Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

“Highly original. A major contribution to the human history and cultural ecology of the Galápagos Islands. The authors have woven together topics as diverse as global economics, historical archaeology, and biodiversity in their study of one of the world’s most intellectually stimulating archipelagos.”—David Steadman, Florida Museum of Natural History “This superb work adds a significant … Continue reading Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands

New Paperback Release: Journeys Through Paradise

“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

Hotel Ponce de Leon

“Presents new information about the creation and construction of the Hotel Ponce de Leon, its eighty years as a luxury resort hotel, and its transformation into the centerpiece of Flagler College. Keys does an excellent job of capturing the historical, cultural, and even political themes that were part of the hotel’s development and its adaptation … Continue reading Hotel Ponce de Leon

November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

Three themes unite the books within our roundup this month: conservatives, conservation, and connection. Yet the titles included vary widely from cookbooks to scholarly studies. We hope this range will help in your gift hunting endeavors! To top it off, all of the books below are discounted in our 2014 Holiday Sale. Apply code XM14 at … Continue reading November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

7 Wonders of the Everglades (And How to Help Them!)

Marketing intern Micole Kaye worked closely with Mac Stone's Everglades: America's Wetland during her internship at the University Press of Florida and discovered some amazing facts about America's largest wetland. Below she shares some of the wonders you can find in the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. “One way to open your eyes … Continue reading 7 Wonders of the Everglades (And How to Help Them!)

Whooping Cranes & the Keystone Pipeline: Kathleen Kaska Guest Post

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues:Part Three: Keystone PipelineBy Kathleen Kaska In order for a species to thrive, it must have a safe, sustainable habitat. When species are threatened or endangered, it is usually because of habitat destruction, either due to development or pollution from that development.Endangered whooping cranes spend their summer in Wood Buffalo National … Continue reading Whooping Cranes & the Keystone Pipeline: Kathleen Kaska Guest Post

Whooping Cranes & Water Rights: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska

Whooping Cranes’ Battle for Survival Continues: Part One: Dispute Over Water Rights by Kathleen Kaska In 1942, with only fifteen whooping cranes left in the wild, the key to saving the species from extinction was locating their only remaining nesting site—somewhere in the Canadian wilderness—protecting it before it was too late. It took Audubon ornithologist … Continue reading Whooping Cranes & Water Rights: Guest Post by Kathleen Kaska