Agriculture (52)

Art of the Chicken Coop: A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps

ISBN: 9781565235427

Author: Chris Gleason    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Keeping chickens is a trend that just keeps on growing, even for city dwellers. With this book, today's modern farmer will find plans and construction technique...


Keeping chickens is a trend that just keeps on growing, even for city dwellers. With this book, today's modern farmer will find plans and construction techniques for making seven different chicken coops, along with interesting chicken facts and recipes for eggs. Experienced farmer, woodworker and author Chris Gleason's hip eye for design, combined with sound woodworking techniques make the coops both attractive and sturdy. Practical information such as how to properly size a coop and how to source reclaimed materials is included. Don't miss the authors 'tour de coop' where he visits coops from other backyard farmers to find out why they keep chickens and what lessons they have to share with others interested in doing so. This book offers a whimsical and fresh perspective that reflects today's backyard farmer.


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 190 x 229 x 11 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2011


$34.99
Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physiology

ISBN: 9781935879312

Authors: Daniel Schuster, Andrea Paoletti, Laura Bernini    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Written as an expansive update to the author's previous book Grapegrowing and Winemaking in Cool Climates, Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physi...


Written as an expansive update to the author's previous book Grapegrowing and Winemaking in Cool Climates, Practical Field Guide to Grape Growing and Vine Physiology serves as a necessary complement to all the processes of modern grape growing in the variety of climes where grapes are found. Organized by growing cycles, the field guide gives detailed prescriptions for managing each season's unique processes: vine dormancy, root growth, canopy training, and identifying various pathogens and bacteria in the winter; bud burst, flower cluster development, and canopy construction in the spring; berry growth, respiration rate, water and nitrogen usage, phenolic metabolism, vigor control, and irrigation or dry farming in the summer; and yield estimates, harvesting, and harvest vine management in the autumn. Also included are detailed explanations of properly adapting grapevines to various sites and agricultural systems.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 146


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2017
Francis Bacon : Invisible Rooms

ISBN: 9783791355764

Arguably one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century, Francis Bacon painted haunting portraits that employed themes of crucifixion, to...


Arguably one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century, Francis Bacon painted haunting portraits that employed themes of crucifixion, torment, and isolation. Incorporating the insights of The Logic of Sensation, French philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s seminal criticism of Bacon’s work, this volume highlights Bacon’s approach to space as one of the defining forces of his work. By organizing the spatial and dramatic structure of his compositions with barely visible cubic or elliptical cages, his figures become trapped in a kind of invisible room. This sense of confinement creates a direct, unsettling impression on the viewer, and further emphasizes the painter’s dark vision. This book features stunning reproductions of 40 large-scale paintings, including Study for a Portrait (1952), Chimpanzee (1955), Three Studies of the Male Back (1970), and Sand Dune (1983) as well as a selection of rarely exhibited works on paper. This book also contains a series of essays that explore the range of variation in Bacon’s use of isolating constructions over a period of nearly 50 years, as well as the nature of his painting technique and compositions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2016


$95.00
Keep Calm and Colour Mermaids

ISBN: 9781909865266

'I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths, and a great fear of shallow living.' Anaïs Nin Mermaids are magical, beautiful, mysterious and symbolic of fr...


'I must be a mermaid… I have no fear of depths, and a great fear of shallow living.' Anaïs Nin Mermaids are magical, beautiful, mysterious and symbolic of freedom. Now you can explore the underwater world of these mythical creatures in this colouring adventure. Relax, take a break and float away in an ocean of pure imagination.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 158 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2016


$17.99
How To Update Your Parents

ISBN: 9781782701729

Authors: Pete Johnson, -   

What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time “glued to screens” they come up with ...


What can you do when you’re trapped in a technology time warp? When Louis’s parents decide he spends too much time “glued to screens” they come up with their worst idea ever – a total ban on tablets, computers and mobiles! Louis needs a plan to fight back, and fast! Can his best friend, Maddy, come to the rescue? From the author of My Parents Are Driving Me Crazy comes the latest hilarious volume of Louis the Laugh’s adventures.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$17.99
Self-Sufficiency Beekeeping

ISBN: 9781504800402

Author: Joanna Ryde    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Beekeeping is about management, control and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastime - visiting others' hiv...


Beekeeping is about management, control and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastime - visiting others' hives and picking up vital hints and tips is all part of the fun - and farming and eating honey that your own bees have produced is a pure delight.Information is given on the basic tools and equipment needed for setting up a hive to detailed advice on when to harvest honey and honey-inspired recipes, from delicious cakes to beauty products. This is an invaluable guide for anyone thinking of keeping bees.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 150 x 212 mm


$19.99
The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds

ISBN: 9783791382036

Author: Deborah Samuel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In this magnificent display of ornithological beauty, readers are given the chance to marvel at the textures and colors of birds in stunning detail—and are re...


In this magnificent display of ornithological beauty, readers are given the chance to marvel at the textures and colors of birds in stunning detail—and are rewarded with a new appreciation of art in nature. Deborah Samuel’s photographs are meant to inspire and teach. In this book she turns her lens toward the bird, and her images are as surprising as they are exquisite. From nest to egg to feather, these images are an exercise in seeing and a showcase of what photography can reveal: the impossibly soft feathers of ospreys; the iridescence of a bird-of-paradise; the curved, needle-like beak of a common scimitarbill; and the psychedelic hues of the aptly named resplendent quetzal. Samuel also photographs the nests and eggs of birds, showing us examples of incredible artistry and simple, natural perfection. Accompanying these images are detailed scientific descriptions of Samuel’s subjects, written by Mark Peck, an ornithological expert at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. An index detailing each species—its common and scientific names, size, habitats, and breeding practices—makes this more than a photography book, while the extraordinary images transform it into a sourcebook of colors, shapes, and designs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 287


Dimensions: 245 x 250 x 30 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2016


$95.00
Evergreen

ISBN: 9783899556735

Publisher: Gestalten

Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows...


Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate. Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2016


$120.00
Fifty Bales of Hay

ISBN: 9781910723302

Author: Roger Evans    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Roger Evans faces each day on his dairy farm in Shropshire with a wonderful mixture of dry humour, sharp observation and a delight in the natural world and the ...


Roger Evans faces each day on his dairy farm in Shropshire with a wonderful mixture of dry humour, sharp observation and a delight in the natural world and the animals around him. This latest book of his popular diary entries takes his fans through the weeks of the past two years and covers his beloved farm dogs, his cattle, his friends at the pub. He struggles through all weather, survives the ups and (mainly) downs facing everyone in the dairy industry and he encounters several unexpected events along the way. Very funny, uplifting and a joy to read.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2016


$34.99
A Map of the World

ISBN: 9783899554694

Maps help us understand and navigate the world. For centuries, maps have become better, more refined, and more precise—there are no blind spots anymore. While...


Maps help us understand and navigate the world. For centuries, maps have become better, more refined, and more precise—there are no blind spots anymore. While Google Maps and GPS systems have become our tools of choice for navigation, contemporary maps have evolved into platforms for cutting-edge illustration, experimental data visualization, and personal visual storytelling. A Map of the World is a compelling collection of work by a new generation of original and sought-after designers, illustrators, and mapmakers. This work showcases specific regions, characterizes local scenes, generates moods, and tells stories beyond sheer navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects from around the world range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


$120.00
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