September 07, 2017

New book on mineral nutrition history

A new book entitled Mineral Nutrition History, The Early Years is now available.

The book is authored by Dr. Lee R. McDowell, Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. McDowell also wrote the book Vitamin History, The Early Years in 2013.

Dr. McDowell is both an ASAS Fellow and an ADSA Fellow. He is the recipient of international awards from both societies and received the highest honor given by ASAS, the Morrison Award, in 2003.

The following press release discusses Dr. McDowell's new book:

For Immediate Release – (Gainesville, Fl – August 18th, 2017) Lee McDowell’s Mineral Nutrition History: The Early Years contains 16 chapters of historical information related to deficiency and toxicity of mineral elements.

Each chapter is followed by appropriate references. The chapters are illustrated with over 150 photos of mineral deficiencies and toxicities. Many of these photos are considered the classical descriptions of deficiencies and toxicities for humans and animals.

It is hoped that this book will be useful for teaching the importance of minerals and how discoveries were made. This publication can serve as an authoritative reference book for use by research and extension specialists, in the human, animal, poultry, and veterinary sciences fields and for feed manufacturers, teachers, students, and others.

This book emphasizing history is a second publication on history of nutrients. The first book was published by the present author in 2013 and is titled Vitamin History, The Early Years.

Author Dr. Lee McDowell is a nutritional professor at the University of Florida. In nutrition research he has published over 1500 scientific articles and has written 7 books. Five different nutrition courses have been taught, with a graduate vitamin nutrition course offered over 25 years. During this time period he wrote two editions of both minerals and vitamins textbooks for his graduate class and for courses at other universities. Dr. McDowell is a "Fellow" of two International Societies and has won many awards in teaching and research. From one society he won the highest award available for research (Morrison Award). Internationally Dr. McDowell is well known having made 271 different country visits since 1971. He has given over 500 major talks in 42 different countries.

Genre – Minerals, Elements, Nutrition History, Essential Minerals, Mineral Deficiencies

The ebook version of Mineral Nutrition History: The Early Years ISBN 9781506904597, published by First Edition Design Publishing, is available on-line wherever ebooks are sold. The 724 page print book version, ISBN 9781506904580 are published by First Edition Design Publishing and distributed worldwide to online booksellers.