The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Author: Janice Stillman

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

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The American classic now mixes wacky and wonderful stories, facts, and activities for children, covering weather, astronomy, gardening, history, the outdoors, nature, sports, and more. Original.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Blue Ribbon Recipes

Author: Polly Bannister

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983565

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 6148

Fairs that celebrate local harvests, agricultural traditions, and coastal fish and seafood industries have long been famous for delicious food. For many people, the highlight of these events is the cooking competition, featuring baked goods, jam, pickles and more. Here, the editors of The Old Farmers Almanac have gathered championship recipes, as well as the comments, hard-won secrets, and tips of award-winning cooks. With ideas for everything from appetizers to desserts, youre sure to find a dish for every appetite and occasion.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Author: Old Farmer’s Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571987177

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Fascinating stories, fun facts, and activities that provide hours of edu-tainment make a winning formula for this biannual series created for kids ages 8 and up. This brand-new edition includes chapters with features on . . . • Astronomy: Earth’s volcanoes and other planetary wonders • Calendar: origin of the birthday cake, why we save daylight time, and more “special” days • Health: fun facts about your brain; uncommon advice for the common cold; why we have burps, gas, and other unmentionables • Weather: wildfire weather, facts about fog • Food: the history of the hot dog, the making of maple syrup, the first frozen dinner, lunchbox recipes • Accomplished Kids: kids who made amazing discoveries, kids who help to make the world a better place • Nature: a bug guide, little-known facts about nuts, poison dart frogs • In the Garden: secrets of composting, growing a bean teepee and other edibles, plus fun crafts • Sports: a wooden car derby, plus adventurers Sam Patch (falls jumper), Jay Cochrane (wire walker), and Charles F. Lummis (cross-country hiker) • Amusement: tips for setting a record, advice for whistlers, and more • Plus too much more to mention!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2006

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Yankee Pub

ISBN: 9781571983688

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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A special edition of the Old Farmer's Almanac features a collection of helpful advice, recipes, lore, humor, and weather forecasts for Boston and New England.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571986391

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 7857

Presents a compilation of practical advice and folklore, featuring weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles and other entertaining and useful information, all in an attractive layout with dozens of full-color pages.
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Poor Richard's Almanac

Author: Benjamin Franklin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 132

View: 9171

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 160057212X

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 9284

The 150th Anniversary special edition of the best-selling reference book of all time! The ebook format allows curious readers to keep millions of searchable facts at their fingertips. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 150th anniversary edition celebrates its illustrious history while keeping an eye on the future. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: 150 Years of The World Almanac: A special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times. Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles, The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs. Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues. The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; 2016 election results; and statistics on crime, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018. 2017—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2017. 2017—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring a preview of the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, complete coverage of the 2017 World Series, new tables of NBA, NHL, and NCAA statistics, and much more. 2017—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2017, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2017—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the quirkiest news stories of the year, from the king who secretly worked as an airline pilot for decades to the state that's auctioning off its governor's mansion. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2017, from news and sports to pop culture.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572006

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 8456

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac

Calculated on a New and Improved Plan for the Year of Our Lord 2012

Author: Old Farmer's Almanac

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1571985441

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 6518

A compilation of practical advice and folklore features weather forecasts for the United States, planting tables, health remedies, horoscopes, recipes, games and puzzles, and other entertaining and useful information
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The Witches' Almanac, Issue 37, Spring 2018-2019

The Magic of Plants

Author: Andrew Theitic

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1881098435

Category: Moon

Page: 208

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Founded in 1971, The Witches' Almanac is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans. At one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture; at another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for the mystic enthusiast. Modeled after the Old Farmers' Almanac, it includes information related to the annual moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes), as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, its subject matter is timeless--only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue. The theme of Issue 37 (Spring 2018-Spring 2019) is the magic of plants. Also included are the following articles: -Sigil Witchery, - -The Witch of Hadley, - -SeerStones, - -Astrological Plant Remedies, - -Pomba Gira, - -Coffin Ring, - and -Coefficient of Weirdness, Part 2.-
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Strange Universe

The Weird and Wild Science of Everyday Life--on Earth and Beyond

Author: Bob Berman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627799435

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9470

"Touches on a dizzying array of subjects, including UV rays, inert gases, fossils, meteorites, microwaves, rainbows . . . Like many a good teacher, Berman uses humor to entertain his audience and liven things up." —Los Angeles Times Bob Berman is motivated by a straightforward philosophy: everyone can understand science—and it's fun, too. In Strange Universe, he pokes into the bizarre and astonishingly true scientific facts that determine the world around us. Geared to the nonscientist, Berman's original essays are filled with the trademark wit and cleverness that has earned him acclaim over many years for his columns in Astronomy and Discover magazines. He emphasizes curiosities of the natural world to which everyone can relate, and dishes on the little-known secrets about space and some of science's biggest blunders (including a very embarrassing moment from Buzz Aldrin's trip to the moon). Fascinating to anyone interested in the wonders of our world and the cosmos beyond, Strange Universe will make you smile and think.
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Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

Celebrating Nature & Her Rhythms in the City

Author: Eric Utne

Publisher: Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

ISBN: 9780976198901

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 344

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Pilgrimages to wild places like Death Valley help us connect to nature, t o be sure. But what would it take for us to reestablish that connection, right where we live, day-to-day, in the city. Eric Utne, introduction to Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac Ben Franklin would be proud. In the spirit of his Poor Richard's Almanac, Eric Utne, founder of Utne Magazine, presents Cosmo Doogood's URBAN ALMANAC: Celebrating Nature & Her Rhythms in the City. It's an inspirational way for 21st century urbanites who now numbe r over half the U.S. population to connect with nature, live more fully, and celebrate each day of the year.
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The Witches' Almanac, Issue 36, Spring 2017-Spring 2018

Water, Our Primal Source

Author: Andrew Theitic

Publisher: The Witches’ Almanac

ISBN: 1881098400

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 4695

Founded in 1971 by Elizabeth Pepper, the art director of Gourmet magazine for many years, The Witches’ Almanac is a witty, literate, and sophisticated publication that appeals to general readers as well as hard-core Wiccans. At one level, it is a pop reference that will fascinate anyone interested in folklore, mythology, and culture, but at another, it is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging annual guide available today for the mystical enthusiast. Modeled after the Old Farmers’ Almanac, it includes information related to the annual Moon calendar (weather forecasts and horoscopes) as well as legends, rituals, herbal secrets, mystic incantations, interviews, and many a curious tale of good and evil. Although it is an annual publication, only about 15 percent of the content is specific to the date range of each issue. The Witches’ Almanac features more than 140 pages of interesting and timeless articles about witchcraft, magic, herbalism, charms, spells, and related topics written by authors from the witchcraft and magical communities. The theme of Issue 36 (Spring 2017 – Spring 2018) is Water: Our Primal Source. Included are “The Coffin Ring,” “A Beekeeper’s Year,” “The Margate Grotto,” “Speaking in Tongues,” “Poppets,” and “Thomas the Rhymer.”
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Four Seasons Make a Year

Author: Anne Rockwell

Publisher: Walker Childrens

ISBN: 9780802788856

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6055

Each season brings new surprises and discoveries. In the spring, leaves sprout, showers come, and it's time for planting. Bees buzz and roses bloom as summer arrives. The fall turns pumpkins orange and leaves red and gold, and the wind grows cold. In wintertime, snow twirls down, and the flames in the fireplace leap and glow. Next year, it will all happen again, but it will be a little different, too. Everything is always growing and changing on a farm. Beloved author Anne Rockwell takes young readers through the year. Megan Halsey's charming collage illustrations are the perfect complement to this delightful introduction to the wonders of the seasons.
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