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The Third Earth Garden Book

By Smith, Keith and Irene

Australia: Nelson, 1981. 256pp, will be over 500g when packed for post. Ex- library but apart from two stamps & a divot where I imagine the library ticket was, the book's in pretty good nick considering it's 30+ yrs.Contents incl people, places, building, energy, livestock, handcrafts, growing, food & health. Is Nimbin calling? This is for you.. Soft Cover. Good/None issued. 26.5cm.

$11.92

A Handbook Of Horse-Shoeing With Introductory Chapters On The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Horse's Foot

By Dollar Jno. Aw. And Wheatley Albert

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1898. A Handbook Of Horse-Shoeing With Introductory Chapters On The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Horse's Foot 433pp plus an index. Hundreds & hundreds of finely created line art illustrations . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 22cm.

$105.21

STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING LLAMAS  Care, Showing, Breeding, Packing, Profiting
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STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING LLAMAS Care, Showing, Breeding, Packing, Profiting

By Birutta Gale

Storey Publishing, USA, 1997. A comprehensive Guide to Raising LLamas, including buying your first Llama, building a herd, breeding, birthing and herd management, feeding and facilities, health care and first aid, and using llamas as guadian and expedition animals.. Book Weighs Over 500 Gms. 1st Edition. Card Cover. Excellent. 23 Cm.

$14.03

MOUSE CARE
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MOUSE CARE

TFH Publications USA, 2005. With quick and easy instructions, Mouse Care provides all the information you need to care for your mice. Includes chapters on proper housing, nutrition and overall health.. 1st Soft Cover Edition. Card Cover. Excellent. 22cm.

$5.61

DOMESTIC AND ORNAMENTAL FOWL

By Porter Valerie

Pelham Books, London, 1989. A practical guide to the care and understanding of a wide range of domesticated and semi-domesticated birds, including chickens, pheasants, peafowl, quail, guinea-fowl, turkeys, ducks and geese, waterfowl pigeons, doves and ostriches. Included are specific sections for each type of bird with many photographs and details of each species' requirements. Advice is given on producation and marketing of eggs and meat. Excellent condition, very comprehensive and well researched text.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 24cm.

$29.46

Sustainable Dryland Farming: Combining Farmer Innovation and Medic Pasture in a Mediterranean Climate

By Chatterton, Lynne & Brian

UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 339 crisp white pp & 800g for posting. Very useful review >>This book is a scholarly review of the many attempts, successful in some places (like Australia), unsuccessful in other areas, to use Medicago pastures (grazed by sheep) in rotation with "cereal" (grain) crops. This book provides a detailed and interesting historical review of various agricultural development programs throughout Australia and the Middle East. Example after example of how NOT to do things, along with a few inspiring success stories. Anybody interested in the relationships between agricultural "experts" and farmers, exporting agricultural practices to other countries, and evaluating agricultural export programs must read this book. . Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 23.5cm.

$45.59

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth

By Russell, E.W.

Longman, 1973. A massive 849pp & approx 1.5kg to post. Sir Edward is the author of at least 13 titles along similar themes. This book is anextensive coverage of the physical, chemical & biological impacts on soil custodianship. A great resource for horticulture, agriculture & soil science. From the Table of Contents: Historical and Introductory; Food of Plants; Individual Nutrients Needed by Plants; Quantitative Studies on Plant Growth; Composition of the Soil; Constitution of Clay Minerals; Cation and Anion Holding Powers of Soils; Interation of Clay with water and organic compounds; Physiology of the Microbial Population; Organisms Composing the Population; Soil Fauna other than Protozoa; etc (28 chapters in all). 10th. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 24.5cm.

$28.06

Forage Conservation and Feeding

By Raymond, Frank Waltham, Richard

UK: Farming Press Books, 1996. ex-lib (usual tickets & stamp) with only 2 borrowers. 239 crisp pp & catalogue at rear, 650g for posting. This is a comprehensive book on techniques and equipment for harvesting and storing forage crops, and the effects of different methods of conservation. It looks at ergonomic/economic systems to support efficient animal feeding & maintaining feed with minimal loss but how quality.. 5th Edition. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Very Good/None issued. 24.5cm.

$18.94

Soil Management

By Davies, Bryan & Eagle, David & Finney, Brian

Farming Press Books, 1993. 280 crisp pp with photo section, 800g packed for posting. Sections include info re >> Soil: the farmer's raw material. Plant nutrition: the major elements. Plant nutrition: the minor nutrient. Soil water. Land drainage. Soil structure and crop performance. Soils and traction. Traffic and soil damage. Ploughs and ploughing. Cultivation implements. Cultivation implements. Power requirements and work rates. Subsoil cultivations. Soil organic matter. Cultivation systems for crop and soil. Minimal cultivations and direct drilling. Erosion. Pollution and the soil. The classification of agricultural land. Seems a very useful tax deductable addition to a property owner's library.. 5th Edition. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 24cm.

$31.56

Injury-Free Horse Hands-On Methods for Maintaining Soundness and Health

By Sutton, Amanda

UK: David & Charles, 2001. All horse lovers want to keep their animals healthy, and the Injury-Free Horse gives them the confidence and knowledge to accomplish that goal. Noted expert Amanda Sutton encourages readers to develop a better relationship with their horses, offering advice for: *Improving a horse's physical and mental well-being through massage, suppling and stretching exercises--complete with step-by-step photos - ring bound but inside hard covers, 160 pp, approx 499g for post. review >>> A lot of practical information is packed into this small book. Spiral Bound. Very Good/None issued. 22.5cm.

$16.83

Ask the Experts 72 Equine Problems Solved

By Rob Pilsworth, Jane Van Lennep, Richard Chamberlain, Sara Wyche, Natalie Waran, Fliss Gillott

UK: DJ Murphy, 2002. 131pp of equine mystery unravelled - less than 500g for post - rear cover ino says > Having problems with riding in a straight line? Worried about your horse's behaviour in the stable or thinking of taking a holistic approach to a conventional problem? Perhaps you have a veterinary question you need answering, or are wondering whether you should take a legal dispute with your livery yard any further? Equine problems answered in this book include those on riding, horse behaviour, legal enquiries, stable management, veterinary problems and holistic horse care. Answered by acknowledged experts in the equine world, this book provides a comprehensive reference for owners and weekend riders alike. Giddyup & click Buy It.. Paperback. Very Good/good/None issued. 24 Cm.

$14.03

Commercial Goat Production

By Wilkinson, JM & Stark Barbara

UK: BSP Professionals, 1987. There is a growing interest in commercial goat production, in both the developed and the developing world, and current studies in this aspect of livestock management have also revealed the useful role which goats may play in the management and improvement of pasture. This book is one of the first of its kind to be published in the English language and its emphasis is on how to develop a goat herd as a viable commercial activity rather than merely as a hobby. It applies current scientific advances to practical commercial enterprise and covers breeding, handling and housing, nutrition, milk, meat and fibre production and management. The book also sets out methods of improving breed efficiency and nutrition, optimizing herd size and processing goat products on the farm for increased profit, and is aimed at the general public who are interested in the commercial rearing of goats, undergraduate agricultural students and those qualified in livestock management who wish to further their knowledge on this specialized aspect of the subject. 159pp chocka-block full of Billy & Nanny info such as photos, graphs, tables, referrals & tips&tricks.. Card Cover. Good-very Good/None issued. 23.5cm.

$14.73

Bantams for Everyone

By H. Easom Smith

UK: Saiga Publishing Co, 1979. 184 clean white well-bound pp incl. index. very good dj, Illustrated throughout. Here's an extract of Mr Easom Smith's notes re judging > The wording of the Standards is lengthy and appears to be very complicated. So much so that many people never read through to the end. If the Standards were carefully digested, it would be found that the scale of points makes greatest allowance for facial merit and type, allied with characteristic carriage. Colour does not rank so very highly, after all. Thus it is impossible for a superbly coloured bantam to win the first prize if it is deficient in other details. But it is possible for a bird of fair average colour to win if it has the best of type and head points. Once this essential is grasped, the breed immediately appeals to the man who likes diminutive, cocky pieces of beauty in his bantam pens and does not much care whether they lay eggs except when he wants to reproduce their like in springtime. Enoy a peruse of this book whilst sipping a dry white & maybe the soundtrack of "Chicken Run" in the background. 184pp in jolly nice order by one of the foremost experts on exhibition poultry, this is a book for those who love their poultry. Topics relating to bantams include housing systems, accommodation to aid prizewinning, feeding methods under modern conditions, breeding pens, conditioning birds, washing, and grooming. Dust jacket has a hole lower right - maybe pecked by a naughty bantam??. Hardcover. Excellent/Fair. 23.5cm.

$23.85

Bantams for Everyone

By H. Easom Smith

UK: Saiga Publishing Co, 1979. 184 clean white well-bound pp incl. index. very good dj, Illustrated throughout. Here's an extract of Mr Easom Smith's notes re judging > The wording of the Standards is lengthy and appears to be very complicated. So much so that many people never read through to the end. If the Standards were carefully digested, it would be found that the scale of points makes greatest allowance for facial merit and type, allied with characteristic carriage. Colour does not rank so very highly, after all. Thus it is impossible for a superbly coloured bantam to win the first prize if it is deficient in other details. But it is possible for a bird of fair average colour to win if it has the best of type and head points. Once this essential is grasped, the breed immediately appeals to the man who likes diminutive, cocky pieces of beauty in his bantam pens and does not much care whether they lay eggs except when he wants to reproduce their like in springtime. Enoy a peruse of this book whilst sipping a dry white & maybe the soundtrack of "Chicken Run" in the background. 184pp in jolly nice order by one of the foremost experts on exhibition poultry, this is a book for those who love their poultry. Topics relating to bantams include housing systems, accommodation to aid prizewinning, feeding methods under modern conditions, breeding pens, conditioning birds, washing, and grooming. . Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 23.5cm.

$25.95

Green Gold in Alaska

By Carey, Mary

Self Published, 1982. Very good clean tight copy. Signed, "Happiness" by author. 351pp Carey a well-known reporter & write & autobio-commenter writes about wilderness living in Alaska. dj ok but a small chip missing at top & fold wear.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Good-fair. Illus. by Doug Linstrand . 22.5cm.

$18.24

DRIVING THE HORSE IN HARNESS Training and Technique for Pleasure and Performance

By Kellogg Charles

Vermont: The Stephen Green Press, 1978. Well researched and presented guide for the beginner. . 1st Soft Cover Edition. Card Cover. Good. Illus. by Drawings By Karl Struecklen. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.54

PLANT PESTS AND THEIR CONTROL

By Fenemore Peter G

Butterworths, Wellington, 1982, 1982. Well researched and presented book on pests and their control. Includes many illustrations, line drawings and tables.. 1st Edition. Card Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

The Journal of the Hardy Plant Society, Autumn 1997, Vol. 19 No. 2

The Hardy Plant Society, London, 1997. An interesting collection of articles for the garden enthusiast including "The Gardener's Pallette: colour theories for a small garden>" by Timothy Walter "Green Plants for Dry Gardens" by Val Bourne and "The Iris as a Hardy Plant" by Peter Maynard, plus many more with full colour.. First Edition. Pictorial Card Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.31

The Journal of the Hardy Plant Society, Spring 1996

The Hardy Plant Society, London, 1996. An interesting collection of articles including "Flowers in Frames" by Dilys Davies, "Bringing Wildlife to the Garden" Elizabeth Hamilton and "Herbaceous Clematis" by Mary Toomey plus many more.. First Edition. Pictorial Card Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.31