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book cover For dedicated Hokie tailgaters everywhere, Kirsten Titland (dietetics and nutrition '93) and Melissa Moncrief Cobbler (urban affairs '92) have compiled more than 150 recipes, along with sample menus, helpful tips, and extensive checklists, in Tech Tailgates: Good Food to Gobble up on Game Day. The recipes include a range of Hokie-inspired fare, such as Burruss Hall Beef Barbeque, Beat the Hurricanes Punch, Fightin' Gobbler Chili, and Tech Toffee Bites. Copies can be purchased at the University Bookstore and Volume Two Bookstore, as well as online at

The publisher is Audrey Lynn Publishing, LLC (P.O. Box 10041, Blacksburg, VA 24062);

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The Ultimate Guide to Country Ham: An American Delicacy by Professor Emeritus of Food Science and Technology Norman G. Marriott and Herbert W. Ockerman, details the art and science of curing a country ham the traditional Southern way. The text features the best country ham recipes that Deborah Garrison Lowery--former food editor at Southern Living magazine--could round up, as well as how and where to buy the finest hams.

The publisher is Brightside Press (6580 Valley Center Dr., Radford, VA 24141);


book cover In Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs, Deirdre A. Royster (sociology '87, psychology '87), associate professor and chair of the sociology department at the College of William and Mary, examines the subtleties and discrepancies of a workplace that favors the white job-seeker over the black.

The publisher is University of California Press (2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704);


book cover Wildlife, Conservation, and Human Welfare: A United States and Canadian Perspective by Richard D. Taber and Neil F. Payne (M.S. wildlife '64)--Payne's fifth non-fiction wildlife book--historically documents wildlife's influence in the U.S. and Canada from the Stone Age to likely scenarios for the future. Payne is professor emeritus of wildlife at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The publisher is Krieger Publishing Co. (1725 Krieger Dr., Malabar, FL 32950);


book cover From VPI to State University: President T. Marshall Hahn Jr. and the Transformation of Virginia Tech, 1962-1976 by Warren H. Strother, former director of Tech's Information Services, and Peter Wallenstein, associate professor of history, discusses the significant changes that occurred under the leadership of President Hahn from 1962 to 1974, including the abolishment of the VPI-Radford merger and the decision to make participation in the corps of cadets optional for male students.

The publisher is Mercer University Press (1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207);


book cover Co-edited by Paulina Balbás and Argelia Lorence, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Recombinant Gene Expression, Reviews and Protocols is an invaluable reference for biological science laboratories. The text presents a set of original protocols for gene expression, along with overviews and troubleshooting guides for the biological systems addressed, as well as a global view of gene expression in prokaryotes, fungi, plants, and animals.

The publisher is Humana Press (999 Riverview Dr., Ste. 208, Totowa, NJ 07512);


book cover In Probing Popular Culture: On and Off the Internet, retired professor of interdisciplinary studies Marshall Fishwick examines the cultural icons and social experiences that influence what we do, how we live, and who we are. Focusing on historical pioneers, cultural fads and frenzies, and the U.S.'s emergence as a "super" popular culture (which dominates world media, movies, clothing, music, and food), Fishwick's discussion yokes our lives with the images we see daily in the news and on the Internet.

The publisher is The Haworth Press Inc. (10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904);