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Halley, Ned.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley Education, 2000.

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1180 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 6 Quiz: 18178 Guided reading level: NR.
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S519 .H365 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Take a close-up look at both the history of farming--from the first farms and the important roles of animals and machines to the current variety of farms--and the futuer of farming. Full color.

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Booklist Review

[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL J1 90, under Parker, Steve. Gr. 4^-9.]

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8‘Probably one of the better entries in the ever-growing series, Farm provides an interesting outline of the history of farming. The text, in typical fashion, features 29 double-page chapters. They cover a variety of topics such as the first farmers, various kinds of power and machines, foods, buildings, and farm animals. Lengthy captions describe the many detailed full-color illustrations, photographs, reproductions, and artifacts that are scattered around the pages. The text and illustrations have a definite European flavor. Readers in this country may find some of the illustrations a bit odd and misleading. The real value of this volume is the historical aspects of early methods, tools, and technology. This is not an essential purchase, but one that will enhance the agricultural science section of most libraries.‘Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The first farmersp. 6
Animal powerp. 8
The tractorp. 10
The plowp. 12
Fields and soilp. 14
Sowing the seedp. 16
Protecting the cropp. 18
Harvesting by handp. 20
Threshing and winnowingp. 22
Threshing by machinep. 24
Harvesting by machinep. 26
Wheat to breadp. 28
Favorite foodp. 30
Corn and potatoesp. 32
Feeding the animalsp. 34
Truck farmsp. 36
Fruit farmingp. 38
Farmhouse and farmyardp. 40
Barns and outbuildingsp. 42
Dairy farmingp. 44
Milk productsp. 46
Cattle farmingp. 48
Sheep farmingp. 50
Sheep shearingp. 52
Goat farmingp. 54
Pig farmingp. 56
Chicken farmingp. 58
Ducks and geesep. 60
The future of farmingp. 62
Indexp. 64