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Title:
The Old farmer's almanac : calculated on a new and improved plan for the year of our Lord 2003.
Author:
Thomas, Robert Bailey, 1766-1846.
Publication Information:
Dublin, NH : Yankee Publishing, 2003.

©2002
Physical Description:
304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Fitted for Boston and the New England states, with special corrections and calculations to answer for all the United States."

"Established in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas."
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781571982636
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A new edition of the annual reference furnishes long-range weather forecasts, tide tables, agricultural tips, predictions on Consumer Tastes and Trends, astronomical data, recipes, history and lore, how-to advice, and many other features.


Table of Contents

Weather Forecasts
Forecasting the Almanac Weatherp. 43
General Weather Forecastp. 138
U.S. Weather Regions Mapp. 139
Regional Forecastsp. 140
1. New Englandp. 140
2. Greater New York--New Jerseyp. 141
3. Middle Atlantic Coastp. 142
4. Piedmont and Southeast Coastp. 143
5. Floridap. 144
6. Upstate New Yorkp. 145
7. Greater Ohio Valleyp. 146
8. Deep Southp. 147
9. Chicago and Southern Great Lakesp. 148
10. Northern Great Plains--Great Lakesp. 149
11. Central Great Plainsp. 150
12. Texas--Oklahomap. 151
13. Rocky Mountainsp. 152
14. Desert Southwestp. 153
15. Pacific Northwestp. 154
16. Californiap. 155
Features
To Patronsp. 6
Consumer Tastes & Trendsp. 10
Amusements
Mr. Smith's Maddening Mind-Manglersp. 204
How to Tell When Someone's Lyingp. 206
Winning Essaysp. 210
Anecdotes and Pleasantriesp. 248
Anniversaries
The Far-Out Idea That Fed a Nationp. 162
Across the Country in 90 Days (or Less)p. 170
Was This Man Wronged by the Wright Brothers?p. 178
The Towns That Hosted the Worldp. 184
Astronomy
Red Alert: Mars to Skim By Earthp. 92
Folklore
The Art of Reading Tea Leavesp. 158
Food
Winning Recipesp. 212
North America's Only Native Grainp. 214
The Case of the Fluky Fruitp. 220
Gardening
Grow Vegetables Your Neighbors Won't Recognizep. 104
Frosts and Growing Seasonsp. 113
Outdoor Planting Tablep. 114
The Man Who Invented Parksp. 116
Beware the Whispering Willowsp. 122
Gardening by the Moon's Signp. 223
Home Remedies
Why Carpenters Should Always Have a Potato in Their Pocketp. 98
Holidays
A Forest of Facts About Arbor Dayp. 190
Husbandry
Uncanny Facts About Goatsp. 192
Gestation and Mating Tablep. 197
Nature
The Scary Truth About Earwigsp. 128
Sports
The Most Perfect Swimmerp. 198
Best Fishing Daysp. 203
Weather
A Spicy Account of (Quite Possibly) the Worst Day in Weather Historyp. 132
Does It Feel Warmer?p. 156
Calendar
Calendar pagesp. 44
Calendars, 2002-2004p. 256
Chronological Cyclesp. 42
Erasp. 42
Farmer's Calendar essaysp. 45
Fishing Days, Bestp. 203
Frosts and Growing Seasonsp. 113
Glossary of Almanac Odditiesp. 74
Holidays and Observancesp. 72
Movable Feasts and Fastsp. 42
Religious Observancesp. 45
Seasonsp. 39
Astrology
Astrological Timetablep. 224
Gardening by the Moon's Signp. 223
Moon's Place in the Astrological Zodiacp. 223
Secrets of the Zodiacp. 222
Miscellany
Catalog Emporiump. 23
Classified Advertisingp. 240
Get Out Your Camerap. 102
Index to Advertisersp. 246
The Old Farmer's General Storep. 235
A Reference Compendiump. 257
Astronomy
How to Use This Almanacp. 39
Aphelion, Earth atp. 42
Astronomical Glossaryp. 80
Calendar pagesp. 44
Chronological Cyclesp. 42
Conjunctionsp. 42
Day, Length ofp. 40
Daylight Saving Timep. 39
Earthquakes, Predictingp. 43
Eclipsesp. 86
Key Lettersp. 40
Meteor Showers, Principalp. 86
Perihelion, Earth atp. 42
Seasonsp. 39
Time Correctionsp. 226
Twilight (length of)p. 88
Moon
Agep. 40
Astronomical Placep. 41
Best Fishing Daysp. 203
Full Dates, 2003-2007p. 86
Phases ofp. 44
Rise and set timesp. 44
Planets
Marsp. 92
Rise and set timesp. 90
Symbols forp. 42
Stars
Risings and Settingsp. 84
Transit Timesp. 84
Sun
Declinationp. 41
Rise and set timesp. 44
Sundials, how to usep. 40
Sun Fastp. 40
Tides
At Bostonp. 41
Calculatingp. 41
Correctionsp. 232
Glossaryp. 88

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