Agriculture (52)

Honeybee Hobbyist 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781620083154

Author: Norman Gary    Publisher: Companion House

A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftop...


A Practical Guide to an Enjoyable Hobby Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer―bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftops to large expanses of farmland. Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you, and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this updated guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting pastime. Dr. Norman Gary, a world-renowned honey bee expert and enthusiast, counsels beginners on all things honeybee related. He takes readers from finding bees and housing them to collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. With more than 100 fascinating colour photographs and tips and tricks acquired over half a century of beekeeping, this practical handbook is your first step toward a wonderful and rewarding lifelong hobby. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will show you how to: Start your own hive Understand the life and times of honey bees Care for your bees in each season and at every stage of life Expand your apiary Keep your neighbours happy Educate others about bees Get the most out of your new hobby


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2018


$39.99
The Fruits of Our Labours : Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand (2 volumes)

ISBN: 9780473415501

Authors: Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, Carolyn King   

Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, lo...


Rich history of Chinese fruit shops in New Zealand explored in new book Long before supermarkets became a one-stop shop for fresh produce as they are today, local fruit and vegetable stores run by Chinese families were a pillar of our communities. The greengrocers and fruiterers in our towns and cities were a family affair; fathers, brothers, sons, mothers, sisters and daughters all working from the early hours to get only the best produce for their shelves. A new two-volume soft cover set of books, The Fruits of Our Labours: Chinese Fruit Shops in New Zealand, chronicles the lives of these pioneering greengrocers and fruiterers as they carved their place into the country’s rich social and cultural tapestry. The personal anecdotes, historical documents and photos tell the stories of these families as they provided a vital service with a smile to their community and their journeys of growing up Kiwis. That includes the story of Colin Lowe of Norman Lowe Ltd in Whakatane: Being the son of a fruiterer meant you spent most of your spare time after school and in the weekends helping out. As a child I can still remember time spent unfolding unsold newspaper ready for wrapping veges in, unloading empty boxes and stacking them alongside the driveway ready for a carrier to collect them and take them to a market garden, sorting out the broken ones for repairing. These stories bring a unique perspective on New Zealand’s history as they trace the evolution of these shops from the general store-cum-greengrocery of the 1880s through to the fresh fruit and vegetable retailers we know today. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Chinese in New Zealand through the hard times of the Depression and World War II, the growth and boom times of the 1950s and 60s and the challenge of supermarket giants eating up the competition. Commissioned by the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, The Fruits of Our Labours was written and researched by Ruth Lam, Beverly Lowe, Helen Wong, Michael Wong, and Carolyn King. Volume 1 (440 pages) presents the stories of Chinese-owned fruit shops from the Dunedin region through to the Wanganui-Taranaki region. Volume 2 (464 pages) presents stories from the Hawke’s Bay region through to the Auckland region. The appendices include a list of all known Chinese fruit shops from the 1880s to the current day, and maps of the Guangdong counties the Chinese fruiterers originated from. Both volumes are fully-illustrated with photos, graphs and statistical tables. The books will be a valuable resource for researchers of Chinese in New Zealand, genealogists, local history, and produce retailing.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 904


Dimensions: 215 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2018


$90.00
Ravaged Beauty: An Environmental History of The Manawatu

ISBN: 9781927212134

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Totara Press

While "Ravaged Beauty" is about the environmental history of one North Island region, the impact of human settlement and accompanying development for improving ...


While "Ravaged Beauty" is about the environmental history of one North Island region, the impact of human settlement and accompanying development for improving human settlement conditions is typical of many New Zealand regions. This impact, graphically illustrated in this well researched and entertainingly told history, gained great pace with the arrival of European settlers in the mid 1800s. Only a century and a half ago, the Manawatu was a heavily forested hinterland: the floodplains were a sea of swamps and lagoons, teeming with birdlife, eels and other fish; the hills and terraces were covered with thick impenetrable forest, refuge perhaps to a few lingering moa. But within a few decades, the forest had been reduced to ashes, and the swamps and lagoons were being drained away. Progress marched across the landscape in the form of farms and settlements. However, it wasn't long before nature "exacted its revenge": erosion scarred the hillsides, floods ravaged farms and towns. Pollution of the rivers saw fish dying en masse. How would the people of the region meet these environmental challenges, and what lessons would there be for the future? By "peeling away the layers", this book tells the intriguing story of the Manawatu's environmental history, drawn from a rich array of sources, maps and historical images.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 314


Dimensions: 157 x 235 mm


$49.99
Pull The Other One

ISBN: 9781910723807

Author: Roger Evans    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Roger Evans, Britain's favourite dairy farmer, is back with his popular diary telling his fans about his farm, his dogs, his daily ups and downs and his views o...


Roger Evans, Britain's favourite dairy farmer, is back with his popular diary telling his fans about his farm, his dogs, his daily ups and downs and his views on everything from the characters in his local pub to the price of milk. This new volume is as witty and entertaining as ever.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$34.99
DUE > 20th Nov 2018
Success with Chickens

ISBN: 9781846890932

Author: Jeremy Hobson    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Chicken-keeping is an increasingly popular hobby as an increasing number of people discover the benefits of raising chickens and supplying their own eggs. Writt...


Chicken-keeping is an increasingly popular hobby as an increasing number of people discover the benefits of raising chickens and supplying their own eggs. Written by an expert chicken keeper of many years standing, the subjects covered include choice of breed, housing, feeding, breeding, showing and indeed all the many topics the new chicken keeper will want to understand. This practical guide incorporates much of the author’s forty years of experience as a chicken keeper, as well as taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of other enthusiasts. Also included, either because of their relevance, or simply their ability to raise a wry smile, are several snippets taken from poultry books written during the first half of the twentieth century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 220 x 215 mm


Tags: July 2015   Agriculture
$44.99
Africa

ISBN: 9783832798666

Authors: Michael Poliza, -   

World-renowned photographer Michael Poliza’s best seller re-released—now in a smaller format and as an inexpensive hardcover edition Discover the impressive...


World-renowned photographer Michael Poliza’s best seller re-released—now in a smaller format and as an inexpensive hardcover edition Discover the impressive continent in all its fascinating beauty Breathtaking photographs that simply have to be seen Africa is a source of amazing bio-diversity and home to some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes. The sights of this awe-inspiring continent are captured with consummate skill and sensitivity by master lensman Michael Poliza. With extensive experience photographing the animals and terrain of Africa, Poliza's viewpoint is shaped by his concern for the fragile eco-systems he chronicles. These images embody the soul of Africa's flora and fauna with a true artist's eye for color and composition. This book will be enjoyed for years to come. Poliza started as a child actor on German TV, then founded several highly successful IT ventures in the US and Germany. His "STARSHIP MILLENNIUM VOYAGE," around the world on a 75 ft expedition yacht, was avidly followed by millions via internet. Poliza now focuses mainly on filming and photography, including work for the Discovery Channel. He spends a great deal of time based in Cape Town, and is a pioneer in the use of digital photography for coffee table books.


Bind: hardback


$115.00 $89.99
Chicken DIY

ISBN: 9781620082300

Authors: Samantha Johnson, Daniel Johnson    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you ca...


The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts and incubators. Clear step-by-step colour photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 203 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 15-01-2018


$42.00
Wildbore : A Photographic Legacy

ISBN: 9780473444136

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Totara Press

Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unpr...


Wildbore: A photographic legacy explores the world of Pohangina Valley farmer Charles E. Wildbore through his remarkable photographs. Wildbore captured the unprecedented environmental change that, by the beginning of the 20th century, had transformed a densely forested valley into farms and orderly settlements. Wildbore’s photographic legacy enables us to visualise the forests that have been almost entirely extinguished from the lowlands of the Manawatū region and, indeed, throughout New Zealand. More than that, it allows us to imagine a future where forests and wetlands are restored – to coalesce with landscapes of human endeavour.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 210 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2018


$29.99
All Bull: Tales of an Angus Studmaster

ISBN: 9780473142759

Authors: Robin Leech, David (Thomas David) Henshaw    Publisher: R Leech

DoP 2009 NZ Harley Jenkins was born in the Darfield hospital in the spring of 1930 and has remained in the area ever since. After leaving school in 1944 he wor...


DoP 2009 NZ Harley Jenkins was born in the Darfield hospital in the spring of 1930 and has remained in the area ever since. After leaving school in 1944 he worked on his father's farm at Kimberley and, on a casual basis, for other farmers in the district. His foray into farming on his own account came in 1954 with the purchase of three pedigree Angus heifers. A year later he was to purchase Floridale" only a kilometre or so from where he was raised as a child and from those extremely modest beginnings so began a lifetime of dedication to the fickle business of running a commercial Angus cattle stud. Harley's expertise with livestock has seen him make a considerable mark within the stud Angus world. Aside from his ability as an astute judge of cattle he has been blessed with a quick wit and a lively sense of humour. This story notonly tells of his farming achievements but also dwells on the lighter moments of life and some of the people who accompanied him on his journey. Includes photographs and cartoon illustrations by David Henshaw."


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 250 x 210 mm


$35.00
Shepherds and their Dogs

ISBN: 9781906122379

Author: John Bezzant    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Author, journalist and small-holder John Bezzant brings together a charming mixture of folk history and countryside tales in this heart-warming account of that ...


Author, journalist and small-holder John Bezzant brings together a charming mixture of folk history and countryside tales in this heart-warming account of that remarkable working partnership: shepherds and their dogs.He weaves in tales of their remarkable courage, devotion and endurance as these clever animals interact with their masters to achieve some unbelieveable feats.Bezzant covers the sheepdog at war, stories of some of the most famous sheepdogs in history, drovers and their dogs, some outstanding shepherds, how they train their dogs, bizarre shepherding incidents and the shepherds' seasons.The book is fully illustrated with evocative black and white photographs.A touching, informative and anecdotal account.


Pages: 189


Dimensions: 138 x 216 x 23 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2011


Tags: Agriculture   History
$39.99
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