New Books for Fall

Where is IFASBOOKS this Week?


It is officially FALL — though in Florida, Fall is more of a state of mind than an actual season. The IFAS Extension Bookstore has some exciting new books to help get you in the autumnal mindset.


The Surprising Lives of Bark Beetles

Jiri Hulcr and Marc Abrahams

University Press of Florida

Bark beetles are not your ordinary insects, and this is not your ordinary science book. While these creatures are tiny, they can decimate whole forests and destroy avocado orchards. But beyond their bad reputation, the lives of bark beetles are strange and fascinating. Written with wit and admiration by UF/IFAS entomologist Jiri Hulcr and science writer Marc Abrahams, this book is an entertaining tour into the dark, mazelike world of bark beetles–their surprising sex lives, their curious relationship with fungi, their beautiful yet devastating galleries.

A delight for the eyes and the mind, this book is recommended for anyone who wants a new subject of fascination.

112 pp.



Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State

Sandy Huff and Lars Andersen

University Press of Florida

Florida is a haven for canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Whether you’ve been down your share of rivers or are just pushing off for the first time, this book is the definitive resource to paddling in the state. Experienced guides Sandy Huff and Lars Andersen set you up with tips for equipment, techniques and locations for having a great outing on the water. Sandy and Lars are joined by 60 guest authors who offer their own advice and stories that are sometimes funny, sometimes alarming. Included are maps, photos and vital information about 79 paddling destinations in Florida.

468 pp.


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Posted: September 26, 2022

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Jiri Hulcr, Outdoor Recreation, Padding, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

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