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Atlas of American Artisan Cheese

by Jeffrey Roberts, Allison Hooper & Carlo Petrini

The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese is the first reference book of its kind and a must-have for every foodie's library. Jeffrey P. Roberts lavishes loving attention on the growing local food and farmstead movement...


Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered

by Woody Tasch & Carlo Petrini

Could there ever be an alternative stock exchange dedicated to slow, small, and local? Could a million American families get their food from CSAs? What if you had to invest 50 percent of your assets within 50...


Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy, 2nd Edition

by Greg Pahl & Bill Mckibben

For anyone who is trying to keep up with the extremely rapid developments in the biodiesel industry, the second edition of Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy is an invaluable aid. The breathtaking speed...


Sharing the Harvest: A Citizen's Guide to Community Supported Agriculture, 2nd Edition

by Robyn Van En, Elizabeth Henderson & Joan Dye Gussow

To an increasing number of American families the CSA (community supported agriculture) is the answer to the globalization of our food supply. The premise is simple: create a partnership between local farmers...


Mad Sheep: The True Story behind the USDA's War on a Family Farm

by Linda Faillace & Ronnie Cummins

In the mid-1990s Linda and Larry Faillace had a dream: they wanted to breed sheep and make cheese on their Vermont farm. They did the research, worked hard, followed the rules, and, after years of preparation...


Sugarcane: Physiology, Biochemistry & Functional Biology

by Paul H. Moore & Frederik C. Botha

Physiology of Sugarcane looks at the development of a suite of well-established and developing biofuels derived from sugarcane and cane-based co-products, such as bagasse. Chapters provide broad-ranging coverage...


Once Upon a Cowpat: Stories From the Back Country

by Graham Hutchins

Once Upon A Cowpat' is a hugely enjoyable collection of rural yarns, with subjects ranging from the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, country rugby and encounters with farm machinery, to uppity animals, time in the...


Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand: The Definitive Guide: Completely Revised and Updated

by Andrew Matheson & Murray Reid

For more than 25 years 'Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand' has been the bible for New Zealand beekeepers. The only comprehensive guide to keeping bees in New Zealand, it provides both amateur and professional...


The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System

by Ali Berlow & Temple Grandin

If you are raising chickens, turkeys, or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will...


The Backyard Sheep: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep

by Sue Weaver

With Sue Weaver's expert guidance, it's easy to raise sheep in your own backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the wonderful cheese, yogurt, and butter you can make from it) or as companionable pets. Weaver...


How to Think Like a Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

by Cherry Hill

Horse trainer and instructor Cherry Hill believes that every human/horse relationship benefits from a greater human understanding of what motivates horses, how they experience the world, what makes them happy,...


The Backyard Goat: An Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese

by Sue Weaver

This is the complete beginner's guide to raising goats at home. Whether you want to raise goats for their milk and fiber or keep them as pets or companion animals, this book covers all the essentials. You'll...


Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

by Julius Ruechel

Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising grass-fed cattle, including herd selection, breeding, yearly cycles, cultivating and maintaining healthy soil and grass, fencing and pasture rotation, winter grazing,...


Build Rabbit Housing: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-82

by Bob Bennett

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...


Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden

by Rhonda Massingham Hart

Dealing with deer is a challenge for many gardeners and homeowners, but in Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden, master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart tells homeowners exactly what they need to know: which commercial...


Risk Management for Food Allergy

by Charlotte Madsen, René Crevel & Clare Mills

Risk Management for Food Allergy is developed by a team of scientists and industry professionals who understand the importance of allergen risk assessment and presents practical, real-world guidance for food...


The Chemistry and Technology of Pectin

by Reginald H. Walter & Steve Taylor

A fundamental understanding of polymers has evolved in recent years concurrent with advances in analytical instrumentation. The theories and methodologies developed for the galacturonan biopolymers (collectively...


Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach

by Robert L. Shewfelt, Stanley E. Prussia & Steve Taylor

Postharvest Handling: A Systems Approach introduces a new concept in the handling of fresh fruits and vegetable. Traditional treatments have been either physiologically based with an emphasis on biological tissue...


Nitrogen Isotope Techniques

by Eldor A. Paul, Jerry Melillo & Roger Knowles

This book is the first laboratory manual to bring together basic procedures for measurement of stable and radioactive isotopes of nitrogen, with specific applications to plant, soil, and aquatic biology. This...


The Biology and Management of Lobsters: Ecology and Management

by J. Stanley Cobb & Bruce F. Phillips

This two-volume work presents a summary and review of the current state of lobster biology, ecology, physiology, behavior, and management. It emphasizes the biology of clawed lobsters (Nephropidae) and spiny...