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Book details early hop history, key settler’s influence

By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – In 2015 Washington state supplied 75 percent of the U.S. hop harvest. This important agricultural commodity’s early Northwest cultivation can be traced to remarkable 1852 Oregon Trail pioneer Ezra Meeker, and Washington State University Press has just released a new title that unfurls the story.

Exxon Valdez book wins Western writers award

By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – A book about the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill won the Western Writers of America 2015 Spur Award in the Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction category. “Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster” also is a finalist in the annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the […]

Mount St. Helens book merges science, eyewitness accounts

By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of Earth’s largest terrestrial landslide in historical times – a result of a restless volcano and a uniquely violent eruption. The top of Mount St. Helens plowed into Spirit Lake, throwing water 860 feet above lake level, a great inland […]

Authors at Bookie this week for CUB opening

PULLMAN – WSU Press and the Bookie will join the CUB opening celebrations all this week with author presentations and book signings each day from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Bookie’s new location.   Wednesday, Sept.3, will feature “Tracking Ancient Footsteps” co-author Dr. Timothy Kohler, along with honoree Dr. William D. Lipe, one of the […]