Professor Publishes an All-in-One Reference Book about Hormones

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“The Hormone Sourcebook” Reveals How Hormones Dominate Life From Before Birth through Old Age

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An informative and systematic book about the crucial role of hormones awaits readers as Xlibris announced today the release of The Hormone Sourcebook, the all-in-one reference guide about the amazing natural chemicals that control a person’s features and moods, authored by Eugene Spaziani, Ph.D.

The inspiration for The Hormone Sourcebook came from over forty-five years of research, and teaching students training for careers in the health sciences, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy and exercise science. The experience and feedback acquired at social gatherings and others led him to conclude that people are remarkably uninformed, yet are intensely curious, about how their bodies work – especially about what hormones do.

Introduced systematically and discussed in conversational style, each chapter of this book is loaded with topical information, explanations of hormone controversies, and stories of epochal breakthroughs in bio-medicine (including hormone-related work by thirty Nobel Prize winners).

The Hormone Sourcebook provides the basics for understanding news stories about hormones that appear almost daily, and information that better prepares one for trips to the doctor. The book also offers guidance on controversies such as hormone replacement therapy in menopause, steroid abuse and its consequences, the “bio-identical” hormones flap, the nature-nurture arguments about the causes of homosexuality, and much more.

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About the Author
Eugene Spaziani has a Ph.D from UCLA in endocrine physiology, and took advanced study at the University of London as Squibb Fellow of the Endocrine Society. He is Professor Emeritus of Biology and of Exercise Science, University of Iowa, and has held visiting professorships in endocrinology at the American Medical Association’s Institute for Biomedical Research, and in physiology at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Spaziani has published over seventy research articles and reviews on hormonal systems in leading national and international scientific journals. His scientific work was supported by The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

The Hormone Sourcebook * by Eugene Spaziani, Ph.D.
How hormones dominate your life from before birth through old age
Publication Date: October 14, 2009
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 189 pages; ISBN 978-1-4415-1339-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 189 pages; ISBN 978-1-4415-1340-3

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

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