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Book Collections

Digital Book Index

Excellent searchable index with thousands of online books (most free). Need to register, which is free.
The Online Books Page (UPenn)
Searchable database provided by UPenn. When searching, be specific with your request to get the best results.

Project Gutenberg
A great database with many online books in plain text.

The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA)
A collection of 1,834
agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century.
The National Academies Press
Free online books for a variety of topics including DRI/RDA's, electrolytes, and many more.
Online Nutrition Books and PhD's
Great website with some links to free online nutrition books.
Free Medical Books
A variety of free medical books for doctors. Excellent resource!
Bibliomania.com
Free online literature and study guides.
Blackmask Online
A very large selection of electronic online texts by a wide variety of authors from a wide range of literature; many works can also be downloaded in .zip file-format.
Free Electronic Books
Educational texts.

Nutrition

A Manual for the Use of Focus Groups
Susan Dawson and Lenore Manderson

Activity, Energy Expenditure and Energy Requirements of Infants and Children
Edited by Beat Schürch and Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Carcinogens and Anticarcinogens in the Human Diet: A Comparison of Naturally Occurring and Synthetic Substances
By National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology (page images at NAP)

Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery: A Manual Of Cheap And Wholesome Diet
By A.G. Payne

Causes and Consequences of Intrauterine Growth Retardation
Edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Beat Schürch

Causes and Mechanisms of Linear Growth Retardation
Edited by John C. Waterlow and Beat Schürch

Chronic Energy Deficiency: Consequences and Related Issues
Edited by Beat Schürch and Nevin S. Scrimshaw

CNPP Publications

Community Assessment of Natural Food Sources of Vitamin A - Guidelines for an Ethnographic Protocol
Lauren Blum, Pertti J Pelto, Gretel H. Pelto, and Harriet V. Kuhnlein

Community-based Longitudinal Nutrition and Health Studies: Classical Examples from Guatemala, Haiti and Mexico
Edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Culture, Environment, and Food to Prevent Vitamin A Deficiency
Harriet V. Kuhnlein and Gretel H. Pelto

Consideration of the Nutrition Components of the Sick Child Initiative
Ed. by Lindsay H. Allen and Christopher P. Howson (HTML at NAP)

Culpeper: The Complete Herbal
A thorough online herbal guide.

Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk
By National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (page images at NAP)

Diet and Health: With Key to the Calories
By Lulu Hunt Peters

Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your RIsk of Chronic Disease
Ed. by Catherine E. Woteki and Paul R. Thomas (page images at NAP)
 
Effective Communications for Nutrition in Primary Health Care
Ed. by Jean E. Andersen and Aree Valyasevi (HTML at UNU Press)
 
Energy and Protein Requirements, Proceedings of an IDECG workshop
Edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw, John C. Waterlow and Beat Schürch

Enzymes in Poultry and Swine Nutrition
Ed. by Ronald R. Marquardt and Zhengkang Han (HTML at idrc.ca)

Food and Energy: Strategies for Sustainable Development
Edited by Ignacy Sachs and Dana Silk

Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective
Free online book with the newest research related to nutrition and cancer prevention.


Food Price Policies and Nutrition in Latin America
Ed. by Giorgio Solimano and Lance Taylor (HTML at UNU Press)

Frontiers in the Nutrition Sciences: Proceedings of a Symposium
By National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (preliminary HTML at ulib.org)

Hygiene Evaluation Procedures: Approaches and Methods for Assessing Water - and Sanitation - related Hygiene practices
Astier M. Almedom, Ursula Blumenthal, and Lenore Manderson

Improving America's Diet and Health: From Recommendations to Action
Ed. by Paul R. Thomas (page images at NAP)

Interfaces Between Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Science
Ed. by K. T. Achaya (HTML at UNU Press)

La Transición de la Nutrición y la Salud de Costa Rica Democrática
Editores Carlos Muñoz y Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Le Manuel des Groupes Focaux
Susan Dawson et Lenore Manderson

Management of Severe Malnutrition
By WHO

Maternal Diet, Breast-Feeding Capacity, and Lactational Infertility
Ed. by R. G. Whitehead (HTML at UNU Press)

Methods for the Evaluation of the Impact of Food and Nutrition Programmes
Ed. by David E. Sahn, Richard Lockwood, and Nevin S. Scrimshaw (HTML at UNU Press)

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration (1939)
By Weston A. Price (HTML in Australia; NO US ACCESS)

Nutrition and the Mind
By Gary Null (HTML at garynull.com)

Nutrition During Lactation
By Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

Nutrition During Pregnancy
By Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

Nutrition Issues in Developing Countries for the 1980s and 1990s
By National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (preliminary HTML at ulib.org)

Nutrition Labeling: Issues and Directions for the 1990s
Ed. by Donna Viola Porter and Robert O. Earl (page images at NAP)

Nutrition Surveys and Surveillance Activities in Russia and the Newly Independent States
By Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences
By Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

Positive Deviance in Child Nutrition: With Emphasis on Psychosocial and Behavioural Aspects and Implications for Development
Ed. by Marian F. Zeitlin, Hossein Ghassemi, and Mohamed Mansour (illustrated HTML at UNU Press)

Procedimientos para la Evaluaciòn de la higiene - Enfoques y Métodos para Evaluar prácticas de Higiene Relacionadas con el Agua y Saneamiento
Astier M. Almedom, Ursula Blumenthal, y Lenore Manderson

Procédures d'évaluation Sanitaire: Approches et Méthodes pour l'évaluation des Pratiques d'hygiène relatives à l'eau et à l'assainissement
Astier M. Almedom, Ursula Blumenthal, et Lenore Manderson

Protein-Energy Interactions

Protein-Energy Requirement Studies Developing Countries: Results of International Research
Edited by William M. Rand, Ricardo Uauy, and Nevin S. Scrimshaw

Protein-Energy Requirements of Developing Countries: Evaluation of New Data
Edited by Benjamin Torún, Vernon R. Young, and William M. Rand

Rapid Assessment Procedures - Qualitative Methodologies for Planning and Evaluation of Health Related Programmes
Edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw and Gary R. Gleason

Rapid Assessment Procedures (RAP) - Ethnographic Methods to Investigate Women's Health
Edited by John C. Waterlow and Beat Schürch

Rapid Assessment Procedures (RAP) to Improve the Household Management of Diarrhea
Elizabeth Herman and Margaret Bentley

Role of Vegetarian Diets In Health and Disease
By Dr. O.P. Kapoor

Selenium in Nutrition (1983 edition)
By National Research Council Committee on Animal Nutrition (HTML at ulib.org)

The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition
By A.W. Duncan

The Role of Chromium in Animal Nutrition
By National Research Council Committee on Animal Nutrition (page images at NAP)

The Doubly-labelled Water Method for Measuring Energy Expenditure: A Consensus Report by the IDECG working group
Edited by AM Prentice

The Effects of Improved Nutrition in Early Childhood: The Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) Follow-up Study
Edited by Reynaldo Martorell & Nevi S. Scrimshaw


The Functional Significance of Low Body Mass Index
Edited by W.P.T. James and A. Ralph

The Nutrition and Health Transition of Democratic Costa Rica
Edited by Carlos Muñoz and Nevin S. Scrimshaw

The Use of Organic Residues in Rural Communities (1983)
Edited by Cyril A. Shacklady

The Radiochemistry of Zinc
By Harry G. Hicks (PDF at lanl.gov)

Undernutrition and Behavioral Development in Children
Guest Editor: Ernesto Pollitt


WIC Nutrition Risk Criteria: A Scientific Assessment
By Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

Zinc (UK PID)  

Nutrition Support

Online Book about Nutrition Support

A Resource Book For Delivering Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

Food

Amaranth to Zai Holes: Ideas for Growing Food Under Difficult Conditions
By Laura S. Meitzner and Martin L. Price (illustrated HTML at echonet.org)

Assessing Changing Food Consumption Patterns
By National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (preliminary HTML at ulib.org)

Bohemian San Francisco: Its restaurants and their most famous recipes—The elegant art of dining
By Clarence E. Edwords

Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes
By Janet McKenzie Hill and Maria Parloa

Compiling Data for Food Composition Data Bases
By William M. Rand, Jean A. T. Pennington, Suzanne P. Murphy, and John C. Klensin (HTML at UNU Press)

Eat for Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease
Ed. by Catherine E. Woteki and Paul R. Thomas (page images at NAP)

Ensuring Safe Food: From Production to Consumption
By Institute of Medicine (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

An Evaluation of the Role of Microbiological Criteria for Foods and Food Ingredients
By National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (page images at NAP)

Everyday Foods in War Time
By Mary Swartz Rose

Fat Content and Composition of Animal Products
By National Research Council Board on Agriculture and Renewable Resources and National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board (page images at NAP)

Food Aid Projections for the Decade of the 1990s (1989)
By National Research Council Board on Science and Technology for International Development (page images at NAP)

Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committees
Ed. by Richard A. Rettig, Laurence E. Earley, and Richard A. Merrill (page images at NAP)

Food and Energy: Strategies for Sustainable Development
By Ignacy Sachs and Dana Silk (HTML at UNU Press)

Food Composition Data: A User's Perspective
Ed. by William M. Rand, Carol T. Windham, Bonita W. Wyse, and Vernon R. Young (HTML at UNU Press)

Food Environment Education: Agricultural Education in Natural Resource Management
By Lindsay J. Falvey (HTML at Melbourne)

Food for the Heart
By Ajahn Chah (HTML at Access to Insight)

Food for the Soul
By Mahatma Gandhi, ed. by Anand T. Hingorani (HTML at mahatma.org.in)

Food for Thought: Eighteen Talks on the Training of the Heart
By Phikkhu Dhammadharo, trans. by Geoffrey DeGraff (HTML at Access to Insight)

Food Price Policies and Nutrition in Latin America
Ed. by Giorgio Solimano and Lance Taylor (HTML at UNU Press)

Foods that Will Win War and How to Cook Them
By Goudiss and Goudiss

Identification of Food Components for INFOODS Data Interchange
By John C. Klensin, Diane Feskanich, Victor Lin, A. Stewart Truswell, and David A. T. Southgate (HTML at UNU Press)

INFOODS Food Composition Data Interchange Handbook
By John C. Klensin (HTML at UNU Press)

Interfaces Between Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Science
Ed. by K. T. Achaya (HTML at UNU Press)

Investing in Research: A Proposal to Strengthen the Agricultural, Food, and Environmental System
By National Research Council Board on Agriculture (page images at NAP)

Land and Food: Agricultural and Related Education in the Victorian Colleges and the University of Melbourne
By Lindsay J. Falvey and Barrie Bardsley (HTML at Melbourne)

Meditations: Food For The Soul
By Sri Chinmoy (HTML at srichinmoylibrary.com)

Methods for the Evaluation of the Impact of Food and Nutrition Programmes
Ed. by David E. Sahn, Richard Lockwood, and Nevin S. Scrimshaw (HTML at UNU Press)

Nutritional Evaluation of Protein Foods
Edited by Peter L. Pellet and Vernon R. Young

Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences
By Institute of Medicine (page images at NAP)

The Cook's Decameron: a study in taste, containing over two hundred recipes for Italian dishes
By Mrs. W. G. Waters

The Food of the Gods: A Popular Account of Cocoa
By Brandon Head

The Use of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks
By National Research Council Board on Agriculture (page images and partial HTML at NAP)

Use of Reclaimed Water and Sludge in Food Crop Production
By National Research Council Water Science and Technology Board (page images at NAP)

The Vitamine Manual: A Presentation of Essential Data About the New Food Factors (1921)
By Walter Hollis Eddy (Gutenberg text)

Sports Nutrition

Sports Supplements and Sports Foods
Burke, L. In: Physiological Bases of Performance , edited by M. Hargreaves and J. Hawley. Sydney: McGraw-Hill, 2003, p. 183-253.

Special needs: the vegetarian athlete. PDF (94 Kb) 
Cox, G. In: Clinical Sports Nutrition (2nd ed.), edited by L. Burke and V. Deakin. Sydney: McGraw-Hill, 2000, p. 656-671.

Providing meals for athletics groups. PDF (107 Kb)
Cummings, N.
 In: Clinical Sports Nutrition (2nd ed.), edited by L. Burke and V. Deakin. Sydney: McGraw-Hill, 2000, p. 727-743.

Changing body size and shape
Hawley, J., and L. Burke.
 In: Peak Performance: training and nutritional strategies for sport by J. Hawley and L. Burke. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1998, p. 233-260.

Eating for recovery
Hawley, J., and L. Burke.  In: Peak Performance: training and nutritional strategies for sport by J. Hawley and L. Burke. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1998, p. 313-334.

Nutrition for Optimal Recovery. PDF (63 Kb)
Burke, L., and K. Tipton. State-of-the-art report prepared for the Department of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport.



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