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Brittish Grasses and Their Employment in Agriculture - Third Edition

By S. F. Armstrong

U K: Cambridge University Press, 1950 An excellent copy of this book, which is very clean and bright throughout. Green boards with gilt title to the spine. 350 very clean, bright and firm pages. The jacket is complete and also very clean. Some light wear to the top of the jacket at the spine.


Farm Fences - Fixed Equipment of the Farm - Leaflet No 6

By Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

U. K.: HMSO, 1952 18 page stapled leaflet. Some of the corners of the pages have been folded over - now straitened out. One small closed tear to the back cover. Outer cover coming detatched up to the bottom staple, but is held firmly in place by the staple. This leaflet has obviously been read through. Now protected in film front bag.


Animal Nutrition and Feeding

By James R. Gillespie

USA: Delmar Publishing, 1987 An excellent copy of this book. 418 very clean pages. --- This book is a comprehensive text designed to present the principles of animal nutrition, types of feed and feeding guidelines. It is recommended for animal nutrition courses and for the animal science programs where nutrition and feeding is a segment of the program. The text addresses the major environmental and human health issues facing those producing animals and animal products for human consumption.Illustrated to compliment the text.


The Farmer

By L. F. Hobley

London: Allman & Son, 1972 No dj. Some bumping to either end of spine and to the corners. Previous owner's name neatly inscribed to top left hand corner of opening page. 96 pages including an index, black and white photographs and line drawings interspersed amongst the text. In this book, L. F. Hobley tells the absorbing story of farming in Britain from the arrival of Neolithic Man in about 3000 B.C. right up to the present day (1972) with its large-scale methods of growing crops and scientific rearing of animals. In talking about the great improvements which each century brought and the changes in our countryside as more and more land was needed for cultivation, the author also tries to describe what the life of a farner was, and is, really like: its hardships, struggles and often monotonous day-to-day activities.


A Sociology of the Soviet Union

By Gary Littlejohn

London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd, 1984 no creases to the covers which are fine and glossy. The 286 pages (inc index) are very tight and clean. Bright yellow covers with red writing. --- In this book the author provides a sociological analysis of the Soviet Union based on an original theoretical view involving a critique of the classical Marxist approach to class structure and of the Weberian concept of class. Starting with the 1920s , particularly in agriculture and industrialisation , the book goes on to examine the impact of those developments on contemporary economic planning , relations of production , the capacity of the central government to co-ordinate the division of labour , and welfare and social policy.


Show Down

By Margaret Escott

New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 1973 Edited and introduced by Robert Goodman, this book was first published in 1936 when it was very favourably reviewed both in London and New York, however with its reputation being so high it was decided it was very worthy of republication. The setting is Auckland and the dairying country of Waikato. The landscape, the climate, and the farming routine are strongly evoked, but it is the subtety and force with which the burgeoning and dying of a marriage are related which makes this novel memorable. Miss Escott was the first living author to be represented in the New Zealand Fiction series. the book is clean, bright and tidy and the cover is good, being slightly rubbed back corner and edge with one very tiny teat to bottom back. top edge slightly worn as is top of spine. small crease bottom front., otherwise neat. the cover shows an excellent piece of artwork by Keith Guyan based on a photograph supplied by Auckland Public Library. there are two small stains inside front cover and a pencil price has been rubbed out.


An Anthology of the Home Counties

By J. D. Mortimer; Introduction By John Betjeman

London: Methuen, 1947 Binding is green cloth with gilt lettering on spine; mild bumps to corners and slight speckling to page edges. Dj is lightly soiled, with some wear to its top edge and short tears to either side of top of spine; price-clipped. Now protected inside a cover. In this volume the author has brought together a wide selection of prose and verse pieces from various centuries to illustrate the lives of the people in the counties round London. Extracts giving the background of English scenery - forest, downland and river - lead naturally to a study of the churches and palaces, homes and gardens they have made and of the agriculture, markets and fairs by which they have earned their livelihood. Their social life and wide sporting interests are amply described. More intimately, their songs and customs are given, along with the history that surrounds their great and humble folk - even to their simple and humorous epitaphs. Throughout the volume the background of country town and village is amply sketched to delight the lover of topography. Includes black and white photographs.