All about the Months

All about the Months In order to maintain a certain regime in daily living man from the very beginning has contrived various systems of measuring time using calculations involving the sun moon stars and tides With t

  • Title: All about the Months
  • Author: Maymie R. Krythe
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In order to maintain a certain regime in daily living, man, from the very beginning has contrived various systems of measuring time, using calculations involving the sun, moon, stars, and tides With the practice of this orderly division of days, weeks, and months, a host of enchanting stories have evolved through the centuries.After exploring every possible source of infoIn order to maintain a certain regime in daily living, man, from the very beginning has contrived various systems of measuring time, using calculations involving the sun, moon, stars, and tides With the practice of this orderly division of days, weeks, and months, a host of enchanting stories have evolved through the centuries.After exploring every possible source of information fact and fable on the months, Mrs Krythe writes as authoritatively about this subject as she did about Christmas and American holidays in two earlier books In her own pithy prose, and with borrowed lines from early and contemporary poets, the author gives the special characteristics of each month, such as how it was named, the number of days it originally contained, and when and how changes came about.Much of the book is devoted to the months symbolic jewels, from precious stones to the fabulous 44.5 carat Hope diamond and flowers, from the common little field daisy to the most resplendent rose Their origins and their often bewitching roles in history are all here.Important events that have taken place in each century and in every country are related here Famous statesmen, royalty, dignitaries, actors, sports figures, and other personalities whose birthdays fall in a given month are mentioned All about the Months is a storehosue of information that makes fascinating reading for everyone, and will surely prove a boon to those who plan programs built around the months of the year from inside book jacket

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    • Care says:

      More reference than straight reading. I'm considering it DONE and am counting it for the What's in a Name Challenge.

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