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The Old Barn Book: A Field Guide to North American Barns and Other Farm Structures

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Publisher Comments:

From hay barns to corn cribs, from fences to chicken coops, from silos to outhouses, 'The Old Barn Book's' clear drawings, photos, maps, and descriptions make it easy to figure what's what around a farm.

Synopsis:

Barns give character to the countryside. Their structures reflect the ethnic heritage of a region's settlers and the nature of the land itself. With The Old Barn Book, you'll be able to spot the difference between a Dutch barn and a Swedish barn, a barn for cows and a barn for tobacco. You'll find out why some barns have hipped roofs and others gables, why some have doors at the end and others have them on the side, why some are wood and some are stone, why some are round. Whether you are nostalgic for farm life or like to drive out in the country or want to join in the barn preservation movement, you will find this book an indispensable guide.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-210) and index.

About the Author

ALLEN G. NOBLE is Professor of Geography at the University of Akron and author of Wood, Brick, and Stone: The North American Settlement Landscape.

RICHARD K. CLEEK is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin Center.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813521732
With:
Geib, M. Margaret
Author:
Cleek, Richard K.
Illustrator:
Geib, M. Margaret
Author:
Geib, M. Margaret
Author:
Noble, Allen G.
Author:
Cleek, Richard K.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Community development
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Land use
Subject:
Farm buildings
Subject:
Barns
Subject:
Zoning
Subject:
Outbuildings
Subject:
Fences -- Canada.
Subject:
Wooden fences.
Subject:
Fences -- United States.
Subject:
Wooden fences -- Canada.
Subject:
Residential
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
Outbuildings -- United States.
Subject:
Barns -- United States.
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Planning Department (Bozeman, Mont.)
Series Volume:
no. 29.
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.88 lb

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Barns give character to the countryside. Their structures reflect the ethnic heritage of a region's settlers and the nature of the land itself. With The Old Barn Book, you'll be able to spot the difference between a Dutch barn and a Swedish barn, a barn for cows and a barn for tobacco. You'll find out why some barns have hipped roofs and others gables, why some have doors at the end and others have them on the side, why some are wood and some are stone, why some are round. Whether you are nostalgic for farm life or like to drive out in the country or want to join in the barn preservation movement, you will find this book an indispensable guide.
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