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Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom
by Jennifer S. Holland
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It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . ” Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming... (read more)

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Culture Clash
Culture Clash
by Jean Donaldson
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Winner of the Maxwell Award for BEST DOG TRAINING BOOK (1997) from the Dog Writers? Association of America. Voted #1 BEST BOOK (2000 & 2001) by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers?the largest and most influential worldwide association of professional... (read more)

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The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally
The Heirloom Life Gardener: The Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally
by Jere Gettle
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Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives—and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a... (read more)

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Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
by Jan Pol
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The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.   Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of... (read more)

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The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way
by Michael Phillips
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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to... (read more)

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The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet
by Kristin Ohlson
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Thousands of years of poor farming and ranching practices — and, especially, modern industrial agriculture — have led to the loss of up to 80 percent of carbon from the worlds soils. That carbon is now floating in the atmosphere, and even if... (read more)

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Five Acres and Independence
Five Acres and Independence
by M G Kains
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This classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information. Written by a renowned horticulturist, it has taught generations how to make their land self-sufficient, with explanations of organic farming techniques and reliable... (read more)

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The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable
The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable
by Juliette De Bairacli-levy
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The pioneer of herbal veterinary medicine has again thoroughly revised, updated and expanded her book on natural and organic cures and farming methods, first published in 1952 and now a classic in its field.... (read more)

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The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
by Kristin Kimball
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"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farmingand#8212;that dirty, concupiscent artand#8212;and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer."andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Single... (read more)

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Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals (11 Edition)
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals (11 Edition)
by Hal Herzog
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Does living with a pet really make people happier and healthier? What can we learn from biomedical research with mice? Who enjoys a better quality of life—-the chicken destined for your dinner plate or the rooster in a Saturday night cockfight?... (read more)

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Chosen by a Horse
Chosen by a Horse
by Susan Richards
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"Two kindred spirits find each other in this beautifully written memoir about the human-animal bond."-Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldnt be corralled into her waiting trailer. But Lay Me... (read more)

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders (Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders (Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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Spiders, bugs, moths, butterflies, beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and many other insects are detailed in more than 700 full-color photographs visually arranged by shape and color. Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic... (read more)

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The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming
The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming
by Jean-martin Fortier
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods …should be of great use to market growers everywhere. ---Eliot Coleman, organic farming pioneer and author of the Winter Harvest Handbook This is a fantastic... (read more)

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Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement
Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers' Movement
by Zoe Ida Bradbury
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Meet America's New Farmers. Resourceful and hard-working, Greenhorns are passionate about improving the food we eat through sustainable and humane farming practices. Their inspirational stories speak to the challenges and rewards of earning a living off... (read more)

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Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm
by Forrest Pritchard
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One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his familys farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner... (read more)

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Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture
by Wendell Berry
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Berry's assessment of modern agriculture and its relationship to American culture--our health, economy, personal relationships, morals, and spiritual values--is more timely than ever. This new edition of Berry's work presents a a classic testament to the... (read more)

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You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
by Joel Salatin
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Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable.After all, the farm population... (read more)

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Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
by Cesar Millan
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“I rehabilitate dogs. I train people.” —Cesar Millan There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive... (read more)

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150 Years of J.I. Case
150 Years of J.I. Case
by Ch Wendel
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An American Workhorse Inventor Jerome Increase Case founded Case in Racine in 1842 to build threshing machines. It was a humble beginning for a company that would eventually become the first builder of steam engines for agricultural use, and eventually... (read more)

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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
by Novella Carpenter
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andldquo;One of New York Times Top 10 Books of 2009andrdquo; (Dwight Garner) andquot;Captivating... By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing.andquot; --Michael Pollan, author of The... (read more)

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