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Gatorbytes is an imprint of the University of Florida Press.

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Building a Better Tomato: The Quest to Perfect "The Scandalous Fruit"

In the search for a superior alternative to bland and mealy grocery-store tomatoes, horticultural scientist Harry Klee and renowned taste researcher Linda Bartoshuk teamed up and embarked on a mission to find a specimen that will have you thinking you just picked it in your own back yard.

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The Diabetes Epidemic: Controlling, Curing, and Preventing

The Diabetes Epidemic explores the complicated landscape of diabetes research and offers a glimpse of the extraordinarily difficult, and sometimes serendipitous, ways in which breakthroughs occur. At the University of Florida Diabetes Institute more than 100 faculty members are working on education, research, prevention, and treatment. Their fields are diverse--genetics, endocrinology, epidemiology, patient and physician education, health outcomes and policy, behavioral science, and rural medicine--but their goal is the same.

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The Disease Detectives: Unraveling How Viruses Go Viral

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Life in Motion: Unlocking the Secret to Healthy Aging

In the upcoming decades, an unprecedented demographic shift will take place; the eighty-five and over population is projected to climb far higher than any other age group. To keep the current elderly population healthy and help prevent future generations from experiencing poor health outcomes, researchers are studying crucial connections between skeletal muscles and whole-body health.

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Microbes to Ecosystems: Charting Biodiversity through Informatics

In Microbes to Ecosystems, follow the scientists, researchers, and staff of the University of Florida’s Biodiversity Institute as they marshal unprecedented amounts of biological data to help us conserve species, adapt to climate change, and solve pressing environmental problems.

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No Student Left Behind: Transforming Education in the Online Classroom

No Student Left Behind traces the earliest correspondence programs to the most cutting-edge practices of online learning at UF, looking at some of the first implementations of an online class and exploring how the brain works in front of a computer screen.

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Plugged In: Cybersecurity in the Modern Age

At the University of Florida some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity related fields have teamed together to form the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research. In Plugged In, we meet the men and women at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research who have devoted their careers to studying and staying one step ahead of the bad guys.

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The Shark Attack Files: Investigating the World's Most Feared Predator

In 1958, a panel funded by the Office of Naval Research initiated the formation of the International Shark Attack File, the first comprehensive documentation of shark attacks on a global and historical level. Travel the globe with Burgess, the Sherlock Holmes of shark attacks, as he studies mauled remains and the scars of the lucky survivors.

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Tapping the Source: Inside UF's Water Institute

Tapping the Source takes us inside the UF Water Institute, where talent from throughout the university address complex water issues through innovative research, education, and public outreach programs.