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Free farming books. If you wish to narrow the search, find “Topics & Subjects” in the left column and click on “More”. Some books: Sustainable Farming pdf, Factory Farming pdf, World Farming, Farming Technology pdf, The Effects of Farming, Cooperative Farming pdf, Is Factory Farming Harming America, The Farming Game, Modern Chinchilla Fur Farming, About Truck Farming pdf, Farming for the Future, Profitable Organic Farming pdf, Backyard Sheep Farming, Farming and the Food Supply, many more.
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Free books about Agriculture. Titles include: Agricultural Revolution in England, The Agrarian History of England and Wales, An Edible History of Humanity, An Introduction to agricultural geography, Commodity Market Review, Looking After our Land, more.
Free books on Agricultural Machinery. Some titles: John Deere, Combine Harvesters, Farm Machines, Going Around the Bend in Search of Old Tractors, See How They Work & Look Inside Farm Machinery, Planters, Milking Machines, Discovering Horse Drawn Farm Machinery.
350 free online books on Agriculture at the Internet Archive, handpicked by ‘Folkscanomy’. Some books: Encyclopedia of Insects, Organic Farming for Dummies pdf, The Chicken Health Handbook, A Practical Manual of Beekeeping, A Resource Book for Permaculture, Agroforestry, Encyclopedia of Water Science, Totally Organic Hydroponics, Indexes of Plant Diseases in the U.S., Toward Agroforestry Design, The Joy of Keeping Chickens, many more.
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Free online books about family farms, some of which are fiction. Some books: Ontario’s Century Farms Past & Present, The American Family Farm, A Portrait of a Family Farm, Defending the Agrarian Ideal, Farm Estate & Business Planning, America’s Farm Crisis, A Year in the Life of an American Farmer, The Family Farm: can it be saved?, A Journey to Canada’s Family Farms, Pictures from the Farm, many more.
Free books about farm management. Titles include: Farm management pdf, Your New Life in the Country, Principles of Field Crop Production, Diversifying the Farm Business, Coping with Risk in Agriculture, The Farmer as Manager, Hobby Farm, more.
Free books about Crops. Titles include: Plant Biology, New Oxford Book of Food Plants, Cereal Science, Soil Fertility and Fertilizers, Soils and Agriculture pdf, The Biography of Sugar, How We Use Plants for Food, Agricultural Ecology.
Free books about Livestock. Titles include: Livestock and Poultry Production, Scientific Farm Animal Production, Reproduction in Farm Animals, Animal Agriculture pdf, Handbook of Livestock Management Techniques, Backyard Livestock, Factory Farming pdf, Dairy Cows, more.
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Citizenship Papers – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Shoemaker & Hoard 2003 Dewey Dec. 338.1
Citizenship Papers collects nineteen new essays, from celebrations of exemplary lives to critiques of American life, including “A Citizen’s Response [to the new National Security Strategy]”—a ringing call of caution to a nation standing on the brink of global catastrophe.
“Berry’s essays may restate what he has said before – that agribusiness and the new globalism are inimical to human thriving – but they say it better, and through different immediate subjects, saliently including sound sheep raising and 9/11, than ever before.” -Booklist.
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An acclaimed novelist, poet, environmentalist, and farmer argues for a deeper connection to the land and community for the sake of America’s future. Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Todays agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more estranged from the land—and from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it.
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a practical, step-by-step beginner’s guide to beekeeping. It gives you plain-English guidance on everything you need to know to start your own beehive, from buying the right equipment, sourcing bees, and locating your hive to maintaining a healthy colony and harvesting honey. Plus, you’ll get the latest information on the causes and effects of bee disease, colony collapse disorder, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honeybee has on our environment and economy. Farming books for adults.
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The Fruited Plain: the Story of American Agriculture – Free Agriculture Books PDF
University of California 1979 Dewey Dec. 630
Details the history of agriculture in America’s seven geographical regions, analyzing the environmental problems that began when the Indians’ “shifting” agriculture was replaced by the white man’s “permanent” agriculture. Farming books for adults.
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Franklin Watts 1995 Dewey Dec. 338.1
“Describes the problems in American agriculture due to technological innovation, gives a history of American agriculture to explain the origins of the crisis, and outlines the limitations of government farm programs and policies to cope.”
Food and Farming – Farming Books PDF
Heinemann Library 2012 Dewey Dec. 630
“We are all aware of the importance of the environment – it’s in the news, it affects our behavior and the decisions we make every day. But what actual impact has environmental thinking had on the world around us? This thought-provoking book looks at the way changing ideas about the environment and sustainability have affected the way we obtain our food, and will do so in the future.”
Thinking about food sources — What is environmentalism? — Modernization of farming — The impact of farming — The “greening” of farming — The food industry — Feast and famine — Looking into the future — Timeline. Farming books for adults.
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Heinberg, Richard and Bomford, Michael
Post Carbon Institute 2009 Dewey Dec. 630
Conclusion: The American food system rests on an unstable foundation of massive fossil fuel inputs. It must be reinvented in the face of declining fuel stocks. The new food system will use less energy, and the energy it uses will come from renewable sources. We can begin the transition to the new system immediately through a process of planned, graduated, rapid change. The unplanned alternative – reconstruction from scratch after collapse – would be chaotic and tragic. Farming books for adults.
The Man who Fed the World: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Norman Borlaug and His Battle to End World Hunger : an Authorized Biography – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Durban House 2006
Nobel Peace Prize recipient for averting hunger and famine, Dr. Norman Borlang is credited with saving hundreds of millions of lives from starvation-more than any other person in history? Loved by millions around the world, Dr. Borlang is recognized as one of the most influential men of the twentieth century.
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Hudson, John C.
Indiana University 1994 Dewey Dec. 630
Stretching from the Rockies to the Appalachians, the Corn Belt is America’s heartland. ‘Making the Corn Belt’ traces the geographical and agricultural evolution of this region, whose agriculture is based on the tradition of feeding corn to meat animals, especially beef cattle and hogs.
Hurt, R. Douglas
Chelsea House 1989 Dewey Dec. 630
Surveys the history of the Department of Agriculture, describing its structure, current function, and influence on American society.
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The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural and Social History – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Hurt, R. Douglas
Nelson-Hall 1981 Dewey Dec. 630
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Melmont 1962 Dewey Dec. 635
Ballantine 1984 Dewey Dec. 630
In cantankerous opinions, hard-headed advice, and free-swinging sketches of real farmers, Bryan Jones addresses everyone who feels the pull of the land. He accepts the emotional appeal of “going back to the land” and then takes the unconventional stand that, above all, farming can be a good way to make money. Against the grain of public policy that, he maintains, encourages big agriculture, Jones works out how a shrewd, stubborn small farmer can still make a go of it.
The heart of the book is the primer for novices–and for city folk who dream of farming. Jones emphasizes the practicalities of farm finance and recommends sidelines for the beginner–welding, giving guitar lessons, keeping the books for a local elevator–as an alternative to starving. He urges newcomers to start small and to be sure that farming is something they really want to do. To interested bystanders, The Farming Game offers one farmer’s audacious, stimulating, and entertaining view of American agriculture today.
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Food’s Frontier: the Next Green Revolution – Free Agriculture Books PDF
North Point 2000 Dewey Dec. 338.1
Food’s Frontier provides a survey of pioneering agricultural research projects underway in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, China, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru by a writer both well-grounded technically and sensitive to social and cultural issues. The book starts from the premise that the “Green Revolution” which averted mass starvation a generation ago is not a long-term solution to global food needs and has created its own very serious problems.
Solutions to these problems are coming from a reexamination of ancient methods of agriculture that have allowed small-scale productivity over many generations. Research in the developing world, based on alternative methods and philosophies, indigenous knowledge, and native crops, joined with cutting edge technology, offer hope for a more lasting solution to the world’s increasing food needs.
A History Of World Agriculture: From the Neolithic Age to the Current Crisis – Farming Books PDF
Mazoyer, Marcel and Roudart, Laurence
Earthscan 2006 Dewey Dec. 630
Only once we understand the long history of human efforts to draw sustenance from the land can we grasp the nature of the crisis that faces humankind today, as hundreds of millions of people are faced with famine or flight from the land. From Neolithic times through the earliest civilizations of the ancient Near East, in savannahs, river valleys and the terraces created by the Incas in the Andean mountains, an increasing range of agricultural techniques have developed in response to very different conditions. These developments are recounted in this book, with detailed attention to the ways in which plants, animals, soil, climate, and society have interacted.
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Miller, Debra A.
Greenhaven 2010 Dewey Dec. 630
This title debates various facets of factory farming pdf including, the necessity of large scale farming; the ethics of factory farming; the impact of factory farming on human health and the environment; and the future of factory farming pdf; Each anthology is composed of a wide spectrum of sources written by many of the foremost authorities in their respective fields.
Penguin 1982 Dewey Dec. 380
“The power and profits of the five giant companies at the center of the world’s food supply.” – book cover.
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Rasmussen, Wayne D. and Baker, Gladys L.
Praeger 1972 Dewey Dec. 630
A volume in the “Praeger Library of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies”. The books in this series “describe the origin, development, function, methods, and structure of specific departments or agencies and explain how far their activities extend and how they relate to other branches of the government and to the public.”
Simon and Schuster 1990 Dewey Dec. 630
Chronicles a year in the life of Tom and Sally Bauer of Crevecoeur County, Missouri, who struggle to build up their 1,000 acre Missouri farm, harvesting corn, birthing calves, planting wheat, coping with the vagaries of nature and government regulations. Required of them are ancient skills (an attunement to the weather, animals, crops, and land) as well as a mastery of modern technology, from high-tech machinery to genetics and sophisticated chemicals.–From publisher’s description.
Savory, Allan and Butterfield, Jody
Island Press 1999
Increasingly sophisticated technology and an ever-expanding base of knowledge have not been enough to allow humans to halt the worldwide progression of environmental degradation. Holistic Management considers humans, their economies, and the environment as inseparable. It includes a common-sense decision-making framework that requires no specialized knowledge or elaborate technology to utilize, and is applicable in any environment or management situation. At the heart of the approach lies a simple testing process that enables people to make decisions that simultaneously consider economic, social, and environmental realities, both short- and long-term.
Encyclopedia of American Agricultural History – Farming Books PDF
Schapsmeier, Edward L
Greenwood 1975 Dewey Dec. 630
Includes special indexes such as: agencies and commissions, agricultural education, agricultural historians, agriculturalists, almanacs, commissioners of agriculture, commodity exchanges, ecology, equipment and implements, explorers and frontiersmen, farm leaders, inventors, journals and papers, naturalists, organizations, pioneer and rural life, public lands, rural revolts, secretaries of agriculture, tariffs and trade, and utopian societies.
A Small Farm in Maine: How One Couple Built a Self-Sustaining Life in the Country – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Houghton Mifflin 1988 Dewey Dec. 630
In the early ’70s, Terry and Mark Silber were busy pursuing urban careers. On weekends, they retreated to a farm in Maine. Soon they were selling their produce at the farmer’s market. One Monday, they didn’t go back, and Hedgehog Hill farm was born. Here is how they were transformed from office dwellers to country folk living off the land.
Encyclopedia Of Agriculture And Food Systems – Farming Books PDF
Van Alfen, Neal K.
Academic Press 2014
Addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include:
Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now?
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Westfall, Patricia Tichenor
Avon 1991 Dewey Dec. 630
Farm life as a series of experiences that lead to self-understanding and fresh perceptions. Agrarian innocents, West fall (Journalism/Ohio Univ.) and her husband acquired a house and 20 fallow acres not far from the Univ. of Iowa, where husband Mark was working toward a Ph.D. and teaching. He envisioned establishing a kind of Whole Earth Catalogue farming existence. She thought a few chickens might do. Before long, they not only had chickens laying six to eight eggs daily, but there were three goats for milk and two geese as “watchdogs” against foxes and other intruders. The house was tom apart to install a wood-burning stove, 2000 saplings were planted to provide a cash crop 30 years hence, and Mark talked of a greenhouse for solar heat and a rainwater collection system. The marriage foundered, however, after Westfall realized that while Mark wanted to become a “living myth” with all the answers, she wanted to experience the farm for its sights, sounds, smells, and changing moods.
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Practical Farming; A Treatise on Present Farming Conditions and How to Improve Them – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Allerton, Samuel W.
Rand, McNally 1907
Bailey, , Liberty Hyde. ed.
Vol 1 – Farms; Vol 2 – Crops; Vol 3 – Farm Animals; Vol 4 – Farm and Community
Valuable and comprehensive treatise, the work of several hundred specialists, collecting a large mass of material bearing on the history, economic and sociologic aspects of agriculture in this country. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911.
Bailey, Liberty Hyde, ed.
Hall and Locke 1911
Volume 3 in a 10-vol. series called “Vocations” edited by William DeWitt Hyde. This volume contains 2 parts; “Farm Life” with 30 essays, and “Forestry”, with seven essays. Essays are each from different authors.
A Manual of Ready Rules and Reference with Recipes, Precepts, Formulas, and Tabular Information for the use of general farmers, gardeners, fruit-growers, stockmen, dairymen, poultrymen, foresters, rural teachers, and others in the United States and Canada.
Bailey, L. H.
Macmillan 1911 Dewey Dec. 631
Benson, Oscar H. and Betts, George Herbert
Home Life of Women In Western Canada – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Canadian Pacific Railway Company 1907
A 40-page booklet with numerous photos produced by the Canadian Pacific Railway to promote immigration to the western provinces and to help the company sell 10 million acres there. It contains many brief profiles of western women in various roles.
Casson, Herbert N., ed.
Dimock, Julian A.
Frederick A. Stokes 1918
Eckles, Clarence Henry
Manual for dairymen and dairy students, dealing with the subject in an accurate, full and
specific manner. Considered by an expert the best of its kind.- A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Animal husbandry books pdf.
See also:Lampard, Eric E., The Rise of the Dairy Industry in Wisconsin; a Study in Agricultural Change, 1820-1920 and Turning Points in Wisconsin History: The Rise of Dairy Farming in Wisconsin Economic History
Gay, Carl W. ed.
Macmillan 1919 Dewey Dec. 636
Articles from L. H. Bailey’s Cyclopedia of American Agriculture, Volume 3, were updated, edited and rearranged for this book.
Goodrich, Charles L.
Doubleday, Page 1907
being a Full and Complete Guide for the Farmer and Emigrant, comprising the clearing of forest and prairie land – gardening – farming generally – farriery – cookery – and the prevention and cure of diseases. with copious hints, recipes and tables. History of Agriculture PDF.
Marshall, Josiah T.
Boston: Wentworth 1852 Dewey Dec. 631
Maynard, Samuel Taylor
Practical information on building the house, decorating the grounds, fruit growing, market gardening, poultry keeping, and dairying. Calendar outlines each month’s work. Applies specially to eastern conditions, but many of the suggestions are of value anywhere. Well illustrated. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911.
Macmillan 1910 Dewey Dec. 630
Practical, non-technical treatise covering briefly the whole range of farming. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911.
Facts for Farmers: Also for the Family Circle: a variety of rich materials for all land-owners, about domestic animals and domestic economy; … – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Farm buildings; gardens, orchards, and vineyards; and all farm crops, tools, fences, fertilization, draining, and irrigation. With an appendix on the diseases and cures of domestic animals. Illustrated with steel engravings
NY: Johnson 1868
Some chapters, and sections within them, are:
-Domestic Animals: Swine, Cows, Beeves, Feeding Cattle, Sheep Husbandry, Horses and Mules, Poultry.
-Small Animals and Insects: Bees, Birds, Entomological, Wild and Tame Animals. -The Farmery: Farm Houses, Cellars, Chimneys and Ice-Houses, Barn, Corn Cribs, Piggeries, Smoke-house. -Domestic Economy: The Food Question, Bread, Domestic Wines, Cider, Preserves, the Dairy. -Garden and its Fruits: Vegetables, Flower Garden, Lawns, Hot-beds, Small Fruits. -The Orchard: Propagation, Planting, Pruning, Grafting, Apple and Peach Trees, Cherries, Plums, Nectarines, Apricots. -The Vineyard: How to plant and cultivate vines, Culture of grapes for wines. -Cerealia: Wheat, Rye, Oats, Barley, Millet, Buckwheat, Indian Corn. -Root Crops and Sugar Crops: Potatoes, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Chinese sugar-cane, Maple-sugar making. -Irrigation, Draining, Plowing, Farming Tools. -Diseases and Cures of Domestic Animals.
Chapman & Hall 1891 Dewey Dec. 636
Domesticated Animals: Their Relation to Man and to his Advancement in Civilization – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Shaler, N. S.
Scribner 1895 Dewey Dec. 636
We have seldom seen animals so fairly treated and have never known them to be more reliably characterized.
– – A.L.A. Catalog 1904.
U.S. Dept of Agriculture 1929 Dewey Dec. 636
With the Toils, Pleasures and Productions of Farming. For Young Readers in the Town and Country
Lippincott 1861 Dewey Dec. 630
First published in 1841, the book describes processes and tasks, crops, livestock, financial aspects etc. of farming.
Chapters and some of the topics are: – The Farm-house (Farming Buildings, Granaries, Stables and Hay-barns, Names of Fields), – Tillage (Plough, Ploughman, Harrow, Manure, Draining Land, Destruction of Vermin), – Produce of the Farm (Wheat, Barley, Rye), – Pulse Crops &c. (Peas and Beans, Cow Cabbages, Saffron, Coriander), – Hops (Hop-harvest), – Hemp, Flax, and Teasels (Hemp, Linseed, Straw, Haulm), – Live Stock (Oxen, Sheep-shearing, Hogs, Horses), – Dairy and Poultry Yard (Milk, The Churn, Cheese, Turkeys, Geese), – Hay-making (Mowing, Stacking the Hay), – Hay-binding and Selling (Disposal of the Hay), – Grain Harvest (Reaping, Harvest Season), – Threshing and Dressing Grain ( Winnowing, Dealers, the Grain Mill), – The Potatoe Crops, – Turnips, – Grass, – Herbage Plants (Clover, Saintfoin), – Dealing and Money Matters (Rent, Tithes, Wages, A Farmer’s Comforts).
Thomas, J. J.
Contains most available accounts of varieties of fruits.- A.L.A. Catalog 1904.
Detailing the Manipulations of the Farm in a plain and Intelligible Manner. With practical directions for laying out a farm and erecting buildings, fences, and farm gates. Embracing also the young farmer’s workshop: giving full directions for the selection of good farm and shop tools, their use and manufacture, with numerous original illustrations of fences, gates, tools, etc., and for performing nearly every branch of farming operations.
Todd, Sereno Edwards
Saxton, Barker 1860 Dewey Dec. 631
True, Alfred Charles
U.S. Govt Printing Office 1929
Book Collection on Forestry
Free online books on Forestry. If you wish to narrow the search, find “Topics & Subjects” in the left column and click on “More”. Some books: Forestry pdf, Forestry Careers, The Forestry Diversification Project, The Dictionary of Forestry pdf, Environmental Issues in Forestry, Forestry Research, Earthscan Reader in Tropical Forestry, Intro to American Forestry, Forestry and the Forest Industry in Japan, The Economics of Forestry and Natural Resources pdf, many more.
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Northland 1989 Dewey Dec. 973.91
Possibly Franklin Roosevelt’s best-known legacy in conservation was his executive order proclaiming the Jackson Hole National Monument in Wyomingthis in the middle of WW II. But he was directly involved in other projects: Olympia (Wash.) and Kings Canyon (Calif.) National Parks, the Carl Inn Sugar Pines (Calif.) as well as measures for wildlife protection. The late Brandt was himself a crusader, tireless lobbyist and major figure in conservation circles who also wrote speeches and plotted strategy for FDR and Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes in their fight to expand and create national parks. Brandt here portrays a president who was accessible to his staff and committed to conserving natural resources; the bitter wrangling between the Park and Forestry Services and the implacable opposition (and dirty tricks) by Western lumber and power interests.
A Brief History of Forestry in Europe, the United States and other Countries – Free Agriculture Books PDF
Fernow, Bernhard Eduard
Univ. of Toronto 1911 Dewey Dec. 634.9
First published in 1907 as a texthook for forestry schools, to which the chapter on forestry in the United States (39p.) was added in 1909. Though “merely a compilation of facts gathered mostly from other compilations, official documents and journals,” and lacking an index, its authority is unquestionable. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911.
Merrill, Perry H.
Merrill 1981 Dewey Dec. 634.9
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A Primer of Forestry – Farming Books PDF
Washington: GPO 1899-1905 Dewey Dec. 634.9
The author was one of America’s first professional foresters, and in 1898 became chief of the U.S. Division of Forestry, which was soon moved to the Department of Agriculture and renamed the U.S. Forest Service. Pinchot was an early leader in the Conservation movement, and also served twice as Governor of Pennsylvania.
Volume 1- The Forest
Volume 2 – Practical Forestry
For beginners in forestry, agricultural students, woodland owners, and others desiring a general knowledge of the nature of the art. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904.