This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act, which now protects more than 100 million acres of wild lands in the United States from development.
As events across the United States celebrate this landmark legislation, the University of Washington Press is proud to offer a number of new and backlist titles that deepen and contextualize conversations about wilderness.
Most recently, we published The Wilderness Writings of Howard Zahniser by Mark Harvey. Zahniser was the key architect of the Wilderness Act and his impassioned writings serve as a timely reminder that wilderness is a core American value and should be protected accordingly. Harvey is also the author of an acclaimed biography about Zahniser, Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act.
In September, we'll publish Wilderburbs: Communities on Nature's Edge by Lincoln Bramwell, chief historian of the USDA Forest Service. In the book, Bramwell examines the growing trend of building affluent housing developments on the edges of wild places and the range of human and environmental hazards that often accompany that trend.
Jean Meaux's In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909 was featured in the "Best of the Best from the University Presses" panel at the American Library Association annual conference in June. It also appears alongside several other UW Press books in the bibliography of University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries, 24th Edition.
The University of Washington Press announces a new Northwest Writers Fund, established to support regional creative nonfiction. To contribute to the fund or for more information, please contact Beth Fuget (206-616-0818, email@example.com).
Now available: Fall 2014 Catalog