"It's easy to believe that humans evolved from the sea when you meet Wes Skiles. He was more at home underwater than above. Hold your breath as you read Julie Hauserman's wonderful tale of a most unusual man. And remember, this tale is true."—Bill Kurtis, announcer, Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! "In this … Continue reading Drawn to the Deep
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 … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems
“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 … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Journeys Through Paradise
"A scientifically credible and highly readable account of what is likely the greatest threat to Florida's environment, economy, and culture over the coming decades."--Reed F. Noss, author of Forgotten Grasslands of the South "Every Floridian should read this book. It is the clearest and most readable description of how and why the sea level changes … Continue reading Sea Level Rise in Florida
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Alfred Browning Parker! A principal leader of the “Coconut Grove School” of tropical organic architecture, and attaining an almost rock star-like status in his home city of Miami, Parker’s influence has been felt throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Drawing on local materials and the environment, his goal was utility and … Continue reading Miami Architecture FLASH SALE
The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF … Continue reading New GATORBYTE: When the Seas Rise
"As essential as sunscreen and a must-have for anyone visiting or living in South Florida."--Mac Stone, author of Everglades: America's Wetland "An alluring snapshot, capturing the regions' fun side with fishing, fantasy, food, and an overall funky feel."--Mary Barley, chair, Everglades Trust "Delivers all of the hidden and not-so-hidden gems that even the most discerning … Continue reading An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys
On February 27, my friends and I set out on a journey of a lifetime. We were headed north—through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee—and made stops along the way to enjoy the best of what each place had to offer.
Spring Sale: www.upf.com/S1604 Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer day by day here in Florida and we have new books for the new season of outdoor adventures. Check out our books about the outdoors, gardening, nature, and the environment. Use code S1604 for discount prices. Sale ends April 15th.
“Harris's thrilling revisit is a powerful addition to nature-writing in its own right.”—Janisse Ray, author of Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River “A highly engaging narrative of adventure amid wild beauty. Harris describes not only what has been lost but also what remains, and merits our protection, today.” —John Elder, … Continue reading Returning North with the Spring