Archive | March, 2016
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Upcoming Author Events: April 2016

UPF authors have several exciting events planned for April – find one near you! For more details visit our calendar.

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The Archaeology of Ancestors

“A must-have for anyone interested in the role of ancestors in past and present societies.”–Mercourios Georgiadis, author of Kos in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age: The Halasarna Finds and the Aegean Settlement Pattern “Ancestor veneration and manipulation are of great importance to our understanding of societies past and present. This volume will become a […]

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Intern Guest Post: My Journey North with Spring

On February 27, my friends and I set out on a journey of a lifetime. We were headed north—through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee—and made stops along the way to enjoy the best of what each place had to offer.

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Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) in Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. To avoid predation from land-dwelling animals, most wading birds nest on islands. The anhinga is unique in that it dives under the water to search for fish. In doing so, they constantly need to dry their wings in order to fly more efficiently. They must be careful, however, because they aren't the only ones looking for food in the water column. In the background an American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) waits for a tresspasser. To get this shot I used an off-camera flash and approached slowly as the anhinga tolerated my proximity.

Spotlight on Florida Photography

The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida.   E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age […]

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Photo credit: Will Stone

A Hospital Transformed with Florida’s Amazing Wilderness: Guest Post

Written by Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America’s Wetland I’m a military brat. My dad, Keith Stone was a colonel in the army so we moved around a lot. My oldest brother was born in Virginia, my middle brother was born in Germany, and I was born in Kentucky. Soon after I was born, we […]

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Spring Sale

Spring Sale: Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer day by day here in Florida and we have new books for the new season of outdoor adventures. Check out our books about the outdoors, gardening, nature, and the environment. Use code S1604 for discount prices. Sale ends April 15th.

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Spotlight on the Highwaymen Painters

“Wind-bent palm trees, sand, surf, billowing clouds and vivid sunsets were the essentials of Florida landscape painting that emerged following World War II. Occasionally moss-draped cypress trees in the still water of a marsh presented a more contemplative view, while a royal Poinciana in full, flaming red bloom or a storm-tossed shore provided dramatic relief. […]

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Q&A with Gary Monroe, author of E. G. Barnhill

Read below to find an interview with Gary Monroe, author of the new book E. G. Barnhill. This interview gives us a peek into Monroe’s fascination with unsung Florida artists. You’ve written several books about relatively unknown Florida artists and photographers. What is it about these figures that draws you to them? My interest is with […]

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Intern Guest Post: The Florida James Joyce Series

Written by Katie Varan, marketing intern at the University Press of Florida When I first started interning at the press, I did what any other curious intern would do and glanced over the titles that have been published through the years. Not surprisingly, the English major in me took control and the first place I […]

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Returning North with the Spring

“Harris’s thrilling revisit is a powerful addition to nature-writing in its own right.”—Janisse Ray, author of Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River “A highly engaging narrative of adventure amid wild beauty. Harris describes not only what has been lost but also what remains, and merits our protection, today.” —John Elder, […]

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