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Hefted Farmer

Author : Susan Haywood
ISBN : 1904524206
Genre : Farm life
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This book acts as a good example of hefted work as it is written, edited and published within a hefted community. The Hefted Farmer is jointly authored by Susan Haywood and Barbara Crossley - the actual title comes from a champion of rural causes, HRH The Prince of Wales.

Animal Disease And Human Trauma

Author : I. Convery
ISBN : 9780230227613
Genre : Social Science
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Many disasters are approached by researchers, managers and policymakers as if they have a clear beginning, middle and end. But often the experience of being in a disaster is not like this. This book offers non-linear, non-prescriptive ways of thinking about disasters and allows the people affected by disaster the chance to speak.

What Have Animals Ever Done For Us

Author : Phil Clay
ISBN : 9781789013733
Genre : Nature
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A fascinating look at animals and their unique relationship with humans. Packed full of interesting and strange facts.A perfect gift book for animal lovers, inquisitive readers or those with a sense of humour. What Have Animals Ever Done For Us? is full of fascinating, surprising facts about animals and answers such questions as: why did the Israeli secret service recruit a team of gerbils to help with the fight against terrorism, how can snails make you more beautiful, and what do ferrets do in aeroplanes? The animals in this book have gained employment in the unlikeliest and most remarkable of roles. Did you know that a leech has 32 times as many brains as you? Or that a pigtailed macaque monkey can pick 20 times as many cocoa nuts as a human? What Have Animals Ever Done For Us? is a tribute to the animals who, throughout history, have fed, protected and healed us and saved so many human lives. It features creatures who deserve recognition for their roles as anything from beauticians to masseuses to secret agents.

Drivers Of Environmental Change In Uplands

Author : Aletta Bonn
ISBN : 9781134061648
Genre : Business & Economics
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The uplands are a crucial source of ecosystem services, such as water provision, carbon retention, maintenance of biodiversity, provision of recreation value and cultural heritage. This puts them in the focus of both environmental and social scientists as well as practitioners and land managers.. This volume brings together a wealth of knowledge of the British uplands from diverse but interrelated fields of study, clearly demonstrating their importance in 21st Century Britain, and indicating how we may through interdisciplinary approaches meet the challenges provided by past and future drivers of environmental change. The upland environments are subject to change. They face imminent threats as well as opportunities from pressures such as climate change, changes in land management and related changes in fire risk, increases in erosion and water colour, degradation of habitats, altered wildlife and recreational value, as well as significant changes in the economy of these marginal areas. This book presents up-to-date scientific background information, addresses policy related issues and lays out pressing land management questions. A number of world-class experts provide a review of cutting-edge natural and social science and an assessment of past, current and potential future management strategies, policies and other drivers of change. After appraisal of key concepts and principles, chapters provide specific examples and applications by focussing on UK upland areas and specifically the Peak District National Park as a key example for other highly valuable upland regions.

Inspiration In Science And Religion

Author : Michael Fuller
ISBN : 9781443843836
Genre : Religion
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All sorts of things may be described as ‘inspired’: a mathematical theorem, a work of art, a goal at football, a short-cut home from the shops. What lies behind all these? Where does ‘inspiration’ come from? Does it derive from a source external to the person inspired, or is it the end result of sheer hard work – or is it purely serendipitous? Within the fields of science and religion, the word ‘inspiration’ might be thought to carry very different connotations. But is there a degree of overlap? If scientists and religious thinkers alike may acknowledge the power of inspiration, do we have here an important area of convergence between two important areas of human discourse which are all too often believed to be opposed to one another? These were some of the issues considered at the 2011 conference of the Science and Religion Forum, held at Cumberland Lodge near Windsor. This book presents papers from that conference, including contributions from such major thinkers as Lord Winston, Linda Woodhead and John Hedley Brooke, among other leading scientific and theological practitioners. Their wide-ranging studies – and very diverse conclusions – will be of interest to a wide readership.

The Farmer S Guide To Scientific And Practical Agriculture

Author : Henry Stephens
ISBN : CHI:096075912
Genre : Agriculture
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The Book Of The Farm

Author : Henry Stephens
ISBN : UCR:31210003300066
Genre : Agriculture
File Size : 76. 72 MB
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The Shepherd S Life

Author : James Rebanks
ISBN : 9781250060259
Genre : Nature
File Size : 67. 16 MB
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"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK The Instant #1 International Bestseller Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the hills and valleys. The Shepherd's Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, modern dispatches from an ancient landscape that describe a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the culture - of the Lake District, and of farming - changes around them. Many memoirs are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay.

The Book Of The Farm

Author : Henry Stephens
ISBN : 9781108024952
Genre : History
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A detailed description and guide to best contemporary farming practice, including agriculture, dairying and livestock farming, first published in 1842.

An Introduction To Farm Organisation Management

Author : M. Buckett
ISBN : 9780080983899
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 35. 49 MB
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The interval between the first and second editions of this book have witnessed significant changes for the food producers of the EEC. They have moved from a period of increasing production to an era of food surpluses and statutory reductions in production. This overall change in the fortunes of agriculture have greatly increased the need for sound business management. This book has been substantially updated to include all the current factors that have to be taken into consideration by farmers, as well as still providing a basic introduction to the study of farm management for students. It should prove invaluable reading to those running farms, whether experienced or inexperienced.

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