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University of Florida Press

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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The Shark Attack Files: Investigating the World's Most Feared Predator

In 1958, a panel funded by the Office of Naval Research initiated the formation of the International Shark Attack File, the first comprehensive documentation of shark attacks on a global and historical level. Travel the globe with Burgess, the Sherlock Holmes of shark attacks, as he studies mauled remains and the scars of the lucky survivors.

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Tapping the Source: Inside UF's Water Institute

Tapping the Source takes us inside the UF Water Institute, where talent from throughout the university address complex water issues through innovative research, education, and public outreach programs.

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Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between

Caribbean plantations and the forces that shaped them--slavery, sugar, capitalism, and the tropical, sometimes deadly environment--have been studied extensively. This volume turns the focus to the places and times where the rules of the plantation system did not always apply, including the interstitial spaces that linked enslaved Africans with their neighbors at other plantations.

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Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles

In this volume, Lawrence Waldron focuses on the cultural significance of nearly two dozen animal and bird representations found in Saladoid-era ceramics, surveying zoomorphic iconography in over twenty major collections.

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Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean

In this volume, Ivan Roksandic and an international team of researchers trace population movement throughout the Caribbean, specifically to Cuba. Through analysis of early agriculture, burial customs, dental modification, pottery production, dietary patterns, and more, they present a new theory of mainland migration to Cuba and the Greater Antilles.

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The Diabetes Epidemic: Controlling, Curing, and Preventing

The Diabetes Epidemic explores the complicated landscape of diabetes research and offers a glimpse of the extraordinarily difficult, and sometimes serendipitous, ways in which breakthroughs occur. At the University of Florida Diabetes Institute more than 100 faculty members are working on education, research, prevention, and treatment. Their fields are diverse--genetics, endocrinology, epidemiology, patient and physician education, health outcomes and policy, behavioral science, and rural medicine--but their goal is the same.

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An Assessment of Technology for Local Development

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When the Seas Rise: Global Changes and Local Impacts

When the Seas Rise takes us on an eye-opening journey from the dying coastal forests, where salt-killed tree trunks stand like sentinels of a retreating army, to the high tide-flooded streets of cities from St. Augustine to Key West. Meet the scientists at the University of Florida--researchers in biology, geology, entomology, horticulture, urban and regional planning, as well as other fields--who, along with other experts around the state, are planning for the sea change already upon us and the greater changes to come.

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The Wind Engineers: Building a Hurricane-Safe House

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No Student Left Behind: Transforming Education in the Online Classroom

No Student Left Behind traces the earliest correspondence programs to the most cutting-edge practices of online learning at UF, looking at some of the first implementations of an online class and exploring how the brain works in front of a computer screen.