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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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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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Flora of Florida, Volume IV

Praise for volumes I, II, and III “An invaluable source. . . . Wunderlin’s guide brings together his years of work with the flora of Florida.”—Choice “An extremely valuable reference for professional biologists, naturalists, natural resource managers, and plant lovers.”—Economic Botany “A monumental undertaking and a definitive and up-to-date treatise on Florida’s dicotyledons. There is […]

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Ornamental Palm Horticulture, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition “Avid recreational gardeners, designers, and nursery professionals who enjoy growing dramatic ornamental palms will welcome this comprehensive manual comprising palm biology, propagation techniques, cultural requirements, and overall care.”—Booklist “A valuable resource for commercial producers, landscapers, palm enthusiasts, and homeowners.”—Florida Gardening “Especially good on pests, diseases and nutritional needs. . . […]

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2017 Word of South Festival

We recently traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to attend the annual Word of South Festival! We had a great time exhibiting our wide range of books in literature, history, art, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and much more at the weekend-long fair. Some of our authors who have won Florida Book Awards were featured speakers at the festival, including Gary Monroe, author of E. G. […]

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Travels on the St. Johns River

“Bringing together descriptions and illustrations of the St. Johns River and its characteristic flora and fauna from the golden age of natural history exploration, this book will be useful to both Bartram scholars and amateur naturalists.”—Timothy Sweet, author of American Georgics: Economy and Environment in American Literature, 1580–1864 “Illustrates the unique sense of place of […]

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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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7 Wonders of the Everglades (And How to Help Them!)

Marketing intern Micole Kaye worked closely with Mac Stone’s Everglades: America’s Wetland during her internship at the University Press of Florida and discovered some amazing facts about America’s largest wetland. Below she shares some of the wonders you can find in the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. “One way to open your eyes […]

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Q&A with Mac Stone, author of EVERGLADES: AMERICA’S WETLAND

Last month, we released award-winning photographer Mac Stone’s Everglades: America’s Wetland. Over the past few weeks, Stone has been traveling all over Florida speaking about his work in the Everglades and revealing behind-the-scenes footage of what it’s like to photograph America’s largest subtropical wilderness. Stone recently placed as a finalist in BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and […]

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Florida Animals for Everyday Naturalists

A diverse parade of animals has probably traipsed past you at the park, on the road, and at state wildlife refuges. But would you be able to identify every creature in that wildlife line-up? Award-winning photographer Larry Allan wrote Florida Animals for Everyday Naturalists to help Floridians identify and protect the species of mammals, birds […]

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