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Agriculture & Animal Husbandry

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  • Directrices voluntarias sobre Monitoreo Forestal Nacional

    Se ha pasado de necesitar únicamente información sobre la superficie de los bosques y las existencias en formación, a requerirse otros aspectos clave de la gestión sostenible de los bosques, como el papel de los bosques en la conservación de la biodiversidad y la provisión de otros servicios para el ecosistema. Más recientemente, la información sobre los cambios en las reservas de carbono, los ... Read more

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  • The Backyard Homestead

    Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

    series Backyard Homestead
    This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.Also available in this series: The Backyard ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Home Hydroponics

    Small-space DIY growing systems for the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, and bath

    by Tyler Baras ...
    Grow your own delicious food literally anywhere. In Home Hydroponics, hydroponic-growing pro Tyler Baras (aka Farmer Tyler) shows you how easy it is to build your own soilless growing systems to cultivate greens, veggies, herbs, and more.And, to sweeten the deal even further, Tyler's designs are not just functional, they’re also attractive. In fact, unlike the typical industrial designs of most ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Oxen

    A Teamster's Guide to Raising, Training, Driving & Showing

    by Drew Conroy ...
    Versatile as well as powerful, oxen can plow fields, haul stones, assist in logging, and improve roads. This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of selecting, training, feeding, and caring for your oxen. You’ll learn how to fit yokes and bows, address common challenges, and maintain your team’s overall health. Whether you’re looking for an economical alternative to heavy machinery on the farm ... Read more

    $13.39 USD

  • Eat Up

    The Inside Scoop on Rooftop Agriculture

    by Lauren Mandel ...
    Soaring prices and concerns about chemical-laden fruits and vegetables increasingly drive us to grow our own healthy food close to home. In cities, however, vanishing ground space and contaminated soils spur farmers, activists, and restaurateurs to look to the skyline for a solution. The hunger for local food has reached new heights, and rooftops can provide the space that cities need to bring ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • The Ball Python

    Written by a team of internationally respected herpetologists led by Philippe de Vosjoli, The Ball Python Manual is an authoritative introduction to this popular snake. The ball python is admired around the world for its distinctly African appearance and its relative medium size and tameability. This colorful manual offers up-to-date and reliable information on selection, acclimating, handling, ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • The Resilient Farm and Homestead

    An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach

    by Ben Falk ...
    The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition.Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as ... Read more

    $31.99 USD $28.79 USD

  • Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

    How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family

    For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Holy Shit

    Managing Manure to Save Mankind

    by Gene Logsdon ...
    In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value-but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $12.59 USD

  • The Forest Unseen

    A Year's Watch in Nature

    A biologist reveals the secret world hidden in a single square meter of old-growth forest—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardCombining elegant writing with scientific expertise, The Forest Unseen "injects much-needed vibrancy into the stuffy world of nature writing" (Outside, "The Outdoor Books That Shaped the Last Decade")In this wholly ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Geology: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    Ranging across the 4.6 billion year history of the planet, geology is the subject that encompasses almost all that we see around us, in one way or another, and also much that we cannot see, beneath our feet, and on other planets. The fruits of geology provide most of the materials that give us shelter, and most of the energy that drives our modern lives. Within the study of geology lie some of the ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesIn this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Fences for Pasture & Garden

    by Gail Damerow ...
    Whether you’re trying to protect your garden from wildlife predators or want to keep your livestock from wandering too far, effective fencing can bring welcome peace of mind. Covering the pros and cons of a variety of fencing types, Gail Damerow shows you how to build a fence that works for your needs. With clearly illustrated instructions for building wire fences, rail fences, electric fences, ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Farm Anatomy

    The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

    by Julia Rothman ...
    series Anatomy
    Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Horse Doctor Is In

    A Kentucky Veterinarian's Advice and Wisdom on Horse Health Care

    This practical guide to equine health care is filled with sound advice that is presented in a warm and approachable tone. Experienced veterinarian Brent Kelley offers proven methods for dealing with a variety of medical situations every horse owner is likely to encounter, from pregnancy and foaling to fractures and infections. With examples drawn from real-life stories, Kelley helps you ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Let There Be Water

    Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World

    New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller!As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions.The U.S. government predicts that forty of our fifty states-and 60 percent of the earth's land surface-will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it. Without action, food prices will ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Hop Grower's Handbook

    The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market

    With information on siting, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, and brewingIt’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops.The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer—such as hops and barley—is robust and growing. ... Read more

    $27.99 USD $25.19 USD

  • The Bee Garden

    How to Create or Adapt a Garden to Attract and Nurture Bees

    Bees play a vital and irreplaceable role in pollinating our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The more bees in your garden the healthier, more productive and more pleasant a place it will be. Yet bees are declining rapidly and many people, even if they do not wish to keep bees themselves, are asking what can be done on an individual basis to help the bee.This book is a response to that request. It ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Temple Grandin's Guide to Working with Farm Animals

    Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

    Award-winning author Temple Grandin is famous for her groundbreaking approach to decoding animal behavior. Now she extends her expert guidance to small-scale farming operations. Grandin’s fascinating explanations of how herd animals think — describing their senses, fears, instincts, and memories — and how to analyze their behavior, will help you handle your livestock more safely and effectively. ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • The Plantation

    series Southern Classics
    A rare classic in American social science, Edgar Thompson's 1932 University of Chicago dissertation, "The Plantation," broke new analytic ground in the study of the southern plantation system. Thompson refuted long-espoused climatic theories of the origins of plantation societies and offered instead a richly nuanced understanding of the links between plantation culture, the global history of ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Small Cattle for Small Farms

    There are more small farms in Australia than there are large, and this trend continues as an increasing number of larger farms are subdivided into smaller parcels. A growing demand for lifestyle blocks, in Australia and overseas, is fuelling an interest in the quieter, smaller breeds of cattle which have particular appeal as they are more manageable to control and maintain. Small Cattle for Small ... Read more

    $25.19 USD

  • Technically Food

    Inside Silicon Valley's Mission to Change What We Eat

    “In a feat of razor-sharp journalism, Zimberoff asks all the right questions about Silicon Valley’s hunger for a tech-driven food system. If you, like me, suspect they’re selling the sizzle more than the steak, read Technically Food for the real story.” —Dan Barber, the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone BarnsEating a veggie burger used to mean consuming a mushy, flavorless ... Read more

    $14.59 USD

  • Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the United States

    Restoring Cultural Knowledge, Protecting Environments, and Regaining Health

    series New Directions in Native American Studies Series #18
    Centuries of colonization and other factors have disrupted indigenous communities’ ability to control their own food systems. This volume explores the meaning and importance of food sovereignty for Native peoples in the United States, and asks whether and how it might be achieved and sustained.Unprecedented in its focus and scope, this collection addresses nearly every aspect of indigenous food ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Practical Process Research and Development – A guide for Organic Chemists

    A guide for Organic Chemists

    Designed to provide a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to organic process research and development in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and agricultural chemical industries, this book describes the steps taken, following synthesis and evaluation, to bring key compounds to market in a cost-effective manner. It describes hands-on, step-by-step, approaches to solving process development problems ... Read more

    $112.49 USD