FARMING THE LAND: Modern Farmers and Their Machines by Jerry Bushey

FARMING THE LAND: Modern Farmers and Their Machines

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A straightforward presentation of the use of large equipment in contemporary American agriculture, from seedtime to harvest. Well-chosen color photos (mostly from the Midwest) give a clear picture of the range of machinery in use, including the largest as well as the most common, with a sprinkling of historical items for comparison. Plowing, seeding, cultivating, chemical weed-control, and harvesting different types of crops (including two contrivances for carrots) are shown, accompanied by a clear, concise text. A glossary reiterates meanings of words already well defined by context. No index. A good, solid informational book that might also be used to balance the outdated view of farming found in many picture books.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1987
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda