language learners and teachers to linguists." - BC Studies