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" Beautiful Pigs presents pigs as you have never seen them before - primped, polished and looking positively gorgeous. Every aspect of porcine elegance has been captured here in glorious full-colour photography. In this beautifully illustrated and ground-breaking book, porcine glamour takes centre stage. The top breeds from a... read more

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Throughout the world, one breed of farm animal becomes extinct every month. This book outlines the history of the breeds of heritage livestock that were brought into, or developed in, New Zealand before 1950. Modern factory-farming methods rely on only a few breeds of livestock, and differentiated breeds are disappearing at a... read more

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Large-scale agriculture tends to view a farm as a means for producing a certain amount of grain, milk or meat. This practical book argues instead for a holistic method of farming: the farm as a living organism. This is the principle of biodynamic farming. The author, an experienced farmer, takes a down-to-earth approach. Base... read more

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Self-sufficiency and organic living have never been more prominent and hen keeping is becoming increasingly popular. Part of a growing series of authoritative and inspirational titles, this book provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of aspiring to a self-sufficient lifestyle by keeping your own chickens and bene... read more

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The working dogs of New Zealand certainly deserve our respect. Generations of careful breeding have produced the traits of stock-handling skill, loyalty, hardiness and courage that are now inherent in their bloodlines. This book has been written to assist those who use working dogs to handle livestock and provides a practi... read more

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Living on a small block of land in the country is a cherished dream for many New Zealanders, and with the current boom in lifestyle farming this is a dream that is increasingly becoming a reality for these people. Running a small number of animals is the most popular use of lifestyle farms in this country, but for those witho... read more

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More and more people, even those in cities, are keeping chickens, tempted by the appeal of eating fresh free-range eggs. This comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing a breed to ensuring they are happy, healthy and productive. How do I make their house secure? What if I go on holiday? Will they get on with my child... read more

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This wonderful little book covers everything you need to know about the types of plants known as weeds. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer discusses the different varieties of weeds, how they grow and what they can tell us about soil health. The process of combatting weeds is discussed in principle as well as in practice, so that it can be ... read more

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Beautiful Ducks plucks 40 of the world's most distinctive duck breeds from the pond and displays them in all their glory. Stylishly lit and shot against draped backgrounds, these sitting ducks are prize-winning examples that have been primped and preened for their moment in the spotlight. They reveal not only a surprising div... read more

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In today's economic climate, self-sufficiency is increasingly seen as a viable means of taking control of our lives and safeguarding for the future - this is the book that will help every householder do just that.
Each of the twelve chapters focuses on key topics for living a more self-sustainable life, with practical i... read more

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Ancient Agriculture is the first English edition of Obra de Agricultura by Gabriel Alonso de Herrera, an agriculture instruction manual originally written in Granada, Spain, in 1513 and published there in 1539. Herrera, widely considered the Father of Modern Spanish Agriculture, wrote this treatise nearly five centuries ago, ... read more

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More and more people, even those in cities, are keeping chickens, tempted by the appeal of eating fresh free-range eggs. This comprehensive guide covers everything from choosing a breed to ensuring they are happy, healthy and productive. How do I make their house secure? What if I go on holiday? Will they get on with my child... read more

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Secrets of the Soil tells the fascinating story of the innovative, nontraditional, often surprising things that certain scientists, farmers, and mystics are doing to save our planet from self-destruction - such as using the techniques of Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic agriculture with its reliance on ethereal forces from the pla... read more

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This book, the latest innovative Haynes Manual, will provide a complete and easy-to-understand reference for the growing band of people wishing to keep their own chickens for both food and pleasure. Pitched at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced chicken-keeper, the book will contain no-nonsense a... read more

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In this ground-breaking book, popular gardening author Jackie French provides hundreds of suggestions and strategies for maintaining, improving and restoring health to soil.

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From the large-rumped Karakul sheep to the wrinkled Fengjing pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock breeds. Increasingly, a rare breed renaissance celebrates heritage breeds for their contribution to biodiversity, adaptation to specific environments, curious appearance, or ability to produce singula... read more

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A revolution has been taking place in the New Zealand countryside, the number of smallholdings tripling in the past two decades. The Smallfarming Revolution provides amnd absorbing and realistic view of the smallfarming life. It covers the great range of farming activities carried out on smallholdings. And it describes how sm... read more

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The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment.
Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a de... read more

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Most books on beekeeping describe how to perform beekeeping tasks. These books talk mostly about the mechanical parts of beekeeping. There are many beekeeping books on the market for you to choose from. You could, in most cases, remove the title from one of those books and post it on another without noticing any differ... read more

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