Reference Book of the Week: Texas Almanac
When you want to know a little more about the Lone Star State, you can get the Texas Almanac. Published since 1857, this publication is now in its 64th edition with the 2008-2009 volume. For someone like me who came to Texas from someplace else, this is a valuable book to learn about the state I now call home. However, the book can also be indispensable to native Texans. So, what can you find in this book? Here are some examples of information you can find in the Texas Almanac:
- Under Environment, you can learn about the geology of Texas, Texas forest resources, and Texas endangered species.
- The book includes an astronomical calendar.
- Are you like me, and you like to travel around the state? This book has a handy list of National Natural Landmarks in Texas. There is also a list of Fairs, Festival, and Special Events throughout the state.
- There are lots of trivia in the book as well. Find out what are the 10 largest cities in Texas. Do you need the lyrics to the state song "Texas, Our Texas"? They are in here (page 13).