Classic Tractors of the World

Author: Nick Baldwin

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896583948

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 9293

Describes and illustrates the development and history of these unique manufacturers. Chapters are organized by country and include the pre-1960 tractors of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Sweden, and the United States.
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Classic Tractors A-Z

Author: Nick Baldwin,Andrew Morland

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896586185

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 4453

Covers the 100 greatest, most significant, and most fascinating vintage farm tractor makes from across the globe.
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Original John Deere Model A

Author: Brian Rukes,Andy Kraushaar

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760302187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 1892

John Deere's Model A was one of the manufacturer's most successful tractors ever, with 327,000 units produced from 1934 to 1953. Exclusive photos depict showroom-condition tractors in exquisite detail, with text, charts, and appendices to cover all the mechanical details. 210 photos, 200 in color.
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143129511

Category: FICTION

Page: 304

View: 1196

"Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a seminal novel of the 1960s. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants--a counterculture classic that inspired the 1975 film adaptation, widely considered one of the greatest movies ever made"--
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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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A Fabulous Fair Alphabet

Author: Debra Frasier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442439564

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7106

Got your ticket? Enter the gate! See the biggest pig and a pumpkin as big as a pig! Taste blue-ribbon jam, pitch a baseball, win a bear. Drink lemonade and eat what? Eat everything! Letters of all shapes and sizes have been photographed and collaged together in this exuberant, eye-popping, letter-and-word-finding tour of the glories of the state fair. From dill pickles and cotton candy to Ferris wheels and midway games, here is an alphabet-exploring adventure like no other. Start at A and be Amazed!
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"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Author: Flannery O'Connor

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813519777

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Presents a chronology of the life of author Flannery O'Conner, comments and letters by the author about the story, and a series of ten critical essays by noted authors about her work.
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Simple Sabotage Field Manual

(Declassified)

Author: Office of Strategic Services

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775415473

Category: Reference

Page: 70

View: 6471

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual, a genuine guide from the Second World War, states that its purpose is to "characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it." Among the other fine pieces of advice in this handy volume, one is encouraged to "switch address labels on enemy baggage", "let cutting tools grow dull", "forget to provide paper in toilets", and "change sign posts at intersections and forks; the enemy will go the wrong way and it may be miles before he discovers his mistakes."
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Warman's Americana & Collectibles

Author: Ellen T. Schroy

Publisher: Warman's

ISBN: 9780873419765

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

View: 8992

Provides descriptions and price listings for such American antiques as pottery, games, comic books, cookie cutters, children's toys, and beer bottles.
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Emergency Response Guidebook

Author: U.S. Department of Transportation,

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510726209

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 1955

If you came upon an overturned truck on the highway that was leaking, would you be able to identify if it was hazardous and know what steps to take? Does the identification number 60 indicate a toxic substance or a flammable solid, in the molten state at an elevated temperature? Does the identification number 1035 indicate ethane or butane? What is the difference between natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas distribution pipelines? Questions like these and more are answered in the 2016 update of the Emergency Response Guidebook. Learn how to identify symbols for vehicles carrying toxic, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or otherwise harmful substances and how to respond once an incident involving those substances has been identified. Always be prepared in situations that are unfamiliar and dangerous and know how to rectify them. Keeping this guide around at all times will ensure that, if you were to come upon a transportation situation involving hazardous substances or dangerous goods, you will be able to help keep others and yourself out of danger. With color-coded pages for quick and easy reference, this is the official manual used by first responders in the United States and Canada for transportation incidents involving dangerous goods or hazardous materials.
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Introduction to Robotics

Author: Tadej Bajd,Matjaž Mihelj,Marko Munih

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400761015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 83

View: 6962

This book is focused on geometrical models of robot mechanisms. Rotation and orientation of an object are described by Rodrigues's formula, rotation matrix and quaternions. Pose and displacement of an object are mathematically dealt with homogenous transformation matrices. The geometrical robot model is based on Denavit Hartenberg parameters. Direct and inverse model of six degrees of freedom anthropomorphic industrial robots are also presented.
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California Farmer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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The Tractor Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241238005

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6611

The definitive visual history of the tractor The complete history of farm machinery, from steam and vintage tractors to the latest combine harvesters is showcased in this lavishly illustrated volume. Packed with images and tractor data on more than 200 iconic machines, The Tractor Book explores the entire range of tractors and farming machines from around the world, such as Fordson Model F and Massey-Harris GP. Histories of famous marques, such as John Deere and Massey Ferguson, sit alongside immersive visual tours of celebrated machines. The Tractor Book covers how tractors work, their history, major marques and catalogues tractors from every era making this a must-have for anyone fascinating by these extraordinary machines.
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Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412979242

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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Offering a wide array of theoretical perspectives and methods, a broad range of resources, and both classic and contemporary studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition uses the open systems approach to provide readers with a framework for understanding and analyzing the book’s disparate topics. Edited by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, both of whom actively teach Sociology of Education courses, this text includes dozens of readable articles that illustrate major concepts and theoretical perspectives in the field.
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Farm to Factory

A Reinterpretation of the Soviet Industrial Revolution

Author: Robert C. Allen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691006963

Category: History

Page: 302

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To say that history's greatest economic experiment--Soviet communism--was also its greatest economic failure is to say what many consider obvious. Here, in a startling reinterpretation, Robert Allen argues that the USSR was one of the most successful developing economies of the twentieth century. He reaches this provocative conclusion by recalculating national consumption and using economic, demographic, and computer simulation models to address the "what if" questions central to Soviet history. Moreover, by comparing Soviet performance not only with advanced but with less developed countries, he provides a meaningful context for its evaluation. Although the Russian economy began to develop in the late nineteenth century based on wheat exports, modern economic growth proved elusive. But growth was rapid from 1928 to the 1970s--due to successful Five Year Plans. Notwithstanding the horrors of Stalinism, the building of heavy industry accelerated growth during the 1930s and raised living standards, especially for the many peasants who moved to cities. A sudden drop in fertility due to the education of women and their employment outside the home also facilitated growth. While highlighting the previously underemphasized achievements of Soviet planning, Farm to Factory also shows, through methodical analysis set in fluid prose, that Stalin's worst excesses--such as the bloody collectivization of agriculture--did little to spur growth. Economic development stagnated after 1970, as vital resources were diverted to the military and as a Soviet leadership lacking in original thought pursued wasteful investments.
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Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design

Author: Richard G. Budynas,Richard Gordon Budynas,J. Keith Nisbett

Publisher: Asia Higher Education Engineering/Computer Science Mechanical Engineering

ISBN: 9789814595285

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1082

View: 1895

Intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design, this book helps students find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components.
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A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 6447

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.
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