Books

Seeing Mars on Earth
Seeing Mars on Earth
Kim Stanley Robinson on how the High Sierra has influenced his science fiction.
The revenge of Big Tech
The revenge of Big Tech
When tech companies rule the world, what could go wrong?
Revolution, Coast Salish Style now!
Revolution, Coast Salish Style now!
Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe on accepting failure as a path to creative healing in her debut memoir, ‘Red Paint.’
The forgotten history of wilderness, and a possible future
The forgotten history of wilderness, and a possible future
Mexican American lands were taken upon annexation into the U.S., part of a history that is too often ignored.
Will we share the same dismal fate as glaciers and forests?
Will we share the same dismal fate as glaciers and forests?
Two recent books look at the parallels between human, ecological and societal illness.
The legend of the horned rabbit of the West
The legend of the horned rabbit of the West
Jackalopes have migrated from Wyoming across the nation, but what’s really known about the mythical creature?
A new Northwest anthology finds both terror and magic in the darkness
A new Northwest anthology finds both terror and magic in the darkness
‘Evergreen: Grim Tales & Verses from the Gloomy Northwest’ explores landscapes and life from the Inland Northwest to the Pacific.
How to solve the rural-urban digital divide
How to solve the rural-urban digital divide
The author of ‘Farm Fresh Broadband’ draws on history to chart a better future for rural internet access.
The emotional lives of wolves
The emotional lives of wolves
Biologist Rick McIntyre uses anthropomorphism to tell the story of his subjects.
Books on the West we think you might like
Books on the West we think you might like
Some brand new, some from the shelves, some for the kids and some for you.
The winnowing of winter
The winnowing of winter
As the climate crisis worsens, what will happen to snow?
The ways Afro-Indigenous people are asked to navigate their communities
The ways Afro-Indigenous people are asked to navigate their communities
Two leading scholars discuss the complex relationship between Black and Native people.
Reaching across Colorado’s racial frontiers
Reaching across Colorado’s racial frontiers
Jenny Shank’s new story collection ‘Mixed Company’ reveals racial fault lines in the Centennial State.
Family, culture, politics and heartbreak in the modern West
Family, culture, politics and heartbreak in the modern West
Nawaaz Ahmed’s debut novel ponders endings from beginnings.
Avocados, ants, aardvarks and us
Avocados, ants, aardvarks and us
In his new book, Douglas Chadwick shows how the interconnectedness of all life is the key to inspiring change.
How yellowcake shaped the West
How yellowcake shaped the West
The ghosts of the uranium boom continue to haunt the land, water and people.
Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
Climate change is the ultimate neo-noir subject
The novel ‘Something New Under the Sun’ treats a smoke-filled Los Angeles as its own genre.
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
How will humans live through ecological collapse?
In ‘Believers,’ Lisa Wells profiles ordinary people who want to lead less destructive lives.
The incarcerated women battling wildfires
The incarcerated women battling wildfires
In ‘Breathing Fire,’ Jaime Lowe uncovers the benefits and drawbacks of California’s inmate fire program.
Five shots in Denver
Five shots in Denver
In 2013, anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts shot a man in the Holly, a historically Black neighborhood in Denver. What really happened that night?
How Suzanne Simard changed our relationship to trees
How Suzanne Simard changed our relationship to trees
In ‘Finding the Mother Tree,’ a maverick forest ecologist relates her scientific journey — one that follows in the footsteps of traditional Indigenous knowledge.
Where land use and landscape photography converge
Where land use and landscape photography converge
A would-be museum exhibit, canceled due to COVID, is now collected in the book ‘American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present.’
The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
The everyday violence of Indian Country’s ‘bordertowns’
In ‘Red Nation Rising,’ violence in the communities abutting reservations illuminates colonialism’s continued presence.
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