Agriculture (78)

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.


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Pages: 64


Dimensions: 155 x 104 mm


$17.99
The Ferguson Tractor Story

ISBN: 9781912158447

Author: Stuart Gibbard    Publisher: Old Pond

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.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


Tags: Agriculture   Transport
$45.00
Cook's Ark

ISBN: 9780473493165

Author: Alison Sutherland    Publisher: Alison Sutherland

Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers...


Cook's Ark is a fascinating account of the animals that sailed with Captain James Cook to the South Pacific, with particular reference to New Zealand. It offers a novel insight into an aspect of Cook's voyages rarely touched on by other authors: the menagerie that travelled in uncomfortably close proximity to the men on board Endeavour and Resolution. From the tiniest mouse, poultry, cats, monkeys, goats, pigs, etc to the larger cattle and horse, the reader follows their journey with Captain Cook. Dr Sutherland's intensive research on the vermin, livestock, utility animals, pets and exotic animals that sailed with Captain Cook not only reveals a captivating glimpse into the life of animals at sea in the 18th century, but also exposes little known or understated historical facts. These include the story behind the massacre of Furneaux's men at Grass Cove, the relationship between a Maori girl and a young seaman, and for the readers interested in heritage breeds, concludes by linking animals introduced during Cook's voyages to some of New Zealand's rarest breeds of livestock.


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Pages: 200


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$39.99
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.


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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


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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!


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Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$17.99
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.


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Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2020


$22.00
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.


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Pages: 80


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2020


$22.00
Know Your Pigs

ISBN: 9781912158546

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Old Pond

From the American Guinea Hog who loves a good belly rub, to the hardy Yorkshire who is happiest foraging outdoors, this fascinating guide will turn both young a...


From the American Guinea Hog who loves a good belly rub, to the hardy Yorkshire who is happiest foraging outdoors, this fascinating guide will turn both young and old into a pig enthusiast. Did you know that wild razorback hogs probably were imported into the United States from Russia during the 19th century? This little book is filled with the history and characteristics of the most popular breeds of pigs in the world!


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Pages: 64


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 09-04-2020


$22.00
Know Your Hobby Animals : A Breed Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9781497100879

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Know Your Hobby Animals is an essential guide to discovering many interesting facts about 194 popular breeds of chickens, pigs, goats, cows and sheep. A complet...


Know Your Hobby Animals is an essential guide to discovering many interesting facts about 194 popular breeds of chickens, pigs, goats, cows and sheep. A complete compilation of the most popular farm animals within the Know Your... series, you'll learn all about each breed's unique characteristics, history, breeding, personality and more. Fun and fascinating, this engaging and collective guide will turn both the young and old into farm animal enthusiasts!


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Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 12-05-2020


$45.00
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