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A Sneak Peak at Spring Books, Part 2

February 1, 2013

We're pleased to share a preview of five more books coming this spring from OSU Press.

Land Snails coverLand Snails and Slugs of the Pacific Northwest, the long-awaited, comprehensive guide to snails and slugs of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and western Montana, will finally be available to naturalists in need  of a definitive reference. Author Thomas E. Burke includes 280 full-color photographs by William P. Leonard, plus range maps, identification keys, and species accounts for most species.

With California Condors in the Pacific Northwest, Jesse D'Elia Condors coverand Susan M. Haig have created a vital reference documenting the iconic avian scavenger's history in the Pacific Northwest and exploring the challenges—and possibilities—of reintroduction. The book includes a foreword by leading condor researcher Noel Snyder and illustrations by Ram Papish.

Escaping coverIn his autobiography, Escaping into Nature: The Making of a Sportsman-Conservationist and Environmental Historian, wildlife conservationist and environmental historian John Reiger shares his story of finding a cause and a calling rooted in his love of angling and hunting. Reiger, who found solace in nature as a young boy in an abusive family setting, interrupted his career as an academic to serve as director of the Connecticut Audubon Society. His story illuminates an important aspect of the United States' history.

Philosopher Charles J. List examines whether hunting and List coverfishing—when understood and practiced in an ethical manner—lead to the development of environmental virtue in his new book, Hunting, Fishing, and Environmental Virtue: Reconnecting Sportsmanship and Conservation.

Holdfast coverAnd OSU Press is pleased to bring back into print Kathleen Dean Moore's classic collection of essays, Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World. Her new afterword to this edition makes an important statement about the new responsibilities of nature writers as the world faces the consequences of climate change. Join us for a celebration of the book on May 11, 2013, 7 pm, at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library's Community Meeting Room.

 

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