Agriculture (63)

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
The Massey Fergusson 35 Tractor - Workshop Service Manual

ISBN: 9781912158515

Author: Chris Jaworski    Publisher: Old Pond

In the UK between 1957 and 1964 Massey Ferguson manufactured some 380,000 MF35s, the most popular medium-sized farm tractors of the period. Many have remained i...


In the UK between 1957 and 1964 Massey Ferguson manufactured some 380,000 MF35s, the most popular medium-sized farm tractors of the period. Many have remained in work and they are a restorer's favourite machine. Chris Jaworski's book, based on his heavily illustrated articles for Tractor & Machinery magazine, is a step-by-step manual on servicing and repairing these machines. This book goes back to the basics. The range and quality of his photographs are also far higher than those of the originals from sixty years ago. The main headings of the book are: buying and safety; weekly checks; operator maintenance; engines; cooling systems; fuel systems; transmissions; rear axle and PTO; brakes; hydraulics; steering and front axle; electrics; bodywork. For owners involved in servicing, repairs or restoration this crystal-clear guide will help them enjoy getting the work done efficiently.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 16-08-2019


$39.99
DUE > 31st Oct 2019
Farewell Silent Spring - The New Zealand Apple Story

ISBN: 9780473487300

Author: Howard Wearing    Publisher: NZ Plant Protection Society

Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfrui...


Farewell Silent Spring tells the story of how, in the course of 50+ years of dedicated R&D, highly toxic broad-spectrum pesticides were removed from the pipfruit orchards of New Zealand. It shows how spraying by the calendar, regardless of need, has been replaced by pest monitoring, biological control, and sophisticated techniques like mating disruption and selective chemicals that are toxic to pests and safe to beneficial species. Integrated fruit production, and then Apple Futures, as the new programme became known, is shown to be on par with organic production in terms of biodiversity and safety to the environment and human health, while maintaining the premium fruit quality required by export markets. New Zealand apple growers can say farewell to the "Silent Spring" predicted by Rachel Carson in her landmark book of 1962. Written by distinguished fruit entomologist and scientist Howard Wearing, this book is a must-read for all involved in the fruit industry and anyone with an interest in safe sustainable food production. Professionals and students of horticulture, entomology, and pest management will find this book an essential gold-mine of information that they will turn to again and again.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 278


Dimensions: 170 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 24-08-2019


$92.00
Know Your Cows

ISBN: 9781912158461

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Companion House

Did you know that Bad-Tempered Bradford Cattle are used for rodeos? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about 45 breeds of cattle, including th...


Did you know that Bad-Tempered Bradford Cattle are used for rodeos? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about 45 breeds of cattle, including their appearance, personality, history, breeding, milk-producing capabilities, and other fun facts. From the strong Ayrshire who produces ideal milk for ice cream, to the pampered Wagyu, whose beef is said to reduce cholesterol, this fascinating guide will turn both adults and children into cow enthusiasts.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$17.99
Know Your Chickens

ISBN: 9781912158478

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Companion House

Did you know that Barnvelder chickens are known for being lazy while Belgian D’Uccle chickens are known for being friendly? Impress friends and relatives with...


Did you know that Barnvelder chickens are known for being lazy while Belgian D’Uccle chickens are known for being friendly? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about more than 40 breeds of chickens from around the world, including their history, personality, egg-laying and flying abilities, and other fun facts. From knowing what chickens are considered the “French Poodles of the world” to which ones can fly the highest, learn all about these diverse – and sometimes rare – animals with this fascinating guide and Know Your Chickens! • Features over 40 popular breeds of chickens, each receiving its own full-page spread • Provides fun facts highlighting their characteristics, history, personality, capabilities, and more • Includes distinctive, high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$17.99
Know Your Horses

ISBN: 9781912158492

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Companion House

Do you know what breeds of horses are on the brink of extinction? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about more than 40 breeds of horses, hist...


Do you know what breeds of horses are on the brink of extinction? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about more than 40 breeds of horses, history, appearances, uses, roles in human history, and other fun facts. From working to racing horses and common to rare, learn all about these beautifully majestic animals with this fascinating guide and Know Your Horses!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$17.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Chicken : A Declaration of Love

ISBN: 9783961712618

Authors: Moreno Monti, Matteo Tranchellini    Publisher: TeNeues

It is no longer a secret that chickens are the new stars of the farmyard, meadows, gardens, and urban backyards. As more and more people think about local and s...


It is no longer a secret that chickens are the new stars of the farmyard, meadows, gardens, and urban backyards. As more and more people think about local and sustainable living, the trend towards keeping chickens and home-laid eggs seems more popular than ever. With this photo book, Matteo Tranchellini and Moreno Monti pay tribute to our favourite, feathered friends. With dazzling pictures, the photographers set straight some preconceptions about poultry, showing just what elegance, grace, and character these hens and roosters can display. With page after page of vibrant colours, intricate patterns, and dynamic postures, this book leaves no doubt: we have underestimated the feathered beauties of the coop for far too long.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 270 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2020


$89.99
Where Do The Pine Trees Go?

ISBN: 9780473505509

Authors: Erica Kinder, Mikis van Geffen    Publisher: Southern North Island Wood Council

One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a...


One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a logging machine. Fred is horrified but soon learns all about harvesting, replanting and the wonderful uses and benefits trees have. This book contains facts from the Forestry Sector in New Zealand and depicts part of the story of our renewable resource, along with the industry that cares for its growth and use. There is also hidden wooden objects on each page to try and find. Check the key on the last page to see if you found them all. At the end is also a word find, colouring, a maze, and some forestry facts about New Zealand


Bind: paperback


Pages: 34


Dimensions: 220 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$19.99
Know Your Pollinators

ISBN: 9781912158553

Author: Tim Harris    Publisher: Old Pond

Did you know a honeybee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each nectar-collection trip? You'll discover loads of interesting facts about 35 common pollinatin...


Did you know a honeybee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each nectar-collection trip? You'll discover loads of interesting facts about 35 common pollinating insects - from ladybugs, moths, and beetles to bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies - including appearance, history and breeding, and details of how to attract them to your garden. From ladybugs whose larvae love to munch on herbs like coriander, fennel, and dill, to nocturnal moths who prefer a flower's scent to its colour, this fun and fascinating pocket guide will turn both young and old into pollinator enthusiasts.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


$22.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
Know Your Donkeys & Mules

ISBN: 9781912158560

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

Did you know that the Bourbonnais Donkey drinks 4 gallons of water a day? Discover interesting facts about 24 breeds, including their appearance, history and br...


Did you know that the Bourbonnais Donkey drinks 4 gallons of water a day? Discover interesting facts about 24 breeds, including their appearance, history and breeding, and uses in agriculture and tourism. From the critically endangered Abyssinian, to the speedy Onager who can run at 40 MPH over a 15-mile stretch, this fascinating guide will turn both young and old into a donkey and mule enthusiast. Donkeys really aren't stubborn; they just have a strong instinct for self-preservation! Adults and kids alike will enjoy learning about the many characteristics of these gentle and docile animals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2020


$22.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2020
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