Agriculture (63)

Know Your Tractors

ISBN: 9781905523917

Author: Chris Lockwood    Publisher: Old Pond

Chris has tried to show the tractors carrying out a wide range of tasks. His concise text explains what is going on in the pictures. He includes some basic tech...


Chris has tried to show the tractors carrying out a wide range of tasks. His concise text explains what is going on in the pictures. He includes some basic technical specifications such as power outputs so that the reader can roughly compare different tractors and have an idea of the size and capability of each. The 41 tractors chosen come from 25 marques. Many of the tractor manufacturers have parent companies, some of which own a number of tractor makers. Chris gives these details as well as the country of assembly and/or manufacture. Tractor enthusiasts will enjoy this book, but it is particularly designed to be an introduction for visitors to rural shows, farm parks and country bookshops.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Know Your Pigs

ISBN: 9781906853112

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

This selection of 28 breeds includes pigs of every shape and size from the traditional Tamworth to the exotic Kune Kune and commercial hybrids. Many can be seen...


This selection of 28 breeds includes pigs of every shape and size from the traditional Tamworth to the exotic Kune Kune and commercial hybrids. Many can be seen in Britain while a few are extremely rare.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Know Your Chickens

ISBN: 97819065853303

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

This title introduces 44 breeds of chicken which can be seen pecking an preening in Britain today. Jack accompanies each with a description of the animal's appe...


This title introduces 44 breeds of chicken which can be seen pecking an preening in Britain today. Jack accompanies each with a description of the animal's appearance and explains the different colours and patterns which appear within the breed. Jack has thoroughly researched the history of each animal and its breeding. He also gives details of their personalities and egg-laying and flying abilities. Among others, Jack introduces the lazy Barnvelder, friendly Belgian D'Uccle, the high-flying Ancona and the 'French Poodle of the chicken world' - the Faverolles. This fascinating range of breeds is sure to make anyone a chicken enthusiast. The book is designed for novices but an established enthusiast will find no shortage of interest.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
Know Your Farm Machinery

ISBN: 9781910456316

Author: Chris Lockwood    Publisher: Old Pond

now Your Farm Machinery follows on from the successful publication of Know Your Tractors, Know Your Combines and Know Your Classic Tractors.This pocket-sized bo...


now Your Farm Machinery follows on from the successful publication of Know Your Tractors, Know Your Combines and Know Your Classic Tractors.This pocket-sized book details 43 types of farm machinery most commonly seen on farms today including ploughs, cultivators, drills, spreaders and balers. A photograph of each machine is included.Chris Lockwood is a Suffolk based freelance agricultural journalist and producer of a long list of farming and farm machinery DVDs. This is his fourth book in the popular Know Your series.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
The Ferguson Tractor Story

ISBN: 9781912158447

Author: Stuart Gibbard    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

The little grey Fergie is Britain's best-loved tractor, the light user-friendly machine that finally replaced the horse on farms. This highly illustrated accoun...


The little grey Fergie is Britain's best-loved tractor, the light user-friendly machine that finally replaced the horse on farms. This highly illustrated account covers the full history of Harry Ferguson's tractor products from his pioneering work before the 1930s to the merger with Massey in 1957. The author has had access to fresh archive material and has interviewed many of the surviving men who were associated with Ferguson. The appeal of the Fergie lay in its lightness and utility, and also in the system of mechanized farming of which it was a part. Throughout the book, reference is made to the implements which lay at the heart of the system. Stuart Gibbard has won "Tractor and Machinery" magazine's award for the best British tractor book five years running.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 150 x 225 mm


Tags: Coming Soon   Agriculture   History
$49.99
Seventy Years of Farm Tractors 1930-2000

ISBN: 9781912158430

Author: Brian Bell    Publisher: Old Pond

By the end of the twentieth century there were some half-million tractors on British farms - more machines than people to drive them. Brian Bell's encyclopaedic...


By the end of the twentieth century there were some half-million tractors on British farms - more machines than people to drive them. Brian Bell's encyclopaedic book traces the evolution of the farm tractor from the days of starting handle and pan seat to current 4-wheel drive machines with air-conditioned cabs and computer management systems. He deals in particular with developments of the classic period from the 1950s to the 1990s. The book is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer from Allis-Chalmers to Zetor, one hundred marques in total. These are all machines to be found on British farms irrespective of their country of manufacture. Brian runs concisely through the histories of the companies and their major models, illustrated with a wealth of photographs and extracts from sales literature. He adds some special features on items such as hydraulic systems and cold-starting aids. He includes a glossary and full index. This book replaces the author's earlier, successful, Fifty Years of Farm Tractors. Many of the photographs are new and the text has been brought up to date to include developments of the early twenty-first century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


$55.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2019
Growing Winter Food

ISBN: 9781620083260

Author: Linda Gray    Publisher: Companion House

Grow Healthy Winter Produce Grow your own keeper crops for the chilly days of winter―and you'll be sure of putting the freshest, tastiest produce, packed with...


Grow Healthy Winter Produce Grow your own keeper crops for the chilly days of winter―and you'll be sure of putting the freshest, tastiest produce, packed with goodness, on your kitchen table! Growing Winter Food is the essential gardening guide for those who want to enjoy their garden's output all year round. This easy-to-follow book shows you how to grow your own fruit and vegetables for winter use and includes detailed cultivation advice on each crop, along with nutritional value, recipe ideas, and storage suggestions. Inside Growing Winter Food · How to choose crops that you can grow and preserve so you’ll have fresh vegetables over the winter. · Practical information and growing advice for all the most commonly grown winter foods: roots, legumes, green vegetables, herbs and fruits. · Easy-to-follow instructions for sowing, maintenance, harvesting, and general gardening techniques. · All the basic techniques you need to know, from preparing soil to using cloches and containers to dealing with pests and diseases. · Handy plant profiles cover how to grow, plant, care for, save seeds, harvest, and preserve. · Perfect for those with limited gardening experience, with gardens big or small.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 178


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 12-03-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st May 2019
The Cow A Tribute

ISBN: 9783961711840

Author: Werner Lampert    Publisher: TeNeues

“For thousands of years, they have crossed continents with us, traversed mountain ranges and seas with us: our loyal, ever-devoted and supportive fellow trave...


“For thousands of years, they have crossed continents with us, traversed mountain ranges and seas with us: our loyal, ever-devoted and supportive fellow travelers. We should be bound by affection for our close companion, the cow.” Werner Lampert “It will take eons of love to repay animals for their services and generosity to us.” With this quote from Christian Morgenstern, leading sustainability expert and organic entrepreneur Werner Lampert adorns his illustrated book, The Cow: A Tribute, a project very dear to his heart. Lampert developed a passion for cattle from an early age. Again and again, he was drawn to the pastures of his native Austria to admire these dignified, gentle animals and their calming effect. With its rich photography, this evocative book pays tribute to the soulfulness of cattle and the special bond between man and cow, much threatened in our age of industrial-scale farming. Around the world, Lampert and his team of select photographers have tracked down the most beautiful, rare cattle, capturing them in their natural and often spectacular surroundings with empathy and respect. A touching testimony to a much-loved animal, the gorgeous images in The Cow: A Tribute are rounded out with profound, at times poetic, texts; informative facts and history about different cattle breeds; and entertaining anecdotes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 260 x 298 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2019


$140.00
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
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