Archive | May, 2017

2017 Florida Native Plant Society Conference

We recently attended the Florida Native Plant Society conference in River Ranch, FL! We had a fantastic time displaying our gardening and nature titles. We saw several of our authors at the conference! Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida: A Companion for Gardeners, Walter Kingsley Taylor, author of Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide, Ginny Stibolt, author […]

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Our Fall 2017 Catalog is Now Available

Dear Reader,   Our Fall/Winter 2017 catalog is now available! Take a look at the exciting books coming soon from UPF.     The cover images are from Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen, courtesy of Norman Van Aken. Other highlights from the forthcoming season include the adventures of forensic pathologist Philippe Charlier, the “Indiana Jones of the […]

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The Country Where My Heart Is

“Much needed. Fills an existing gap in the historical period with a wide range of examples from all over the world.”—Margarita Díaz-Andreu, author of A World History of Nineteenth-Century Archaeology: Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Past “Provides new, nuanced perspectives that will inspire studies in the materiality of identity creation and transformation in the past and […]

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Precarious Passages

“Makes a compelling case for a rethinking of narrative moments including slavery, the Middle Passage, and colonization that have defined the fiction produced in a transatlantic geography. Provokes a reassessment of notions of Africa as an ur-home and figurations of nation-state. A must-read.”—Maxine Lavon Montgomery, author of The Fiction of Gloria Naylor: Houses and Spaces […]

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2017 Florida Anthropological Society Meeting

UPF recently traveled to Jacksonville, FL to attend the 2017 Florida Anthropological Society meeting! We had a wonderful time exhibiting our books in anthropology and archaeology and had the chance to mingle with scholars in the field. Several of our authors attended the meeting, including Jerald Milanich, coeditor of Archaeology of the Everglades, Neill Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida, […]

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Archaeological Perspectives on the French in the New World

“This book has essentially created a new field of study with a surprising range of insights on the ethnicity, class, gender, and foodways of French speakers of European and African descent adapting to life under British, Spanish, or American political regimes.”—Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of […]

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The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major […]

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Latin American Studies Sale

In honor of the 2017 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, held last week in Lima, Peru, we are offering 30-60% off books in Latin American studies through May 27. Orders over $50 will receive free shipping. View books at upress.ufl.edu/LASA17. Use code LASA17 at checkout for discount prices.

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Review Roundup

UPF books have received lots of praise in the past few months. Since springtime in Florida is the perfect opportunity to relax outside with a good book, now is a great time to take a look at some of these titles.   . Time magazine reviewed Douglas R. Egerton and Robert L. Paquette’s The Denmark […]

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New Paperback Release: Journeys Through Paradise

“This book is for those inhabited by the same desires that drove the early naturalists afield, who yearn to know wilder territory. We read it voraciously, as if in the understanding of how they loved we might also begin to do so, as if in the reliving of their lives we might recapture some vanishing […]

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