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Winter 2023

Top 10 stories for 2023

2023 was a busy year. Master Gardeners turned 50. The Pac-12 imploded. The editors of Washington State Magazine published a book. As the year comes to a close, here’s a look back at Washington State Magazine’s top 10 stories of 2023, in order of most-viewed according to Google Analytics.

From the president (Winter 2023) President Kirk Schultz discussed the impact of all schools save for WSU and Oregon State University pulling out of the Pac-12 in his letter to readers.
AI for wildlife conservation (Spring 2023) AI wrote this story about the implications of AI for wildlife conservation with a little … » More …

Butch Cougar in front of a pile of books
Spring 2021

What to read: Offerings from WSU Press

Here’s a round-up of reading recommendations featuring 11 titles curated by the staff at WSU Press.

Be Brave, Tah-hy!: The Journey of Chief Joseph’s Daughter by Jack R. Williams with illustrations by Jo Proferes (2012). Exquisitely illustrated and rich with depictions of Nimiipuu Dreamer culture, Tah-hy’s young voice narrates this novel about the harrowing 1877 flight of the Nez Perce.

Edge of Tomorrow: An Arctic Year by Sam Wright (1998). Living in a hand-built, 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin in the Brooks Range of Alaska 100 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Wright records his experiences and thoughts through seasonal changes, as he and his wife spend … » More …

Book - Briefly Noted
Summer 2017

Briefly noted


Atomic Geography: A Personal History of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation

Melvin R. Adams

WSU Press: 2016

One of the first environmental engineers at Hanford recalls his two decades of study of both the toxic soil and water at the nuclear site, and the wildlife and plants that thrive on the 586 square miles of central Washington desert. Adams helped determine the initial scope of the soil cleanup at Hanford, among other projects there. He shares his perspectives on leaking waste storage, the obsession with safety, and the paradoxical nature of a place that’s a sprawling wildlife refuge and one of the most complex environmental … » More …