Archive | April, 2015

Islam and the Americas

NEW! Islam and the Americas Edited by Aisha Khan In case studies that include the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume trace the establishment of Islam in the Americas over the past three centuries. Together, these essays challenge the typical view of Islam as timeless, predictable, and opposed […]

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Cooking with Sorghum’s Savor: Intern Guest Post

By Zoë Herdt, Sales and Marketing Intern A marketing intern at the University Press of Florida, Zoë is majoring in advertising and English at the University of Florida. She is the host of readbyzoe, a YouTube (“BookTube”) channel dedicated to sharing her “slight book obsession” with the world. She hopes to one day work in […]

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Moms, Dads & Grads Sale

    Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, graduation, or Father’s Day with our Moms, Dads and Grads SALE! Visit http://www.upf.com and order before June 21, 2015 to receive 20-40% off your order and discount shipping. Use code MDG15 at checkout.

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Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

“Brings together for the first time all the major sites of this part of the Maya world and helps us understand how the ancient Maya planned and built their beautiful cities. It will become both a handbook and a source of ideas for other archaeologists for years to come.”—George J. Bey III, coauthor of Twin […]

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UPF Booth at SAA

Society for American Archaeology 2015

Last week, director Meredith Morris-Babb and our office manager Cindy Laukert traveled to San Francisco to take part in the Society for American Archeology’s 80th annual meeting! We displayed a ton of archaeology and anthropology books at our booth. If you want to see at all of the books we displayed, we’ve created a virtual booth. You can even […]

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James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination

NEW! James Joyce and the Exilic Imagination by Michael Patrick Gillespie “As Gillespie combines national, geographical, and historical contexts with close readings of Joyce’s works, the theme of exile takes on unexpected nuances.”—Margot Norris, editor of Dubliners “Casts significant new light on Joyce’s writings.”—John Paul Riquelme, editor of A Portrait of the Artist as a […]

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Where in the World Does Your Food Come From?

Special guest post by Amanda Harris, author of Fruits of Eden . Throughout his life, David Fairchild was America’s best-known plant explorer. He and a small group of other dedicated botanists, who each loved eating and traveling and swapping adventure stories, helped to transform American food. When they started their work at the end of […]

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Fruits of Eden

Many Americans might be surprised to learn that some of their favorite foods are not native to North America, but were introduced a hundred years ago by one devoted group of explorers. Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters, which we are publishing this week, tells the little-known story of the botanical expeditions that revolutionized […]

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Word of South Festival

Last weekend we brought UPF books to Tallahassee to participate in the first annual Word of South Festival of Literature and Music. Despite a formidable weather forecast, fairgoers braved the rain and browsed our selection of books on Florida history, culture, gardening, photography, art, food, and outdoor adventure. Thanks to everyone who came by and […]

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New Paperback Releases in Dance, Sports, and Music

. On Technique  by Dean Speer “Presents a well-rounded cast of respected teachers….By allowing contradictions to exist amongst the various viewpoints, Speer lets readers decide which methods work best for their teaching practices.”—Dance Teacher  “Provides marvelous insights into the careers and teaching philosophies of 18 respected dance professionals….Essential.”—Choice On Technique provides a fascinating look into […]

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