Florida Springs: A Reading List

Featuring the underwater photography of Bruce Mozert, the life story of explorer and activist Wes Skiles, and an analysis of serious freshwater problems today, these books take readers on a journey across Florida to learn about the state's beautiful natural springs. Find out why Florida's springs are so beloved, what threatens the springs, and how … Continue reading Florida Springs: A Reading List

The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

By James A. Kushlan, author of Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida's Early Naturalists The Everglades has been a large part of my entire life, beginning when I was growing up on the Little River in postwar Miami, and becoming even more so when I began studying its biology in the 1970s. The more I … Continue reading The Unexpected History of South Florida’s Early Naturalists

Seeking the American Tropics

“An enlightening journey through the geological, botanical, and zoological discoveries made by the iconic naturalists who over centuries have helped shape our knowledge of South Florida’s unique and diverse natural history.”—Ron Magill, communications director, Zoo Miami “Kushlan tells of the people who were compelled to decipher and name the tropical flora even while experiencing the … Continue reading Seeking the American Tropics

Quarantine Reads for July 2020

As we enter a new month amid the COVID-19 pandemic, University Press of Florida is pleased to offer our readers a new selection of free eBooks. This month's collection focuses on the natural world, featuring stories of adventurers and conservationists to inspire and entertain readers, plus a few guidebooks to help those who are feeling … Continue reading Quarantine Reads for July 2020

Flora of Florida, Volume VII

Praise for earlier volumes “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 “This series will surely be the standard reference for the unique and threatened flora of the Sunshine … Continue reading Flora of Florida, Volume VII

Wild Capital

“Amasses a wealth of information pertaining to an urgent topic—how can modern humans co-exist with wildlife and their ecosystems in a sustainable manner?”—Roger L. Reep, coauthor of The Florida Manatee: Biology and Conservation “In Wild Capital, Jones offers us a compelling and easily understood way to change how we value wildlife and wild lands. I encourage … Continue reading Wild Capital

Hurricanes: A Reading List

Florida is notorious for its most prominent natural event—the hurricane. As a scholarly publisher located in the state, University Press of Florida has many books on the history and science of these devastating storms. This list of books offers detailed accounts of infamous hurricanes from the past, as well as insight into why tropical cyclones happen … Continue reading Hurricanes: A Reading List

The Nature of Plants

“Encourages each of us to look at plants more thoughtfully and to consider the processes that take place every day that largely go unnoticed. You will better appreciate plants after reading Huegel’s book.”—Nicole Pinson, urban horticulture agent and master gardener coordinator, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension “Huegel explains plant structure and biology in a manner that … Continue reading The Nature of Plants