Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida’s Watery Realms

“A useful resource for Florida archaeology and for archaeologists and others interested in iconography and wetsite archaeology. The volume also illustrates the value of revisiting legacy collections, some of which were recovered decades ago, further exemplifying the relevance of museum collections in current archaeological inquiry.”—Ann S. Cordell, coauthor of Archaeology of Northern Florida, A.D. 200–900: The … Continue reading Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida’s Watery Realms

Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

“The site of Chocolá is extremely important for the study of the rise and development of civilization in southern Mesoamerica. This book represents the first systematic description and analysis of this center and is a significant contribution to Mesoamerican archaeology.”—Takeshi Inomata, coeditor of Mesoamerican Plazas: Arenas of Community and Power “Kaplan and Paredes Umaña leave no … Continue reading Water, Cacao, and the Early Maya of Chocolá

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Tapping the Source

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: Tapping the Source

New GATORBYTE: Tapping the Source

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: Tapping the Source

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!)

The Peace of Blue

The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys Bill Belleville According to Carl Hiaasen, Bill Belleville “writes gorgeously and straight from the heart.” In The Peace of Blue, the documentarian and nature writer guides you on a lyrical journey to the natural places in Florida and the Caribbean that have been forged and shaped by water. He … Continue reading The Peace of Blue