Agriculture and Farming
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading
Paperback ISBN: 1615641041
Teaches urban dwellers how to grow organic foods and preserve them, raise livestock and chickens, use alternative fuels and other ways to live environmentally friendly and economically. Original.
Farm Together Now
A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement
Hardcover ISBN: 0811867110
With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introduction to the many individuals who are producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. With hundreds of photographs and a foreword from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, Farm Together Now will educate, inspire, and cultivate a new wave of modern agrarians.
The Thief at the End of the World
Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire
Paperback ISBN: 0143114611
Chronicles the legendary story of how, in 1876, fortune hunter Henry Wickham got his hands on 70,000 rubber tree seeds, smuggled them out of the rainforests of Brazil, and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists in one of history's most daring acts of biopiracy. Reprint.
Keeping Chickens with Ashley English
All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1600594905
Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere! For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor
A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Hardcover ISBN: 0802713262
A history of the fish that has led to wars, stirred revolutions, sustained economies and diets, and helped in the settlement of North America features photographs, drawings, and recipes, as well as the natural history of this much sought after fish.