Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT AWARD-WINNING BOOKS AND AUTHORS! NASA and the Long Civil Rights MovementEdited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award Examining the ways in which NASA’s goal of space exploration both conflicted and aligned with the cause of racial equality, … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet

Read an excerpt from this book in Oregon ArtsWatch. “An engagingly written account of dancers who surmounted every obstacle, foreign and domestic, to help bring about the creation of American ballet. It is also a fascinating, detailed look at the way cultural institutions evolved through the dedication and artistry of star dancers.”—Lewis Segal, former dance … Continue reading Todd Bolender, Janet Reed, and the Making of American Ballet

Florida Native Plant Society 2021

The Florida Native Plant Society 40th Annual Conference takes place virtually this weekend. If you are attending the conference, view our virtual booth here. Read on for highlights of our gardening book sale. Shop All Books in Our Gardening Sale Use code FNPS21 for discounts and free shipping. The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and … Continue reading Florida Native Plant Society 2021

New Perspectives on Medieval Literature: Authors and Traditions

In honor of the 2021 International Congress on Medieval Studies, which is taking place virtually this month, we are highlighting a book series on medieval literature published by University Press of Florida. New Perspectives on Medieval Literature: Authors and Traditions Edited by Tison Pugh, University of Central Florida; and R. Barton Palmer, Clemson University New Perspectives on … Continue reading New Perspectives on Medieval Literature: Authors and Traditions

The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition:   “The conception of the simple sea cow is being turned on its head by the recent work of Roger L. Reep. . . . Where earlier scientists saw in the manatee’s brain the evidence of deficient intelligence, Dr. Reep sees evolution’s shaping of an animal perfectly adapted to its environment.”—New York … Continue reading The Florida Manatee, Second Edition

Unearthing St. Mary’s City

“A fantastic range of historical narratives, archaeological investigations, landscape studies, and material culture analyses that define the nascent colonial town. Well organized and comprehensive, this volume traces the nearly four centuries of the city’s history, enveloping the reader in 50 years of groundbreaking archaeology.”—David M. Givens, director of archaeology, Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation   “An impressive overview … Continue reading Unearthing St. Mary’s City

A History of Platform Mound Ceremonialism

“This is a landmark synthesis providing a much-needed corrective of the history and significance of platform mounds in eastern North America that shows them to be enduring and vital features of native societies across more than six millennia.”—Neill J. Wallis, coeditor of New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida   “A superb volume that turns on its head much of … Continue reading A History of Platform Mound Ceremonialism

Awards for Our Florida Books and Authors

Congratulations to our many authors who are recognized in this year's Florida Book Awards and Florida Historical Society Awards. All of the winning books can be purchased with a discount in our spring sale using code SPR21, valid through June 30. Florida Book Awards Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards … Continue reading Awards for Our Florida Books and Authors