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Investigate Boise Research Series

New from Investigate Boise Community Research Series

Half the WorldImage of cover for Half the World book: Refugees Transform the City of Trees (2017)

Nearly 1 out of every 100 people worldwide is a person displaced and seeking asylum, imperiled by persecution and war. Half the World takes measure of that staggering crisis in stories from a city transformed.

“Compelling. Anyone who wants to understand the people we label ‘refugees’ must read this book.”
– Jan Reeves, Director, Idaho Office for Refugees

“Magnificent. The stories inspire equal parts joy and heartbreak. They are essential reading, and are now as much a part of Idaho’s history as any other chronicle.”
– George Prentice, News Editor, The Boise Weekly


Cover of book, "The Other Idahoans"The Other Idahoans: Forgotten Stories of the Boise Valley
(2016)


photo of an old train crossing a bridgeMaking Livable Places: Transportation, Preservation, and the Limits of Growth (2010)


photo of suburban homes at sunsetGrowing Closer: Density and Sprawl in the Boise Valley (2011)


photo of a mother and child and a brick wallDown and Out in Ada County: Coping with the Great Recession, 2008-2012 (2012)


Photo of book cover with cowsLocal, Simple, Fresh: Sustainable Food in the Boise Valley (2013)


photo of a basque man

Becoming Basque: Ethnic Heritage on Boise’s Grove Street (2014)