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Technology, engineering, agriculture

Brand: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd Model: 9781742457833
We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about-- Convenience items, such as ..
Brand: The Crowood Press Ltd Model: 9781785000355
'The Adjustable Spanner' is the product of thirty years collecting and original research, fired by Ron Geesin's acquisition of the SLIK adjustable spanner that hung in his father's garage. At the core of this book is a concise history of this much-maligned tool. Serious and comical observations para..
Brand: Heinemann Educational Books Model: 9781484610039
Car, train, ship or aeroplane - which form of transport is most harmful to the atmosphere? What do farming techniques such as agrochemicals do? What is 'acid rain' and what are effects of it? This book takes a look at the impact that our modern world is having on our surrounding environment, from ou..
Brand: The Crowood Press Ltd Model: 9781861267009
Assault Rifle provides a comprehensive account of the development of the military assault rifle and its ammunition from WW2 to the present day. The book is in two parts. The first part includes: * Brief historical summary of the assault rifle, its origins and development. * Gun design including ope..
Brand: The Crowood Press Ltd Model: 9781861268969
Here is a straightforward introduction, clear of technical jargan, to the complexities of the many radio and navigational systems that are commonly used on aircraft. It provides a fundamental overview of the principles and operation of many instruments and aids found aboard all types and sizes of ae..
Brand: The Crowood Press Ltd Model: 9781847972682
Bees are an essential part of our natural world and their importance in pollinating our food crops cannot be overstated. Over a third of the world's food is dependent upon pollinators, of which the honey bee Apis mellifera is possibly the most important. This informative book introduces newcomers ..
Brand: The Crowood Press Ltd Model: 9781847971326
There are many reasons for keeping ducks and geese. Not only are they lovely to look at, they will entertain you with their antics and make perfect 'pets' for adults and children alike. Ducks will eat troublesome slugs and snails as they follow you around the garden, making 'conversation' as they ..
Brand: Storey Publishing LLC Model: 9781603427906
Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy pro..
Brand: Storey Publishing LLC Model: 9781603429696
Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to pro..
Brand: Storey Books Model: 9781580176347
Whether you're splitting a cord of wood for your fireplace or managing acres of woodland, 'The Backyard Lumberjack' provides plenty of practical instruction and firsthand advice. Familiarize yourself with the proper equipment and safety gear, then learn how to fell, buck, split, and stack your own w..
Brand: Storey Publishing LLC Model: 9781612128788
This guidebook to the essential tools and skills needed for basic welding teaches even the novice everything they need to know to do it themselves, with projects and techniques specially tailored for farm and ranch equipment fabrication and repairs. Farmers, ranchers, and homesteaders who know how ..
Brand: Chronicle Books Model: 9781452113265
The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will open in October 2013 and beloved Chronicle author Donald MacDonald is its architect. McDonald and coauthor Ira Nadel now turn their signature charming approach onto this new Bay Area landmark. In friendly text and charming illustrations, this bijou volume ..
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