"With The Shadows of Owls,
novelist John Keeble has unleashed a sprawling storm of a novel that has all
the elements of a Northwest classic. Keeble has crafted an armchair-gripping
eco-thriller that is broad and generous in its portrayal of ordinary people
caught in the grip of unchecked power."
"The extent of reforestation in the American Northeast is nothing short of remarkable, especially considering that it is the most urbanized region of the nation. Once 75 percent deforested, the region is now 75 percent forested. In this elegant volume, Ellen Stroud asks how that happened and finds unexpected answers." -
"Ellen Stroud . . . explores the Northeast's interconnected urban and rural spaces and invites readers to reconsider old assumptions about their separateness. Nature Next Door is essential reading for scholars and citizens interested in the relationship between urban and rural history." -
"Ellen Stroud offers a compelling historical explanation for the return of America's northeastern forests. Historians, land managers, and elected officials would do well to consider the historical and continuing relationship between forests, towns, and cities in America's Northeast. Stroud's excellent book offers an instructive path into the woods." -
"His expertise shines in this pithy, entertaining book, which concludes with a sober assessment of the future for this species, one of only three truly Arctic cetaceans, in a warming world." -"Anthropology, conservation, biology and local cultural and economic considerations blend effortlessly in this account. Ultimately the reader comes away with a profound awareness of the complications involved in maintaining in perpetuity a long lived species whose behavioral and ecological circumstances ironically leave it vulnerable to anthropogenic perturbations." - American Association for the Advancement of Science
"Beautifully illustrated with color images and detailed maps, this work makes a fine contribution to trail studies. The Meek Cutoff is a handsome addition to the library of Oregon Trail Studies and should grace the shelves of all students of the subject." -
"The well-honed prose tells a good story and one is encouraged to turn the pages to see what happens next. This is not only a very readable book but an important record of a particular type of fishing." -"Four Thousand Hooks says a lot about our ability to meet extraordinary challenges, and suggests that maybe we're all stronger and more capable than we realize. [It's] filled with fascinating details of the fishing life, makes for awfully good reading." -
"A beautifully photographed guide to the history, geology and notable spots along the spectacular highway through the North Cascades." -"His ruminations are brief but wide-ranging enough to spur curiosity and tempt the reader to do more exploration, whether in books or on foot. The North Cascades Highway should awaken a new perspective and remind us . . . what a privilege it is to have such ready access to such rugged mountains." -
"Grandia revela como la historia de las luchas de los q'eqchi's contra el cercamiento de sus tierras puede contribuir a una mayor comprension de los cercamientos de las tierras comunales a favor de las empresas en todo el mundo." -"The book is well crafted and clearly written . . . a significant contribution to environmental anthropology and an important ethnography about the Q'eqchi'."
"Mark Fiege re-frames the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred . . . and points to a different version of history that prompts us to reconnect with fundamental forces that shaped the American experience." -
"The essays are particularly provocative in the questions they raise about laws and policies - most notably, village consolidation, the Peace Preservation Law, and thought conversion - that were applied to both Japan and Korea but with very different results." -
"This selection of 45 letters by the first Catholic Bishop of Walla Walla provides a view of early Washington history through the eyes of an intelligent and perceptive cleric and administrator." -
"Kimberly Jensen has written an incredibly rich, exhaustively researched biography. A simple narrative chronology of this exceptional woman would alone be exciting to read. But Jenson gives us so much more." -
"Kimberly Jensen sheds new light on the life of Esther
Pohl Lovejoy, an Oregon activist whose legacy continues well beyond the
campaign for suffrage."
"Duane Pasco: Life as Art, a lavish coffee-table book, examines his unlikely career as a white sculptor-carver working in and helping to revive Northwest Coast Native American traditions. The work, beautifully reproduced in this volume, speaks for itself." -
"From elaborate mixed-media masks to decorative totem poles, the artist's works and words convey the richness of a beautiful artistic tradition." -
"This is an excellent tribal case study of the kind and
caliber needed for further understanding of the termination era. It shows how
complicated, intense, and permutable the positions and arguments on
termination could be among Native groups. It shows how Native individuals
played crucial and diverse roles in affecting tribal outcomes in regard to
termination and expansive federal policy."
"These poems showcase Petersen's talent for picking out the smallest details - a stitch, a brushstroke, a drop of water - in travels, myth, the routine of everyday life, and wringing insight from them." -