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Wild Rides and Wildflowers
Scott Abbott

By Scott Abbott and Sam Rushford

Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes

Two university professors set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna. In Wild Rides and Wildflowers, Abbott and Rushforth share their deeply personal explorations of the male psyche, true friendship, biking, and botany.

193722623
Price: $15.95

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Uncommon Ground
UVU Department of Art & Design

Uncommon Ground, The National Park Service – 100 Years in Utah

“Utah is the home to five National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Often, and understandably, lost in the grandeur of what are collectively known as the Big Five. Utah also hosts seven National Monuments, a National Historic Site, and National Recreation Area. In the United States, only two states boast more.”

“On August 25, 1916 President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act, co-sponsored by Utah Senator Reed Smoot, into law. This act created the National Parks Service to manage existing national parks and monuments and protect future locations as well. One hundred years later, we celebrate the foresight of preserving these national treasures.”

“To honor this centennial, Utah Valley University art students and faculty chose to focus specifically on Utah’s 13 national parks and monuments managed by the National Parks Service. . . Driving over 7,800 miles and amassing over 50 days in the NPS sites, we were exposed to broad contrasts in topography, weather, and especially visitors. Some were loud, some reverent. Some snapped up souvenirs while others snapped selfies. Languages mixed in a culture of collecting memories of America’s best idea. The world came to Utah to experience what we sometimes take for granted.”

-Excerpt of the introduction

099729611
Price: $45.00

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101 Things to Do with Peanut Butter
Pamela Bennett

Peanut butter lovers of the world unite, and start thinking outside the jar beyond your childhood favorite, PBJ. Update your palate with not only sweet, but savory recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
142363176
Price: $9.99

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Jams & Jellies. . .
Pamela Bennett

. . . in Less Than 30 Minutes

These jams and jellies are not only yummy on toast and biscuits, but they also turn fish to delish, go neat with meat, and dress up cheese in a breeze!

For the creative cook who has no time to spare, Jams and Jellies in 30 Minutes or Less is the answer. Simple cooking directions and ingredients are the keys to quick and successful refrigerator jams that can be eaten the same day they're prepared, or savored for up to three weeks. No canning required!

142361871
Price: $16.99

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Peanut Butter Sweets
Pamela Bennett

Whether you like creamy or crunchy, there’s no denying that peanut butter is a favorite pantry staple, and Peanut Butter Sweets offers you 70 tasty ways to enjoy it.

From smoothies, cookies, pies, and cakes to candies, dips, sauces, and toppings, here are recipes to help you create luscious sweet treats for parties and special events, luncheons, desserts, or for eating all by yourself while watching a favorite movie. You can also indulge your creative genius and package up some of these yummy morsels in cute ways for gift-giving.

Whip up a pretty Southern Belle Shake, bake a batch of Peanut Butter Macaroons, create a Peanut Butter Cheesecake, or serve a scrumptious Peanut Butter Soufflé to the delight of your friends and family. Peanut butter lovers will rejoice!

Pamela Bennett grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she was exposed to an environment rich in the southern culinary tradition. She was educated in business, graduating from Crofts College. Pam has been making signature sweets for more than 25 years and sharing them with family and customers. She owned and operated Black Sheep Baskets in Dallas, Texas, which featured her jams. Additionally, she has worked in the entertainment industry (MGM and Sundance) as well as at three major universities. She now lives with her never-dull psychologist husband in Provo, Utah, and is the mother of two intelligent, compassionate, humorous children. She is the author of Jams & Jellies in Less Than 30 Minutes.

142362448
Price: $19.99

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Sonosuono
Alex Caldiero

A powerful collection of poems and short prose from acclaimed Salt Lake City poet who traces his Sicilian past in startling language that touches deeply on the understanding of roots and how they manifest in an unsentimental reflection. Edgy and lyrical, and a significant contribution to the works that examine place in the lineage of William Carlos Williams' "Paterson" and Anne Waldman's "Iovis Trilogy."
098185672
Price: $13.95

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The Full Monte
Paul Dishman

The Full Monte: A Fulbright Scholar's Humorous and Heart-Warming Experience in Montenegro

The U.S. State Department's prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program places American professors in other countries for an extended period to teach and experience other cultures. Never has anyone enjoyed it more or provided such an entertaining insight into the program. Paul Dishman provides a revealing view into Montenegro, the tiny former Communist country struggling to join the world stage. The experience turns into a personal journey as he travels to the land of his grandfather and discovers his own surprising heritage. It is part travelogue, part history, part heartwarming personal journey, and all delightfully droll.

149184373
Price: $15.96

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Evolving:
Daniel J. Fairbanks

Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters

This persuasive, elegantly written book argues that understanding evolution has never mattered more in human history. The author uses evidence from archaeology, geography, anatomy, biochemistry, radiometric dating, cell biology, chromosomes, and DNA to establish the inescapable conclusion that we evolved and are still evolving. He also explains in detail how health, food production, and human impact on the environment are dependent on our knowledge of evolution. This is essential reading for gaining a fuller appreciation of who we are, our place in the great expanse of life, and the importance of our actions.

161614565
Price: $19.00

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Bonds of Affection
Matthew S. Holland

Civic Charity and the Making of America - Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln
158901183
Price: $26.95

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Hello, Willy!
Jared M. Sumsion

It's game day at Utah Valley! Follow Willy around campus as he makes his way to the UCCU Center for the big basketball game.

Illustrated by Tim Williams.

193631954
Price: $14.95

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The Western Front
100 Years Later

The Western Front – 100 Years Later is a collaborative production of the students and faculty within Utah Valley University’s Art & Design department. In concert with the centennial of the start of the First World War, and with assistance from the American Battle Monuments Commission, students and faculty created imagery as they traveled along areas of the western front. They then paired the art with verse that was written by soldiers in the trenches or their loved ones at home during the war. Measuring 10.25 by 10.25 inches, this limited edition fine art book contains 190 photographs and illustrations within its beautifully designed 176 pages.

All proceeds from the purchase of this book will be used to publish similar fine art collections annually. This enables the Art & Design department to continue to provide the highest level of engaged learning opportunities including our current project to celebrate the National Park Service’s centennial by spotlighting Utah’s uncommon national treasures.


099729610
Price: $45.00

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Woody Plants of Utah
Renee Van Buren

Woody Plants of Utah: A Field Guide with Identification Keys to Native and Naturalized Trees, Shrubs, Cacti, and Vines

A comprehensive guide that includes a vast range of species and plant communities and employs thorough, original keys. Based primarily on vegetative characteristics, the keys don't require that flowers or other reproductive features be present, like many plant guides. And this guide's attention to woody plants as a whole allows one to identify a much greater variety of plants. That especially suits an arid region such as Utah with less diverse native trees. Woody plants are those that have stems that persist above ground even through seasons that don't favor growth, due to low precipitation or temperatures.

Woody Plants of Utah employs dichotomous identification keys that are comparable to a game of twenty questions. They work through a process of elimination by choosing sequential alternatives.

Detailed, illustrated plant descriptions complement the keys and provide additional botanical and environmental information in relation to a useful introductory categorization of Utah plant communities. Supplementary tools include photos, distribution maps, and an illustrated glossary.


087421824
Price: $39.95

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Interstices
Laurelyn Whitt

The Holland Prize originated in 2005 to recognize the best unpublished book of poetry in American English. Larry Holland dedicated much of his life to reading and teaching those poets the world had yet to discover. His passion for honest poetry spoken in an original voice and his disinterest in poets du jour set him apart from most of his contemporaries. As editor of Elkhorn Review he sought to publish the best, the brightest and the freshest. As an essayist, he wrote of the geography poetry best inhabits. Horseman and outdoors enthusiast, he lived a life full and rich as only the best poetry can be. Laurelyn Whitt's book interstices is the 2005 Holland Series winner.
097699350
Price: $12.00

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Everyone Is African
Daniel J. Fairbanks

Everyone Is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race

What does science say about race? In this book a distinguished research geneticist presents abundant evidence showing that traditional notions about distinct racial differences have little scientific foundation. In short, racism is not just morally wrong; it has no basis in fact.

The author lucidly describes in detail the factors that have led to the current scientific consensus about race. Both geneticists and anthropologists now generally agree that the human species originated in sub-Saharan Africa and darkly pigmented skin was the ancestral state of humanity. Moreover, worldwide human diversity is so complex that discrete races cannot be genetically defined. And for individuals, ancestry is more scientifically meaningful than race.

Separate chapters are devoted to controversial topics: skin color and the scientific reasons for the differences; why ancestry is more important to individual health than race; intelligence and human diversity; and evolutionary perspectives on the persistence of racism.

This is an enlightening book that goes a long way toward dispelling the irrational notions at the heart of racism.


163388018
Price: $18.00

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