A fine multi-faceted tool. Midwest Book Review
Recommended for everyone, including families, businesses, and libraries. American Reference Books Annual, 2004
This complete reference book includes everything that anyone would want to know about the Sunshine State. First published in 1975, this annual almanac continues to gain in popularity with each edition, as Florida natives, visitors, and new residents realize the extensive and accurate information existing within it. From basic history and residential requirements to obscure facts, such as the size of the largest squash grown and the various species of flowers, this book has it all. After discovering the list of derivatives for the name of every Florida county, the Lake City Reporter called the past edition of this book indispensable and described it as containing just about everything you ever wanted to know about Floridaand a good deal of information you probably never really thought about. The almanac works as a combination atlas, directory, tourist guide, reference manual, and history book all in one. The West Orange Times calls it the best handbook and reference for history, tourism and even if you're planning on moving to Florida. The book contains road maps of each county and charts of rivers and waterways. For those who are visiting the state, there are sections on major attractions, state parks, lodging, art museums, and major festivals, as well as regulations for boating, fishing, and hunting. For people considering moving to Florida, there are portions on school information and descriptions of each county, as well as information on taxes, utilities, and the government. Anyone interested in the history and settlement of the state will find the state constitution, as well as facts ranging from Native American cultures to the government in 1875. There are also listings of national memorials, monuments, and landmarks. This new and improved edition contains everything found in the past annuals, plus updated information and a new hurricane survival guide. Facts are easy to locate, with all of the subjects covered in each section listed in a table of contents and a detailed index at the end of the manual.