Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis's essay "What the Mermaid … Continue reading Weeki Wachee Mermaids
This month at the University Press of Florida, we decided to reconnect with our artistic sides and the beautiful state we call home. Inspired by the “otherworldly” colors of Florida sunsets and landscapes in our new book E. G. Barnhill, staff members here at the press tried their hands—and brushes—at some watercolor fun. Our painting session included … Continue reading Florida Landscapes by UPF Staff
The University Press of Florida is the proud publisher of many books of beautiful photography. Today we’re highlighting a few of our books that showcase striking images of the state of Florida. E.G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur is filled with stunningly vivid hand painted photographs of Florida’s natural and enchanting landscape. In the age … Continue reading Spotlight on Florida Photography
Written by Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America’s Wetland I’m a military brat. My dad, Keith Stone was a colonel in the army so we moved around a lot. My oldest brother was born in Virginia, my middle brother was born in Germany, and I was born in Kentucky. Soon after I was born, we … Continue reading A Hospital Transformed with Florida’s Amazing Wilderness
“These dramatic hand-painted photographs capture old Florida with color and light.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park “A visual feast. Like the Highwaymen, Barnhill created his own version of the landscape, based on the real environment yet in a fantastic otherworldly palette.”—Rick Kilby, author of Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical … Continue reading E. G. Barnhill
This past year, we were proud to see our books and authors recognized again and again in media outlets across the country. We're celebrating a year of excellent reviews! Here are some of the top reviews UPF books received in 2015. Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League by César Brioso … Continue reading 2015 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books
Find the perfect gift for all the important people in your life this holiday season with University Press of Florida’s holiday book sale! Click below to view our 2015 Holiday Catalog. From travel to photography, art, cooking, gardening, fishing, sports, literature, history, and more, you’ll find books for every reader. Visit http://www.upf.com and order before December … Continue reading Holiday Book Sale!