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PRESS RELEASE:  May 17, 2003

      CONTACT:  Dan Pernokis
      Candlenut Books
      66 Millwood St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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      Tel:  (705) 946-2882



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sault Author Featured at U of T Book Fair

Dr. Gina Mohammed, Sault Ste. Marie research scientist and author, will be a part of the GREAT BOOKS BY GREAT GRADS Book Fair at the University of Toronto's Spring Reunion 2003.  Her book "Catnip and Kerosene Grass What Plants Teach Us About Life" will be one of several featured by U of T graduates.

Dr. Mohammed studies the behaviour and physiology of plants.  She has distilled her observations into a book of 100 inspirational reflections that draw upon scientific knowledge and anecdotal information about plants to encourage and challenge people.

Gina Mohammed holds a PhD in Biology (Plant Physiology) from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, but she attained her BSc in Biology from the University of Toronto in 1981.  She has been a research scientist for more than 20 years and has written over 120 articles for scientific and popular audiences, as well as several chapters in university textbooks.  She is presently an advisor to the European Space Agency.

Spring Reunion 2003 runs from May 29th to June 1st at the University of Toronto.  The Book Fair is being held on Saturday, May 31, from 10:30 until 12:30, in the Great Hall at Hart House on U of T's downtown campus.


Catnip and Kerosene Grass - Cover Page



"Catnip and Kerosene Grass" is published in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario by Candlenut Books.  Excerpts, cover images, and author biography are available at our web site:  www.CandlenutBooks.com

For further details on the Book Fair or Spring Reunion 2003, contact Meera Rai, Alumni Officer, at 416-978-1194.  Their web site is:  www.ArtsandScience.utoronto.ca/alumni/events.shtml

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