Farming is an integral part of life that has become one of the most valuable and relied upon resources ever. Discover its historical roots and learn about the future of farming in this comprehensive guide. Superb color photographs give the reader a unique "eyewitness" view of farm animals, crops, machines, harvesting, and every other aspect of farming. See all kinds of farm animals, both new breeds and old, a seed drill and a steam threshing machine,a sheep being shorn, an early tractor, a reaper-binder in action, a massive combine harvester, and horses at work. Learn how a cornstack is built, how wheat is separated from chaff, how genetic engineering affects farm animals, when the first plows were made, and what organic farmers do. Discover what silage is, who grew potatoes first, the inventions of the Egyptians, why dibblers walk backward, where corn is stored, what different animals eat, and much, much more!
Discover the story of farming plowing, sowing, harvesting and rearing livestock.
Author: Ned Halley
Publication Date: 31 May 2000
Age: From 8 To 12 years