almanac

     

An almanac (also spelle almanack and almanach) is an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields often arranged according to the calendar. Astronomical data and various statistics are also found in almanacs, such as the times of the rising and setting of the sun and moon, eclipses, hours of full tide, stated festivals of churches, terms of courts, lists of all types, timelines, and more.

Trivia about almanac

  • The "World" one claims to be the all-time bestselling American reference book
  • In the 1790s astronomer & mathematician Benjamin Banneker compiled an annual one of these