Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

The Art of Birds

Captivating views of birdlife “The Art of Birds matches deeply evocative photographs to the best observations of Florida birdlife from past centuries. The book left me with a fresh desire to explore our parks and public lands anew, to feel how wild birds make the place.”—Eric Draper, director, Florida State Parks “Stunning; brilliant! The Art of Birds is … Continue reading The Art of Birds

The Thing about Florida Virtual Book Tour

Register for one of these upcoming virtual events to meet Tyler Gillespie, author of The Thing about Florida: Exploring a Misunderstood State, which will be published in April 2021 by the University Press of Florida. For details and information on how to join these events, view our calendar or click the links below the image. … Continue reading The Thing about Florida Virtual Book Tour

The Palmetto Book

The natural and cultural history of an iconic plant   “To be in palmetto hammocks, coastal marshes, swamp forests, wet prairies, or revegetating cane breaks with Jono Miller is to walk into a world of wonder. His exuberance, intelligence, humor, and wisdom are as wild and awesome as the cabbage palm itself. If palmettos could talk, they … Continue reading The Palmetto Book

Florida Scrub-Jay

A portrait of a species on the brink “I loved this book. It’s the extraordinary story of an extraordinary bird. Walters has written a powerful and poignant ode to the jay itself and the scrub it depends on—a subtle but beguiling habitat that’s vanishing rapidly, stolen by development, mining, and citrus groves—and also to the remarkable … Continue reading Florida Scrub-Jay

The Wilder Heart of Florida

Launch Event: March 2, 6:30 p.m. Join Jack E. Davis and Leslie K. Poole, editors of The Wilder Heart of Florida, along with contributing writers Gianna Russo and Mark Walters, for a virtual launch event hosted by Tombolo Books. To register, click here. Fall under the spell of Florida’s natural environment “The essays and poetry in The … Continue reading The Wilder Heart of Florida

UPF Authors at the 2020 Miami Book Fair

Many University Press of Florida authors are participating in this year's virtual Miami Book Fair. We've created a list so that you don't miss any of their interviews! In Conversation: Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists James A. Kushlan's Seeking the American Tropics unearths stories of the explorers and adventurers who – for better … Continue reading UPF Authors at the 2020 Miami Book Fair