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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

by Carol Ekarius & Paula Simmons

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep has earned the praise and trust of sheep farmers around the world, with its in-depth coverage of breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, and disease prevention...


Fertilizers for Free: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-203

by Charles Siegchrist

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Raising a Healthy Guinea Pig: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-173

by WandaL. Curran

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Eggs and Chickens: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin  A-17

by John Vivian

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition: Managing, Breeding, Marketing

by Maggie Sayer

Goat meat production is the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture, and an estimated 70 percent of all meat consumed globally is from goats. Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats is the essential reference...


The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food

by Amy Cotler

Millions of Americans are rediscovering the pleasures of locally grown food. By eating food grown close to home, they can boost their health, reduce their carbon footprint, support a robust local economy, and...


Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains, 1910-1970

by Donald E. Green

The scarcity of surface water which has so marked the Great Plains is even more characteristic of its subdivision, the Texas High Plains. Settlers on the plateau were forced to use pump technology to tap the...


The Keepers of Water and Earth: Mexican Rural Social Organization and Irrigation

by Kjell I. Enge & Scott Whiteford

Agrarian reforms transformed the Mexican countryside in the late twentieth century but without, in many cases, altering fundamental power relationships. This study of the Tehuacán Valley in the state of Puebla...


Strategies for Reducing Drug and Chemical Residues in Food Animals: International Approaches to Residue Avoidance, Management, and Testing

by Ronald E. Baynes & Jim E. Riviere

Highlighting international approaches; the book details strategies to minimize contamination, residue monitoring programs, and classes of drugs and chemicals that pose contaminant risk in livestock.

  • Focuses attention...


Advances in Food and Nutrition Research: Volume 59

by Steve Taylor

Advances in Food and Nutrition Research recognizes the integral relationship between the food and nutritional sciences and brings together outstanding and comprehensive reviews that highlight this relationship....


Farm Fences and Gates: Build and Repair Fences to Keep Livestock In and Pests Out

by Rick Kubik

If you raise livestock or crops, you'll need a fence. Good fences are critical to success. They protect your animals (and plants) and keep them at home, and they can also minimize the damage done by pests and...


Improving Your Soil: A Practical Guide to Soil Management for the Serious Home Gardner

by Keith Reid

Valuable advice from an expert in soil science.

Intended for both small and medium-size gardens, Improving Your Soil reveals the steps to take to achieve the perfect soil base in which to grow plants. With...


Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization

by Christine Boisrobert, Aleksandra Stjepanovic & Sangsuk Oh

Taking into account toxicity levels at normal consumption levels, intake per kg bodyweight and other acknowledged considerations, each chapter in this book will be based on one or more proven examples. It is...


Computer Vision Technology for Food Quality Evaluation

by Da-Wen Sun

The first book in this rapidly expanding area, Computer Vision Technology for Food Quality Evaluation thoroughly discusses the latest advances in image processing and analysis. Computer vision has attracted...


Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention

by Ronald Ross Watson, Vinood B. Patel & Victor R. Preedy

The use of nuts and seeds to improve Human nutritional status has proven successful for a variety of conditions including in the treatment of high cholesterol, reduced risk of Type-2 Diabetes, and weight control....


A Handbook of Soil Terminology, Correlation and Classification

by Richard Arnold, Serghei Shoba & Pavel Krasilnikov

Soil classification and terminology are fundamental issues for the clear understanding and communication of the subject. However, while there are many national soil classification systems, these do not directly...


Urban Forests, Trees and Greenspace: A Political Ecology Perspective

by L. Anders Sandberg, Adrina Bardekjian & Sadia Butt

Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social,...


Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals

by The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth & Lisa Taylor

The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard.

Eating locally and growing one's...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

The Farm Then and Now: A Model for Sustainable Living

by Douglas Stevenson

From commune to ecovillage — an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the world’s best-known intentional community