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

A Day on the River with UPF Staff

Today we’re joining the Association of University Presses in honoring the memory of Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press, who passed away in May. This post is part of a blog tour highlighting people like Saunders whose dedication, expertise, and humanity drive the important work of scholarly publishing at university presses around the … Continue reading A Day on the River with UPF Staff

Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Read on for an excerpt from Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles. As a longtime diver and underwater photographer, Wes Skiles saw the impacts of pollution and resource exploitation on Florida’s springs firsthand. He went head to head with scientists and government officials who dismissed his observations of water movement through the … Continue reading Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Water from Stone

“A research tour de force that seamlessly melds archaeology, geology, ecology, environmental history, and a contemporary conservation ethic. Not only is this volume a must read for scholars interested in Florida’s past, but it is one that deserves to be read by anyone interested in Florida’s threatened environments.”—T. R. Kidder, Director of the Washington University … Continue reading Water from Stone

Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Dream about a bygone world of natural wonders in Tim Hollis’ Remembering Florida Springs. This book explores the “big five” of Florida’s commercially developed springs: Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee Spring, and Homosassa Springs. Discover the tourist history of these attractions through postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers, and souvenirs from their early days. … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Early Tourism at Florida’s Springs

Remembering Florida Springs

Dive into the colorful past of Florida’s natural wonders! "Hollis plunges readers into the nostalgic waters of Florida’s most famous springs. Lavishly illustrated with rare photos and flyers, this beautiful book celebrates the classic years of twentieth-century Florida tourism."--Brian R. Rucker, author of Treasures of the Panhandle: A Journey through West Florida "A collection of … Continue reading Remembering Florida Springs