Atlas of Florida
Edited by Edward
A. Fernald and Elizabeth Purdum
The new Atlas of Florida, revised for the first time in ten years,
is seasoned with the people of Florida, flavored with the patterns of
their activities, and served in a full-color, oversized volume. A handsome
book for reference or reading, Atlas of Florida offers a complete
overview of Florida life and history in visual form.
The all new Atlas of Florida
- The first Christmas in
the present-day United States was celebrated in Tallahassee in 1539
by Hernando de Soto and his men.
- More money is spent per
capita for lotto tickets in Florida counties with high per capita income
than in counties with low per capita income (excluding border counties).
- Jacksonville's St. Johns
River City Band is one of only two professional brass bands in the United
- 38.7 inches of rain fell
in 24 hours in Yankeetown, Florida, on September 5, 1950.
- 100% of all limes produced
in the United States are grown in Florida.
- In constant dollars, five
times as much money is spent per student (K-12) today than in the 1950s,
but teachers' salaries (also in constant dollars) were lower in 1990
than in 1969.
Attend the international kite-flying
festival in Sarasota in January, the swamp buggy races in Naples in February,
the rattlesnake festival in San Antonio (near Tampa) in October, the Blue
Angels Air Show in Pensacola in November.
The new Atlas contains more than 100 color photographs
and 71 black and white photographs.
*THE FEELING OF THE STATE
- 8% of all vascular plants,
fish, amphibians, reptiles, bird, and
mammal species found in Florida exist nowhere else in the world.
- Florida has the second-longest
coastline of any state. (Alaska's is longer.)
- Until the mid-1920s, Tampa
was the world's leading producer of cigars.
- Rollins College in Winter
Park has a male and a female water skiing team.
- The Metro-Dade Art in Public
Places program has attracted such renowned contemporary artists to the
state as Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen, Karel Appel, Romare Bearden,
Robert Rauschenberg, and Alexander Calder.
including special or new features
- Natural Environment
- Maps, color photographs,
and descriptions of ecosystems and landforms; wildlife habitat types
mapped from Landsat imagery; new section on weather and climate
- History and Culture
- Cigar manufacturing,
sponge fishing, first map showing expansion of agriculture in south
Florida; compendium of art museums, public art, dance, music, theater,
film, folk art, religion, and language; new sections on Indians,
exploration, and missions
- 1990 census data analyzed
and displayed; details of growth in southeast Florida; place of
origin of immigrants and in-migrants
- Growth of regional
malls; growth of high-tech industry; foreign ownership of land;
updated cost-of-living figures by county
- Recreation and Tourism
- Major commercial and
public attractions listed by region; economics of tourism; lists
of men's and women's college sports and all professional sport teams
and their locations, baseball spring training sites
- Infrastructure and Planning
- Roads and commuter
information; energy; waste management; comprehensive planning and
land acquisition programs
- Origin of Place Names
- In some Seminole tongues,
Miami means great water, Pensacola means the place where the bearded
people lived, Alachua means sinkhole; Chassahowitzka means place
of the hanging pumpkins
Edward A. Fernald, State Geographer
of Florida, is associate vice president for academic affairs, director
of the Institute of Science and Public Affairs, and professor of geography
at the Florida State University.
is a research associate at the ISPA and adjunct assistant professor of
anthropology at FSU.
James R. Anderson,
Jr., is director of the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center
and an instructor of geography at FSU.
Peter A. Krafft
is director of cartography for the Florida Resources and Environmental
Analysis Center and an instructor of geography at FSU.
cooperation with the Institute of Science and Public Affairs, the Florida
9 X 12. 500+ color maps, 100+ color photos, 70+ b&w photos, 60+
drawings, tables, graphs, references, index.
ISBN 0-8130-1131-0 Cloth, $49.95