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



Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World

by Eugene McCarthy, UGA geneticist (Oxford University Press, 2006)

This reference guide provides a comprehensive list of all known avian hybrids — the products of mating between different types of birds — that covers everything from location to fertility and mating behavior.


Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

by Ed Larson, Talmadge Chair of Law and professor of American history. (Random House, 2004)

Larson traces the development of the theory of evolution from its pre-Darwinian foundations to the present day while highlighting the theory’s importance within a cultural context and its revolutionary scientific significance.


“Is This English?” Race, Language and Culture in the Classroom

by Bob Fecho, professor of language and literacy education. (Teachers College Press, 2004)

Using his experiences in an urban classroom, Fecho explores race, language and culture against the backdrop of literacy education.


The Times and Trials of Anne Hutchinson: Puritans Divided

by Michael P. Winship, E. Merton Coulter Chair and professor of history. (University of Kansas Press, 2005)

This account of Puritan intolerance of Anne Hutchinson, who is often viewed by historians as a religious crusader and prototypical feminist, untangles the facts and legends about this woman’s role in shaping colonial Christianity and American history.


Memory's Keep

by James Kibler, professor of English. (Pelican Press, 2005)

The second book in a trilogy telling the stories of various fictional Southern characters while interpreting life and society through their exploits.


Hitler's Heroines: Stardom and Womanhood in Nazi Cinema

by Antje Ascheid, professor of theatre and film studies. (Temple University Press, 2003)

This work examines the role of Nazi cinema’s leading ladies and how their portrayals of proper Third Reich women addressed the juxtaposition of Nazi ideology and popular culture of the day.


Muscadine Medicine

by Diane Hartle and Phillip Greenspan, professors of pharmacy, and James L. Hargrove, professor of food and nutrition. (Blue Heron Nutraceuticals, 2005)

This study reviews the current information and potential medical uses of the muscadine, a resilient grape with an extra chromosome pair, found in the Southeastern United States.


Captivating Life: A Naturalist in the Age of Genetics

by John Avise, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics. (Smithsonian Institute Press, 2001)

In his memoir, Avise describes the fusion of molecular genetics with evolutionary and ecological questions that transformed sciences in the late 20th century.


The Greening of Georgia: The Improvement in the Twentieth Century

by R. Harold Brown, professor of crop and soil sciences. (Mercer University Press, 2002)

This book presents an encouraging perspective on the Southeastern environment by arguing that Georgia is in the best condition it has been in for the past century and demonstrating this in several areas that show marked, measurable improvement.

Research Tools  

Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses

(CD and book) by J.J. Miller and K.V. Miller, professors of wildlife ecology and management. (Southern Weed Science Society, 1999)

This comprehensive guide to the forest flora of the Southeast includes hundreds of different species with color photos. It examines the interrelationships between regional flora and fauna, underlining the role of plants in wildlife sustenance and ecology.


Teradata University Network

directed by Hugh Watson, professor of management information systems. (May 2001 and evolving):

This internationally used system serves as a link between academia and the business world. Teachers and students use this resource to study data warehousing, DSS/BI and databases.  


Beethoven, Brahms and Britten

by David Starkweather, professor of music, and Evgeny Rivkin, Distinguished Professor of Music (Oasis Records 2002)

This collection of sonatas is a delightful recording by Rivkin and Starkweather (who has been hailed by colleagues as “one of the best cellists of his generation.”)


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