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- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
The farming of animals for meat and milk confronts a stark dilemma. While world demand from a growing and more affluent human population is increasing rapidly, there are strong counter-arguments that we should eat less meat and pay more attention to environmental protection, animal welfare and human health and well-being. The aim of this book is... more...
- Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49
Among the many challenges facing the contemporary smallholder who keeps livestock and grows his own food, is how to deal with the various pests that are capable of decimating crops, degrading pasture, stealing produce, contaminating animal feed and killing valuable livestock. This book provides the smallholder with the knowledge and the information... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 59.95
This book is a contribution of the authors to the food - fuel debate.During 2007 and 2008 several factors led to the food inflation problem: growing population, income distribution, urbanization, biofuel, social programs, production scarcity etc.. Biofuel got most of the blame for food inflation but its responsibility was only limited.There are several... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 69.95
This book, 'Fibre production in South American camelids and other fibre animals', covers the latest advances in the main fields of animals producing fibre. It deals with a wide scope of fibre animals and a great variety of subjects and is supported by the Animal Fibre Working Group belonging to the European Association of Animal Production.... more...
- Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86
Practical Cattle Farming is written by two experienced, practising veterinarians, and covers the essential elements of beef and dairy cattle farming and the latest cutting-edge scientific research, and is therefore of value both to the novice and to those with experience. The text is clearly written and includes helpful explanatory notes and detailed... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2009; US$ 24.95
Who doesn?t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It?s written with country lovers in mind?even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2010; US$ 18.95
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family?s food on just a quarter acre?and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 16.95
Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you! It offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the 100 most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe to raise. Each breed?s profile... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 29.95
Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics , Homesteading , and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful... more...
- Crowood 2013; US$ 11.65
Whether you need a fence that will protect large livestock such as cattle and horses, or an enclosure for a few chickens, or any size of stock enclosure in between, A Guide to Stock Fencing contains a wealth of practical information and advice.Topics covered include: guidance on purchasing the correct materials and tools, and the best retailers to... more...