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UC Davis Magazine

Volume 27 · Number 1 · Winter 2010

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In Print: Arnold Bauer and the Codex Cardona

Photo: Arnold Bauer A chance encounter with a mysterious Mexican painted book led a UC Davis historian on a quest: Is the Codex Cardona really centuries old, and where did it go? Arnold Bauer writes about his findings in a book, which we excerpt.

Hungry Garden

Photo: Barry Rice acting frightened of carnivorous plant Leafy meat eaters are thriving at a UC Davis greenhouse, and that’s good news for their threatened survival in the wild. One of their saviors is Barry Rice—the Steve Irwin of the carnivorous-plant world.

Tiny Packets of Hope

Photo: Smiling children in Africa The food supplement looks like peanut butter, comes in little squeeze packages—and could save the lives of millions of malnourished children. UC Davis researchers are leading an international effort to make it affordable to the world’s poorest.