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UW Press Eagerly Awaits Tri-West Virtual Book Exhibit with a Round-Up of New Regional Titles

We are eager to connect with our regional book buying community during the Tri-West Virtual Book Exhibit, a combined event for three regional booksellers associations. Please visit our virtual booth here.

For those interested in booking an appointment with one of our sales representatives during the virtual exhibit, we are represented in the following territories by:

Kurtis Lowe
kurtis@booktravelerswest.com
Pacific Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA)

William Gawronski
wgawronski@earthlink.net
West (AZ, CA, NM, NV)

Kevin Kurtz
kk2841@columbia.edu
Midwest (CO, KS, NE, OK, SD)

We have many exciting regional titles that we are looking forward to sharing with local bookstores. Here is a collection that highlights some of these important new books:

Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle

By Daudi Abe

Foreword by Sir Mix-A-Lot

“A vital and long overdue survey of how this great city in the Pacific Northwest sampled and remixed an art form born on the East Coast and made it their own. Abe has crafted a work that not only presents hip hop in Seattle, but also is the biography of a community that learned how to win on its own terms.”—Kevin Powell, author of When We Free the World and a forthcoming biography of Tupac Shakur

The Grizzly in the Driveway: The Return of Bears to a Crowded American West

By Rob Chaney

“Chaney writes with pith and pizzazz, and goes deep into understanding nature’s difficult relationship with people. This book is an incisive and motivating look into the future. It asks whether these brown bruins can be tolerated at levels reflecting their biological needs, meeting shifting ecological landscapes and our diverse American cultural pathways.”—Joel Berger, author of Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the World

Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast: The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia

By Collin Varner

Published with Heritage House

A concise regional guide to more than 200 plants with nutritional and medicinal uses. Practical and user-friendly, Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast is an indispensable guide for beginning and experienced foragers alike.

Birds of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Guide, 2nd Edition

By Tom Aversa, Richard Cannings, and Hal Opperman

Published with Heritage House

“An essential reference for birders west of the Continental Divide , particularly for intermediate and advanced observers.”—Western Birds: The Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists

After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens

By Eric Wagner

“This is a superb look at scientists and science at work.”—Publishers Weekly

“Like the seeds of lupine, Mount St. Helens is fortunate that such a writer landed on its soil, turning desolation into fertile ground.”—Natural History Magazine

Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas

By Gerry Smyth

Illustrated by Jonny Hannah

Published with the British Library

Reintroduces the traditional sea shanty for a new generation. Recently released films such as Fisherman’s Friend and Blow the Man Down demonstrate a reinvigorated interest in this long-standing maritime tradition, and Gerry Smyth is well-positioned to present this compilation of sea shanties, their backgrounds, and their accompanying musical notation.

The Great Quake Debate: The Crusader, the Skeptic, and the Rise of Modern Seismology

By Susan Hough

“Hough is the ideal author for this story, being a seismologist herself, steeped in the history of her trade, and a masterful raconteur. Whether it’s how to reopen the economy after a pandemic or what to do about climate change, the great quake debate was a precursor to modern tussles between science and policy.”—Callan Bentley, geologist, Northern Virginia Community College

The Port of Missing Men: Billy Gohl, Labor, and Brutal Times in the Pacific Northwest

By Aaron Goings

“Persuasively challenges a century-long belief: did the maritime labor activist at the largest lumber port in the world really deserve an enduring reputation as a monstrous serial killer? Goings provides the defense that Billy Gohl never got in court. What a welcome labor history lesson from the Pacific Northwest!”—Karen Blair, editor of Women in Pacific Northwest History

The River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish

By BJ Cummings

“An amazing historical reflection on the Duwamish River and surrounding lands, which also addresses the pollution that affected both Natives and settlers.”—Cecile A. Hansen, chairperson of the Duwamish Tribe

“Cummings brings the river and its history to life in a chronicle of colonization, neglect, and rebirth. A must-read for anyone who wants to know the story flowing through Seattle.”—David R. Montgomery, author of King of Fish and The Rocks Don’t Lie

Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America along the Oregon Desert Trail

By Ellen Waterston

“Readers of Oregon’s local history, advocates of the environment, and high desert dwellers on the left and right side of the aisle will connect with this book. In Waterston’s classic voice that imparts her immense research while speaking to readers like a friend, Walking the High Desert is an important addition to Oregon’s literature about place.”—Bend Magazine

Anticipating Future Environments: Climate Change, Adaptive Restoration, and the Columbia River Basin

By Shana Lee Hirsch

“An important early intervention in our understanding of how climate change affects restoration practice and environmental management globally.”—Rebecca Lave, Indiana University

The Whale and the Cupcake: Stories of Subsistence, Longing, and Community in Alaska

By Julia O’Malley

Foreword by Kim Severson

Published with the Anchorage Museum

“Through this book, [O’Malley] doesn’t merely introduce us to Alaskan foods, she discovers the soul of Alaska itself.”—Anchorage Daily News