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Trees

This sturdy, pocket-sized field guide is designed for landscape professionals, arborists, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone seeking to know the trees around them. Full color photographs of leaves, bark, flowers and full trees, together with clear descriptions make identifying trees easier than ever. The 180 trees include native, introduced, and invasive species and are arranged by […]

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Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Tapping the Source

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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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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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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Intern Guest Post: Meet Some of the Leading Ladies of Saving Florida!

Marketing intern Jackie Joiner is majoring in advertising at the University of Florida. During her internship this spring at the University Press of Florida, Jackie got us started participating in #FirstLineFriday—a weekly look inside our newest books. (Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to join in!) . . Get to know some of the many environmentalists Leslie Kemp […]

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Saving Florida

Saving Florida gives long-overdue credit to female environmentalists The significant role of women in Florida’s environmental movement is brought to light by historian Leslie Kemp Poole in Saving Florida, which we are proudly publishing today. “Gives long-overdue recognition to the women who shaped the state’s environmental movement and saved Florida’s water, land, and quality of life […]

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The Peace of Blue

The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys Bill Belleville According to Carl Hiaasen, Bill Belleville “writes gorgeously and straight from the heart.” In The Peace of Blue, the documentarian and nature writer guides you on a lyrical journey to the natural places in Florida and the Caribbean that have been forged and shaped by water. He […]

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Crime at Kew: Rare Water Lily Stolen from Gardens

Craig Pittman is an award-winning journalist who writes about environmental issues for Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid,  making him the perfect person to weigh in on the latest botanical scandal, this time across the pond: the theft of an extremely rare water […]

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Whooping Cranes & the Keystone Pipeline: Kathleen Kaska Guest Post

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues: Part Three: Keystone Pipeline By Kathleen Kaska  In order for a species to thrive, it must have a safe, sustainable habitat. When species are threatened or endangered, it is usually because of habitat destruction, either due to development or pollution from that development. Endangered whooping cranes spend their summer […]

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Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida’s Magical Waters by Rick Kilby AVAILABLE NOW A visual treasure trove of vintage postcards, photographs, and advertisements, this book vividly illustrates how deeply interwoven the mythical Fountain of Youth is in Florida’s cultural identity. More than conquistador Ponce de León’s fabled quest for rejuvenating waters or […]

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