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Media Shelf


The Media Shelf offers a sampling of creative research efforts at the University of Georgia including books, software, recordings, research resources and Web sites.


Santa Makes Housecalls:
Christmas Stories from a Country Vet

by John McCormack, professor emeritus, College of Veterinary
Medicine (Hill Street Press, 2006)

McCormack recalls the hazards and joys of being a country vet during the holidays.



The Chicago Guide to Landing a Job
in Academic Biology

by C. Ray Chandler, professor of biology, Georgia Southern University; Lorne M. Wolfe, professor of biology, Georgia Southern University and Daniel Promislow, professor of genetics, University of Georgia (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

This guide helps students and post-docs navigate the tricky terrain of an academic job search—from the first year of a graduate program to the final negotiations of a job offer.


Democracy and Culture: An African Perspective

edited by Lioba Moshi, professor of comparative literature and director, UGA African Studies Institute and Abdulahi A. Osman, assistant professor of international affairs, School of Public and International Affairs and minor coordinator, UGA African Studies Institute (Adonis and Abbey, 2007)

This anthology examines how African approaches to Western-style democracy currently affect the problems of armed conflict, famine, refugees, human rights violations, environmental degradation and diseases such as HIV/AIDS.


Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia

by Linda G. Chafin, research professional III, Georgia State Botanical Garden; photographs by Hugh and Carol Nourse; illustrations by Jean C. Putnam Hancock (University of Georgia Press, 2007).

Conservation botanist Linda Chafin has put together a comprehensive guide to the state’s rare and endangered plants, illustrated with more than 400 color photographs and 200 detailed drawings.


The Creation-Evolution Debate: Historical Perspectives

by Edward J. Larson, Russell Professor of American History, University of Georgia, and Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law, Pepperdine University (University of Georgia Press, 2007).

The Pulitzer prize-winning historian examines key aspects of the creation-evolution debate in the United States and promotes a more nuanced view of the issues.


Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources

by Gene Helfman, professor emeritus, Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology (Island Press, 2007).

Written in an engaging and accessible style, this reference provides ecologically sound answers to the decline and restoration of freshwater and marine fishes.


Research Tools

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG)

part of the GALILEO virtual library initiative of the Board of Regents, University System of Georgia,

This online resource based at the University of Georgia Libraries provides digital facsimiles of historical and cultural materials from the rare book rooms and archives of Georgia libraries. Users can view over 500,000 digital objects in 90 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies, organized by topic, time period, county, institution and media type.

Blake Digital Text Project

developed and maintained by Nelson Hilton, professor of English and director, Center for Teaching and Learning

This site includes a searchable concordance of William Blake’s works, his complete prose and poetry, hypertext-enabled versions of Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Everlasting Gospel and a bibliography for further reading.



Earth, Air, Fire and Water

produced and directed by David Bryant, public relations coordinator, Georgia Sea Grant Program (Georgia Public Broadcasting, 2002)

Some of the South’s best nature writers and musicians read and perform works that explore the natural world.


Short Road Home

by Ken Ross, professor of entomology (accordion); Daniel Promislow, professor of genetics (guitar, vocals); Paul Matthews, academic professional associate, College of Education (pennywhistle, vocals); Noel Beverley, AB ’98 philosophy (mandolin, guitar, vocals); Emily Matthews, genetics graduate student (pennywhistle); Dale Wechsler, AB ’88 English (fiddle); Andrew Hunt, MA ’06 nonprofit organizations (bodhran); Rich Mullinax (upright bass, vocals) (Independent release, 2006)

This Celtic music ensemble comprised primarily of current and former UGA faculty, staff and students plays lively renditions of the music of Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Appalachia.



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