Archive | October, 2016

Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Dream about a bygone world of natural wonders in Tim Hollis’ Remembering Florida Springs. This book explores the “big five” of Florida’s commercially developed springs: Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee Spring, and Homosassa Springs. Discover the tourist history of these attractions through postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers, and souvenirs from their early days. […]

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Panhandler Books and University Press of Florida publish second book in partnership

Knives, Forks, Scissors, Flames by Stefan Kiesbye is the second publication from Panhandler Books, a series launched in 2015 by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler Books publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction consistent with Panhandler’s mission to champion underrepresented literary genres. […]

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Sea Level Rise in Florida

“A scientifically credible and highly readable account of what is likely the greatest threat to Florida’s environment, economy, and culture over the coming decades.”–Reed F. Noss, author of Forgotten Grasslands of the South “Every Floridian should read this book. It is the clearest and most readable description of how and why the sea level changes […]

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Spring 2017 Internships at the University Press of Florida

We are now accepting applications for our spring 2017 internship program! *** Are you a student in Gainesville, Florida? Are you interested in book publishing? Apply for a spring internship at the University Press of Florida! We are seeking interns in the areas of acquisitions, sales and marketing, and advertising and design. To apply, visit and […]

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The Great Florida Road Trip, Part 1: The Everglades

In Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, Cathy Salustri takes readers on a 5,000-mile road trip from the panhandle to the Keys. Salustri retraces historic routes that used to be main roads back in the 1930s, before Florida’s interstates were built. Intrigued? Read the book and follow the author’s latest travels on her […]

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Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles

We are proud to announce the latest book in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Ripley P. Bullen Series, published by the University of Florida Press. “A true Amerindian bestiary. Illustrates the profound relationship between the Antillean zoomorphic iconology and the ideas, mythic traditions, and ideology behind them.”–Arie Boomert, coauthor of The 1946 and 1953 […]

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Remembering Florida Springs

Dive into the colorful past of Florida’s natural wonders! “Hollis plunges readers into the nostalgic waters of Florida’s most famous springs. Lavishly illustrated with rare photos and flyers, this beautiful book celebrates the classic years of twentieth-century Florida tourism.”–Brian R. Rucker, author of Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida “A collection of […]

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Recipe from Shrimp Country: Mom’s Shrimp

Wholesome meals made with fresh, local ingredients are what Shrimp Country is all about. “Mom’s Shrimp,” the dish on the cover of the book, embodies both southern cooking and coastal living. From a “comfy little dollhouse of a restaurant” called Glow in Rockport, Texas, this dish offers all the comforts of home. Chef Karey Lynn Butterworth’s mother passed […]

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Slices of Paradise from the Backroads of Florida

This, I think, is what draws people here over and over again: the promise of Eden in bits and pieces. We don’t offer a singular type of paradise as one grand entrée; instead, you can find it in bite-size portions, discover it in slivers and slices around the state, each one situated so that the […]

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What Alien Are You?

Imagine a network of extraterrestrials in radio contact with each other across the universe, superior beings who hail from advanced civilizations quadrillions of miles away, just waiting for Earth to tune in. Some people believe it’s only a matter of time before we discover the right “station.” In his one-of-a-kind history, Waiting for Contact: The Search […]

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