UPF Authors at the 2020 Miami Book Fair

Many University Press of Florida authors are participating in this year's virtual Miami Book Fair. We've created a list so that you don't miss any of their interviews! In Conversation: Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists James A. Kushlan's Seeking the American Tropics unearths stories of the explorers and adventurers who – for better … Continue reading UPF Authors at the 2020 Miami Book Fair

Florida’s Healing Waters

A colorful look at a forgotten era of Florida tourism “Kilby’s compelling narrative along with the captivating images made me want to pack my bags and hit the back roads in search of the state’s healing waters.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs “An expertly researched work that combines exquisite … Continue reading Florida’s Healing Waters

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