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Recipe for America: Why Our Food System is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It
$4.99
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"Jill Richardson is a fresh voice in the movement to create a healthier and sustainable food system. This book will be part of the burgeoning food social movement, as it provides a guide to the most important issues and how to work on them."--Marion Nestle

"Jill's work at Daily Kos represents the best of the people-powered movement. It's a pleasure to see her work reach a new plateau and come to the attention of a wider audience."--Markos Moulitsas

America's food system is dominated by agribusiness and corporate farms, whose destructive practices pollute the environment, are cruel to animals, and offer us unhealthy food choices. Despite this dire situation, most people have little idea how to eat differently, or healthier.

In Recipe for America, food activist Jill Richardson shows how sustainable agriculture--where local farms raise food that is healthy for consumers and animals and does not damage the environment--offers the only solution to America's food crisis. In addition to highlighting the harmful conditions at factory farms, this timely and necessary book details the rising grassroots food movement, which is creating an agricultural system that allows people to eat sustainably, locally, and seasonally.

A call to action for those who are concerned about what they eat and the health of the planet, Recipe for America shows how sustainable eating nourishes our bodies, our economy, and our environment, and how it is the best hope for the future of food in America.

Jill Richardson blogs about food issues at Daily Kos and at her own blog, La Vida Locavore (http: //www.lavidalocavore.org). She is also a member of the advisory board of the Organic Consumers Association.

ISBN
9780981504032
By
Richardson, Jill
Publisher
Ig Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110593
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D
Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated Into What America Eats
$5.87
Description
When Ettlinger's young daughter asked him, What's polysorbate 60? he was at a loss--and determined to find out. The result is a fascinating, thoroughly researched exploration into the food industry that demystifies some of the most commonly processed food ingredients.
ISBN
9781594630187
By
Ettlinger, Steve
Publisher
Hudson Street Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109948
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Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, M ined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What America Eats
$4.99
Description
A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what most of the ingredients on the labels mean. So when his young daughter asked, Daddy, what's polysorbate 60?, he was at a loss and determined to find out.

From the phosphate mines in Idaho to the oil fields in China to the Hostess factories and their practices, Twinkie, Deconstructed demystifies some of the most common processed food ingredients, where they come from, how they are made, how they are used, and why. Beginning at the source (hint: they're often more closely linked to rock and petroleum than any of the four food groups), we follow each Twinkie ingredient through the process of being crushed, baked, fermented, refined, and/or reacted into a totally unrecognizable goo or powder, all for the sake of creating a simple snack cake.

An insightful exploration of the modern food industry, if you've ever wondered what you're eating when you consume foods containing mono- and diglycerides or calcium sulfate (the latter a food-grade equivalent of plaster of paris), this book is for you. Consequently, as Hostess plans to permanently close its doors in 2012, this book will provide a relevant guide into the practices of one of the biggest companies of all time.

ISBN
9780452289284
By
Ettlinger, Steve
Publisher
Plume
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742117
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Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters
$5.06
Description
The Santa Cruz River that once flowed through Tucson, Arizona is today a sad mirage of a river. Except for brief periods following heavy rainfall, it is bone dry. What killed the Santa Cruz River and could devastate other surface waters across the United States - was ground pumping.
ISBN
9781559634007
By
Glennon, Robert Jerome
Publisher
Island Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705115
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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have
$28.00
Description
"A compelling-and illuminating-look at how our daily habits impact the environment."--Vanity Fair

"If you're looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless conversation, Schlossberg's darkly humorous, knowledge-is-power, eyes-wide-open approach may be just the thing."--Vogue

"Shows how even the smallest decisions can have profound environmental consequences."--The New York Times

From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices.

With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it.

By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England.

Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world.

Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together.

ISBN
9781538747087
By
Schlossberg, Tatiana
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781538747087
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Non-Fiction
Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature
$24.95
Description

A naturalist's passionate dive into the lives of bees (of all stripes)--and the natural world in her own backyard

Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers. And bees. The thought stopped her--quite literally--in her tracks. But that day was also the start of a journey, one filled with silver birches and hairy-footed flower bees, skylarks, and rosebay willow herb, and the joy that comes with deepening one's relationship with place. Dancing with Bees is Strawbridge Howard's charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, and what we can do to help them, Strawbridge Howard shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna that have filled her days with ever-increasing wonder and delight.

ISBN
9781603588485
By
Strawbridge Howard, Brigit
Publisher
Chelsea Green Publishing
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781603588485
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Nature
Stokes Bird Gardening Book: The Complete Guide to Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard (Stokes Backyard Nature Books)
$4.99
Description
An ideal book for anyone who enjoys the added beauty that birds can bring to a garden, "Stokes Bird Gardening Book" covers every aspect of birdwatching and provides charts and garden plans for every region of the country. 300 color illustrations. 20-40 charts. 8 garden plans.
ISBN
9780316818360
By
Stokes, Lillian
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118391
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Audi 5000: 1984 Thru 1988 All 2WD gasoline engine models (Automotive Repair Manual)
$5.87
Description
Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.
ISBN
9781850105695
By
Chilton Automotive Books
Publisher
Haynes Publication
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120722
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Set Phasers on Stun and Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error: And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error
$17.76
ISBN
9780963617873
By
Casey, S M
Publisher
Aegean Pub Co
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120461
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D
GIANT BLUEFIN PB
$4.99
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This elegantly written and compelling work portrays the way the Japanese demand for giant bluefin tuna has altered the lives of Cape Cod fishermen. In telling the story of one man's passionate hunt for giant bluefin, Douglas Whynott details the competition and camaraderie in the bluefin fishery, the pressures of a conservationist movement seeking to limit the bluefin harvest, and the struggle of the fisherman himself against "the wild horses of [the] fish species."

ISBN
9780865474970
By
Whynott, Douglas
Publisher
North Point Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120496
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D
Shell Games: A True Story of Cops, Con Men, and the Smuggling of America's Strangest Wildlife
$6.98
Description
A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature's bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction true story centered around a larger-than-life character who pursued a larger-than-life clam--the Geoduck--and then led wildlife police on a two-year-long chase, Shell Games is enthralling and remarkable from page one on.

ISBN
9780061537141
By
Welch, Craig
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118684
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F
Chilton's Truck and Van Repair Manual, 1979-86
$7.61
Description
Chilton's Perennial Edition Service Manuals contain repair and maintenance information for all major systems that may not be available elsewhere. They include repair and overhaul procedures, thousands of illustrations, and troubleshooting. This 1986 Truck & Van Manual offers a wide range of repair information on domestic and imported trucks and vans from 1979 to 1986.
ISBN
9780801976551
By
Chilton, (Chilton)
Publisher
Chilton Book Company
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119621
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The Tainted Desert (Thematic Studies in Latin America)
$6.11
Description
"The Tainted Desert" documents the controversies surrounding the Yucca Mountain project -- America's first large-scale national high-level nuclear waste site, built at a cost of billions of taxpayer dollars and located in Nevada less than 100 miles from Las Vegas.
ISBN
9780415917711
By
Kuletz, Valerie L
Publisher
Routledge
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119474
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B
Biodiesel Basics and Beyond: A Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm
$5.87
Description

"Biodiesel Basics and Beyond" aims to separate fact from fiction and to educate potential home, farm, and cooperative manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both waste and virgin oil feedstock. The book includes: detailed processes and equipment required to produce biodiesel fuel that meets North American standardshow farmers can use excess oilseed as a feedstock for biodiesel productionthe use of the co-byproduct glycerin in the making of soapa guide to numerous reference materials and a list of supplier data

This is North America's definitive guide to responsibly producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil while minimizing your environmental footprint in the process.

ISBN
9780973323337
By
Kemp, William H
Publisher
Aztext Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119539
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B
Literary Trips : Following in the Footsteps of Fame
$5.74
Description
On cover: The reference guide for anyone working with electric motors.
ISBN
9780965217194
By
Rosenberg, Paul
Publisher
GreatestEscape
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119215
Location
F
The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe
$5.84
Description
Although the importance of the advent of printing for Western civilisation has long been recognised, it was Professor Eisenstein, in her monumental, two-volume work, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change, who provided the first full-scale treatment of the subject. This illustrated and abridged edition of Professor Eisenstein's study gives a stimulating survey of the communications revolution of the fifteenth century. It begins with a discussion of the general implications of the introduction of printing, and then explores how the shift from script to print entered into the three major movements of early modern times: the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the rise of modern science.
ISBN
9780521447706
By
Eisenstein, Elizabeth L
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118934
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B
A Season of Fire: Four Months on the Firelines of America's Forests
$5.87
Description
On July 10, 2001, in northern Washington state, a rain of burning embers trapped two civilians and thirteen firefighters in a steeply walled canyon. With a roar heard thirty miles away, flames and black smoke swept overhead-leaving four firefighters dead.
This tragic story lies at the heart of "A Season of Fire," a compelling narrative that begins in mid-May 2001 with dire early weather predictions, follows the training of thousands of new firefighters, and culminates in mid-September as the year's final blazes are extinguished and controversy erupts over the July deaths.
Journalist Douglas Gantenbein takes readers behind the scenes of smokejumpers' training and travels to the locations of the summer's most dramatic fires: Wyoming's Jackson Fire, in which millions of dollars were spent in an attempt to save a group of million-dollar homes; the Arthur Fire, which closed Yellowstone Park's eastern entrance for two weeks; and the Fridley Fire, which torched 50,000 acres of Montana woodlands in less than six hours.
In a fascinating exploration of the science and economics of firefighting, Gantenbein dramatically depicts the tinderbox that is the American West.
ISBN
9781585421763
By
Gantenbein, Douglas
Publisher
Tarcher
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118691
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F
Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All
$8.52
Description

"Shapiro is one of the few writers on this subject that actually understands the strategy, the tactics, and the internal politics of a dynamic and growing movement. This is environmental journalism at it best."--Mike Roselle, Earth First! founder and author of Tree Spiker

Mountaintop removal (MTR) does exactly what it says: A mountaintop is stripped of trees, blown to bits with explosives, then pushed aside by giant equipment?all to expose a layer of coal to be mined. In recent years, local people fighting against MTR's destruction of their homes in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia have invited volunteers from outside Appalachia's coalfields to help them bring national attention to this shameful practice, and abolish it. Since the Mountain Justice campaign began in 2005, dozens of local coalfield residents, students, Earth Firsters, and others have been arrested in nonviolent protest actions against MTR.

"This on-the-ground, insider report of a grassroots effort to end mountaintop removal in Appalachia is a fascinating account of why building solidarity across geographic, age, class, and philosophical lines in such struggles is so important but so hard."--Steve Fisher, editor, Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance and Change

"Tricia Shapiro has told us the heart of the matter--the dignity, the strength, the loving kindness of the folk who have given all that they have to save a precious and enduring place on the Earth."--Jack Spadaro, whistleblower and former director of the National Mine Safety and Health Academy

Tricia Shapiro has been closely following and writing about efforts to end large-scale strip mining for coal in Appalachia since 2004. She lives on a remote mountain homestead in western North Carolina, near the Tennessee border.

ISBN
9781849350235
By
Shapiro, Tricia
Publisher
AK Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118706
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F
Eighty Acres (The Concord Library Series)
$9.97
Description
Recounts the experiences of growing up on a Michigan farm in the 1940's, and the forces that were to change this way of life forever.
ISBN
9780807070451
By
Jager, Ronald
Publisher
Beacon Pr
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118573
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F
Raising Poultry the Modern Way
$5.22
Description
This Garden Way Classic has been the single most useful reference to countless small flock raisers over the years, and this revised and updated edition answers the questions of a whole new generation of poultry growers.

For anyone interested in raising chickens, turkey, ducks, or geese, Raising Poultry the Modern Way covers all the essentials, including:

* selection of birds for meat or egg production

* hatching eggs from your own breeding flocks

* how to house, feed, and manage the birds

* disease, parasite, and predator control

* processing, packaging, and quality control of eggs and meat

* where to find supplies and equipment

This new edition also includes information on incubation and embryology, and a special section on exhibiting various breeds.

Those who want to raise poultry for home consumption or profit, on a small or intermediate scale, will find quick answers to their questions in this easy-to-read handbook. The author knows poultry, and his straightforward advice is sure to make the poultry growing experience easier and more enjoyable.

ISBN
9780882665771
By
Powell, Eileen
Publisher
Storey Publishing, LLC
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118508
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F
A Good House: Building a Life on the Land
$5.87
ISBN
9780802115034
By
Manning, Richard
Publisher
Grove Pr
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118502
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F
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
$5.87
Description
Based on a James Beard award-winning article from a leading voice on the politics of agribusiness, Tomatoland combines history, legend, passion for taste, and investigative reporting on modern agribusiness and environmental issues into a revealing, controversial look at the tomato, the fruit we love so much that we eat $4 billion-worth annually.

2012 IACP Award Winner in the Food Matters category

Supermarket produce sections bulging with a year-round supply of perfectly round, bright red-orange tomatoes have become all but a national birthright. But in Tomatoland, which is based on his James Beard Award-winning article, "The Price of Tomatoes," investigative food journalist Barry Estabrook reveals the huge human and environmental cost of the $5 billion fresh tomato industry. Fields are sprayed with more than one hundred different herbicides and pesticides. Tomatoes are picked hard and green and artificially gassed until their skins acquire a marketable hue. Modern plant breeding has tripled yields, but has also produced fruits with dramatically reduced amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and tomatoes that have fourteen times more sodium than the tomatoes our parents enjoyed. The relentless drive for low costs has fostered a thriving modern-day slave trade in the United States. How have we come to this point?

Estabrook traces the supermarket tomato from its birthplace in the deserts of Peru to the impoverished town of Immokalee, Florida, a.k.a. the tomato capital of the United States. He visits the laboratories of seedsmen trying to develop varieties that can withstand the rigors of agribusiness and still taste like a garden tomato, and then moves on to commercial growers who operate on tens of thousands of acres, and eventually to a hillside field in Pennsylvania, where he meets an obsessed farmer who produces delectable tomatoes for the nation's top restaurants.

Throughout Tomatoland, Estabrook presents a who's who cast of characters in the tomato industry: the avuncular octogenarian whose conglomerate grows one out of every eight tomatoes eaten in the United States; the ex-Marine who heads the group that dictates the size, color, and shape of every tomato shipped out of Florida; the U.S. attorney who has doggedly prosecuted human traffickers for the past decade; and the Guatemalan peasant who came north to earn money for his parents' medical bills and found himself enslaved for two years.

Tomatoland reads like a suspenseful whodunit as well as an expose of today's agribusiness systems and the price we pay as a society when we take taste and thought out of our food purchases.

ISBN
9781449401092
By
Estabrook, Barry
Publisher
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118553
Location
F
Raising poultry the modern way
$4.99
ISBN
9780882660585
By
Mercia, Leonard
Publisher
Garden Way Pub
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118526
Location
F
Raising Poultry Successfully
$4.99
Description
Provides information on: deciding on a meat only, eggs only, or dual purpose flock; incubation and rearing the young; feeds: home-grown vs. commercially milled feeds; disease control; housing and watering; butchering and dressing.
ISBN
9780913589090
By
Graves, Will
Publisher
Williamson Pub
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118455
Location
F
Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
$5.02
Description

No matter how small your lot is, you can keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs every morning. Barbara Kilarski shares her passion for poultry as she fills this guide with tips and techniques for successfully raising chickens in small spaces. Spotlighting the self-sufficient pleasures of tending your own flock, Kilarski offers detailed information on everything from choosing breeds that thrive in tight quarters and building coops to providing medical care for sick animals. You'll have fun as you keep happy and productive chickens.

ISBN
9781580174916
By
Kilarski, Barbara
Publisher
Storey Publishing, LLC
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118452
Location
F