Archive | May, 2016

The Invention of the Beautiful Game

“Beautifully researched and engagingly told, this book captures the bitter conflicts and surprising continuities that marked the emergence of a national style in Brazil as it tells the story of the men and women who, despite their many differences, together created ‘the beautiful game. ‘”–Roger Kittleson, author of The Country of Football: Soccer and the […]

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A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

Last weekend, UPF traveled to THREE different cities across Florida to display our diverse collection of books! We had staff in Daytona Beach for the Florida Native Plant Society conference, Orlando for the Florida Historical Society meeting, and Jupiter for the Florida Anthropological Society meeting. In Daytona Beach, we had a great time meeting gardening and botany enthusiasts from all across Florida. There […]

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Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: When the Seas Rise

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how […]

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Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff

This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included […]

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New GATORBYTE: The Diabetes Epidemic

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF […]

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We Will Always Be Here

“The Southeastern Indian people found their voices in this work. They are alive and well–still on their land!”–Hiram F. Gregory, coauthor of The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana: From 1542 to the Present “This collection fills a major void in our understanding of recent southern history by offering a wide-ranging selection of southern Indians a […]

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Moms, Dads, and Grads Sale

Visit http://www.upf.com for big discounts on ALL University Press of Florida books in our Moms, Dads, and Grads Sale! Order before June 19 with code MDG16 to receive 20-40% off your order plus $1 per book shipping. You can also place your order by calling 800.226.3822. All orders will receive a FREE “color your own Florida landscape” […]

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New GATORBYTE: When the Seas Rise

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF […]

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Seams of Empire

“A truly excellent contribution that unearths new and largely unknown evidence about relationships between Puerto Ricans and African-Americans and white Americans in the continental United States and Puerto Rico. Alamo-Pastrana revises how race is to be studied and understood across national, cultural, colonial, and hierarchical cultural relations.”–Zaire Zenit Dinzey-Flores, author of Locked In, Locked Out: […]

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Spring Review Roundup

Our books are blossoming with praise and positive reviews this spring! Enjoy just a few highlights from this season below.   Saving Florida: Women’s Fight for the Environment in the Twentieth Century  By Leslie Kemp Poole “Makes significant contributions to the broader fields of American history and environmental history by continually placing the actions of […]

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