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"What is that bright planet in the sky this evening?" This commonly-asked question is easy to answer without any internet access, thanks to our old familiar friend, The Old Farmer's Almanac. Continuously published in the U.S. each year since 1792, it provides useful sunrise/sunset, planetary and astronomical data, along with the usual tables of growing seasons, animal mating cycles ("how long is a housecat going to be pregnant?"), tide tables and other useful facts about the natural world we live in. This publication also offers entertaining articles on various subjects of interest today. Those articles are different in the Southern Edition from those published in the New England edition, so longtime fans in the South often try to buy both editions. This book is as much a part of Americana as anything else you can think of. It was first published when George Washington was President, and was used by attorney Abraham Lincoln in court to prove that a witness was not truthful about having seen something by moonlight. If you have never read it, pick up a copy, and you might become a fan as well.