Returning North with the Spring

“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

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: “No Student Left Behind” and “The Wind Engineers”

. 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 Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: “No Student Left Behind” and “The Wind Engineers”

Intern Guest Post: Meet Some of the Leading Ladies of Saving Florida!

Marketing intern Jackie Joiner is majoring in advertising at the University of Florida. During her internship this spring at the University Press of Florida, Jackie got us started participating in #FirstLineFriday—a weekly look inside our newest books. (Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to join in!) . . Get to know some of the many environmentalists Leslie Kemp … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: Meet Some of the Leading Ladies of Saving Florida!

Saving Florida

Saving Florida gives long-overdue credit to female environmentalists The significant role of women in Florida’s environmental movement is brought to light by historian Leslie Kemp Poole in Saving Florida, which we are proudly publishing today. “Gives long-overdue recognition to the women who shaped the state’s environmental movement and saved Florida’s water, land, and quality of life … Continue reading Saving Florida

Everglades: America’s Wetland

We're proud to announce the publication of Everglades: America’s Wetland by Mac Stone, a wildlife photographer for National Geographic Traveler, BBC Wildlife and Nature’s Best Magazine. The coffee table book contains over 200 full-color photographs of the flora and fauna of the Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Exclusive essays from the top … Continue reading Everglades: America’s Wetland

Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Watersby Rick KilbyAVAILABLE NOWA visual treasure trove of vintage postcards, photographs, and advertisements, this book vividly illustrates how deeply interwoven the mythical Fountain of Youth is in Florida's cultural identity. More than conquistador Ponce de León's fabled quest for rejuvenating waters or a kitschy attempt … Continue reading Florida’s Fountain of Youth: Magic, Myth, and Endangered Springs

Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

Florida's vanishing springs, an ongoing concern for the state, have been a hot topic in the news again recently. In this guest post, beloved UPF author and Florida native, Gary Monroe, responds to the state's intention to reclaim Silver Springs from Festival Fun Parks and attempt to prevent further environmental degradation of the natural wonder. The Fate of … Continue reading Gary Monroe Considers the Fate of Silver Springs

A Florida Paradise Lost?

“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”—Rachel Carson (1907–1964) Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite, is the latest volume in the Florida History and Culture Series. During the past half-century, the … Continue reading A Florida Paradise Lost?