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LibraryPress @ UF: The Panama Canal Museum

LibraryPress@UF, a collaboration between the University of Florida Press and the UF George A. Smathers Libraries, seeks to foster the creation, promotion, access, and preservation of research and creative works in support of teaching, research, and the public sphere. The LibraryPress@UF features content that aligns with the mission and strategic directions of the Libraries, including limited editions, […]

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The Final Mission

“An excellent overview of artifacts and sites in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environments.”—P. J. Capelotti, author of The Human Archaeology of Space  “Artfully blends archaeology and historic preservation into a history of the Cold War space race. A compelling argument for preserving America’s twentieth-century space heritage.”—Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold […]

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Books for Black History Month

Browse our selection of books for Black History Month! New books explore topics including portrayals of the healthy black self in early black print culture; how slaves built an ethos of “honest labor” and collective humanism; the ways in which African Americans in postbellum Georgia used militia service to define freedom and citizenship; and the […]

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2016 Review Recap

This past year was a great year for UPF titles, and we were thrilled by all of the praise our authors and their books received in media outlets across the country. Join us in looking back at some of the reviews UPF books received in 2016. Here’s to a year of excellent reviews!   Shrimp Country: Recipes and […]

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Did ET Call and Did Russia Drop the Ball?

Written by Lawrence Squeri, author of Waiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. . It has emerged that in May 15 of last year, a Russian radio telescope detected a signal spike of the kind that extraterrestrials might send. What did the Russian astronomers at the RATAN-600 radio telescope do? They told no one. The world’s […]

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The Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamá

“Presents for the first time a chronological description of the geography, history, and archaeology of Panamá from a maritime perspective.”–Roger C. Smith, author of The Maritime Heritage of the Cayman Islands “An engaging and informative narrative that seamlessly combines history and archaeology to discuss the global importance of the Isthmus of Panamá.”–Ben Ford, editor of […]

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Shaping Terrain

“Takes us on a journey throughout Latin America, highlighting different stories of adaptation to the wondrous American landscape: stories of cities being shaped by major infrastructure projects, cities coping with the pressures of informality and unchecked growth, and cities searching for their identity by looking at their pre-Columbian past while embracing modernity on their own […]

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Show Thyself a Man

“Mixon’s examination of black militias in post-emancipation Georgia and their fight for citizenship and equality provides a powerful and compelling portrait of the social revolution process at the grassroots level.”–Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie, author of Freedom’s Seekers: Essays on Comparative Emancipation “Tells the story of the rise and fall of black militia units in Georgia during […]

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Darwin’s Man in Brazil

“A valuable introduction to Fritz Müller, a colorful and important figure in the story of natural history, but someone who has been seriously neglected by historians of science. This volume helps us gain a better understanding not only of Müller’s many contributions but also of the development of Darwin’s ideas about species diversity.”–Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, […]

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Indigenous Passages to Cuba, 1515–1900

“Portrays the vitality and dynamism of indigenous actors in what is arguably one of the most foundational and central zones in the making of modern world history: the Caribbean.”–Maximilian C. Forte, author of Ruins of Absence, Presence of Caribs “Brings together historical analysis and the compelling stories of individuals and families that labored in the […]

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