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Keeping Chickens: Getting the Best from Your Chickens
Keeping Chickens
Getting the Best from Your Chickens
Paperback      ISBN: 0715336258
Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of chickens and offers practical advice on everything from egg-laying and maintaining a healthy hen house to egg incubation and healthcare.
Gardening in the Upper Midwest
Gardening in the Upper Midwest
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0816614296
Tuna: A Love Story
Tuna
A Love Story
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307267156
Examines the natural history of the tuna, one of the world's most endangered marine animals, revealing how the increasing demand for sushi has caused a devastating overfishing of the tuna and detailing the implications of its potential extinction.
Keep Chickens!: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
Keep Chickens!
Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
Paperback      ISBN: 1580174914
This guide offers the joys of raising chickens mixed with down-to-earth details of what it takes to become a successful chicken keeper.
Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America's Strangest Wildlife
Shell Games
A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America's Strangest Wildlife
Paperback      ISBN: 0061537144
A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam—the Geoduck—and then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling and remarkable from page one on.
Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Let It Rot
The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Paperback      ISBN: 1580170234
Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers
Smallholders, Householders: Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive, Sustainable Agriculture
Smallholders, Householders
Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive, Sustainable Agriculture
Paperback      ISBN: 0804721025
Contrasting the prevailing theories of the evolution of agriculture, the author argues that the practice of smallholding is more efficient and less environmentally degrading than that of industrial agriculture which depends heavily on fossil fuel, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. He presents a convincing case for his argument with examples taken from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and demonstrates that there are fundamental commonalities among smallholder cultures. "Smallholders, Householders" is a detailed and innovative analysis of the agricultural efficiency and conservation of resources practiced around the world by smallholders.
Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach
Successful Small-Scale Farming
An Organic Approach
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0882666428
Instructs the beginning farmer in evaluating and preserving the soil, acquiring and maintaining machinery, and raising a successful crop through sound farming practices
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Urban Homesteading
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.
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod
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.