The University Press of Florida

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Founded in 1945, the University Press of Florida is the official publisher of the State University System of Florida. UPF has published over 2,500 books since its inception and currently releases approximately 80 new titles each year. Its publishing strengths include archaeology, history, literature, Latin American studies, African American studies, space studies, sustainability, and Florida history and culture. UPF engages educators, students, and discerning readers by producing works of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value.

University Press of Florida also includes the imprint, University of Florida Press.

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100 Roses for the South Florida Garden

University Press of Florida

Illustrated with beautiful color photographs, this guideequips home gardeners and landscape professionals alike with the knowledge tosuccessfully grow roses in the tropical climate of South Florida.

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Janet Reno

A Life

University Press of Florida

The first full biography of former United States attorney general Janet Reno, this book examines the guiding forces that shaped Reno’s character, the trails blazed by Reno in her professional roles, and the lasting influence of Reno on American politics and society.

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Fisher-Hunter-Gatherer Complexity in North America

University Press of Florida

This book explores the forms and trajectories of social complexity among fisher-hunter-gatherers who lived in coastal, estuarine, and riverine settings in pre-Columbian North America.

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The Biocultural Consequences of Contact in Mexico

Five Centuries of Change

University of Florida Press

This volume examines how Mexican populations have been shaped both culturally and biologically by European colonization, drawing on methods from archaeology, bioarchaeology, genetics, and history and providing evidence for the resilience of the Mexican people in the face of tumultuous change.

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Backpacking Florida

University Press of Florida

Featuring 40 overnight trail adventures covering a total of600 miles across the state, this guide provides readers with the tools andinformation they need to experience the perfect Florida backpacking trip.

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Heritage and Democracy

Crisis, Critique, and Collaboration

University Press of Florida

This volume examines cultural heritage work within thecontext of both democratic institutions and democratic practices, highlightinghow democratic politics and cultural heritage shape, impact, and depend uponone another.

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Good Day Sunshine State

How the Beatles Rocked Florida

University Press of Florida

This book explores the musical and cultural impact of theBeatles in Florida, an important part of the revolution that helped make theFab Four a worldwide phenomenon.

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Cuba and Puerto Rico

Transdisciplinary Approaches to History, Literature, and Culture

University of Florida Press

In this first systematic comparative study of Cuba andPuerto Rico from both a historical and contemporary perspective, contributorshighlight the interconnectedness of the two archipelagos and encourage a morenuanced and multifaceted study of the relationships between the islands andtheir diasporas.

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The Archaeology of the Homed and the Unhomed

University Press of Florida

The firstcomprehensive discussion of the historical archaeology of homelessness, thisbook highlights the social complexities, ambiguities, and significance of thehome and the unhomed in the archaeological record.

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Beating the Bounds

Excess and Restraint in Joyce’s Later Works

University Press of Florida

Examining the role of boundaries and limits in James Joyce’slater works, primarily Finnegans Wake but also Ulysses and othertexts, this book explains and reconciles Joyce’s contrary tendencies toestablish and transgress limits and shows the Wake’s relevance to manydifferent fields of thought.

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Anthropological Perspectives on Aging

University Press of Florida

Taking a holistic approach to the study of aging, thisvolume uses biological, archaeological, medical, and cultural perspectives toexplore how older adults have functioned in societies around the globe andthroughout human history.

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Human Behavioral Ecology and Coastal Environments

University Press of Florida

In this volume, contributors apply human behavioral ecologytheoretical models to coastal environments around the globe and to the use ofcoastal resources by past human societies, showing how researchers can gaininsights about human behavior in these settings.

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