The Gentleman's and Farmer's Assistant (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Cullyer

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781527726017

Category: Mathematics

Page: 162

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Excerpt from The Gentleman's and Farmer's Assistant These Tables are so constructed as to give the Content of any regular Piece of Land, from One Yard in Length and Breadth to Five Hundred, by the addition of not more than three Sums. And should the Length or Breadth exceed Five Hundred Yards, its content may readily be found by attending to Rules, which willfbe given in the course of the Work, for explaining the uses thereof. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Gentleman and Farmer's Pocket Companion and Assistant

Consisting of Tables for Finding the Contents of Any Piece of Land by Pacing, Or by Dimensions Taken on the Spot in Ells (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Ainslee

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266767947

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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Excerpt from The Gentleman and Farmer's Pocket Companion and Assistant: Consisting of Tables for Finding the Contents of Any Piece of Land by Pacing, or by Dimensions Taken on the Spot in Ells Lab 3, showing the' number of days from any day 111 one month t the same day 111 any other month. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Farmer's Daughter

Novellas

Author: Jim Harrison

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198020

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The title novella of The Farmer's Daughter opens in the unforgettable voice of Sarah, a fifteen-year-old girl living a life of solitude in rural Montana, where she has recently moved with her father Frank and mother, Peppy, a strict Evangelical Christian. Peppy and Frank home-school Sarah but don’t fully understand her, and her only escape is in the rapture of playing music on her piano, riding around the gorgeous countryside on her horse with her dog in tow, and spending time with several important mentors, including Tim, a grizzled old cowboy. They teach her that there’s more to life than her fundamentalist mother wants her to know, and Sarah relishes the heartland education -- and the sexual awareness that comes with her budding womanhood. But then a swift series of events shatters Sarah's quiet existence; her mother runs off with another man, Tim dies of an untreated tumor, and, soon thereafter, while she is attending a local fair and rodeo, Sarah is roofied and sexually assaulted by a fiddler from Wyoming named Karl. The assault poisons her longed-for entry into normal teenage life, and throws Sarah into a downward spiral. Her once joyous sexuality gives way to a general disgust with humanity, and she is bent on revenge, determined to track down Karl and shoot him. On a college trip down to the University of Arizona, she intends "to investigate Karl’s environs," but ends up finding companionship and support in her aunt Rebecca and a Mexican botanist named Alfredo, both professors at the university. As she practices music with Alfredo and their relationship becomes more intimate, Sarah begins to question her revenge fantasies about Karl. The more she weights the consequences with the gratification the act of violence would bring, the more she realizes that she values her life and freedom more than her desire for revenge. Sarah tracks Karl to his parents' home in Wyoming, and is set to shoot him from a safe distance, but at the last moment shoots up his pickup truck instead, terrifying Karl but sparing his life. She returns to Montana, and Alfredo flies up to meet her father and drive her down to her first year of college in Arizona. In the next novella Harrison picks up the thread of beloved recurring character Brown Dog, who when we last saw him was in Toronto to save his developmentally disabled adopted daughter Berry from being locked in an institution. But Toronto has run out of welcome -- as has the married woman whom BD has gotten involved with -- so when BD is contacted by the American Indian advocacy group who's been helping him out, with a crazy plan to sneak he and Berry back into the States, and a promise that Berry can go to a nice residential school with outdoors activities, he knows it's time to move on. The school's director has a son who is in an Indian rock band called Thunderskins, and they're going to sneak into the country aboard the band's tour bus, concealed inside the enormous stage drums. BD is still pining for his social worker Gretchen, of course, and when they get home she suggests that she's ready to become a parent and is considering him as a sperm donor. BD is not entirely comfortable with just being a donor, nor with the medical establishment's down-the-nose attitude to the middle-aged, broken down pulp cutter who presents himself for the pre-donation checkup. At first it seems that he and Gretchen are just too different to come to an agreement, but in the end, they find a way to make it work. Harrison’s final tale, "Games of Night," is the memoir of a retired lycanthrope in contemporary times. Bitten by a Mexican hummingbird when he was a young man, the protagonist becomes instantly ravenous--for food, and sexually--and gains superhuman strength during the full moon. He quickly learns to isolate himself from other people during his "spells" to protect them, but still awakens after several days to disturbing reports of his feverish episodes of epic lust, physical appetite, athletic exertion, and sometimes acts of violence. But in many ways this werewolf is a normal guy--he still pines for his childhood sweetheart, and the woman with whom he had his first sexual experience (eventually reuniting with both as an adult); he wants to do the right thing and attempts to go on treatment for the rare blood disorder (brought on by the hummingbird bite, perhaps) with which he is (mis?)diagnosed. In the end, he settles down with the childhood sweetheart in rural Montana, as remote a place as he can find, and continues to manage his malady. "Games of Night" is funny, poignant, ribald, and all in all a suitable bookend to Wolf, The Beast God Forgot to Invent, and Harrison's other takes on the animal nature of man.
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Use the Land and Save the Soil (Classic Reprint)

Author: R. H. Musser

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260458872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

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Excerpt from Use the Land and Save the Soil The Soil Conservation Service is organized especially to give the most help possible to soil conservation districts. It has an office, usually called a work-unit, in each soil conservation district that has requested aid. In some of the larger districts it has more than one work-unit. A soil conservationist, commonly called a farm planner, is in charge of each work-unit. He may have special assistants; that depends on the amount of work and whether there are some special forestry, engineering, or other problems that require the services of a specialist in that field. The farm planner and his assistants spend most of their time helping farmers develop conservation plans for their entire farms, and [putting the plans into effect. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Farmer's Benevolent Trust

Law and Agricultural Cooperation in Industrial America, 1865-1945

Author: Victoria Saker Woeste

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807847312

Category: History

Page: 369

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Americans have always regarded farming as a special calling, one imbued with the Jeffersonian values of individualism and self-sufficiency. As Victoria Saker Woeste demonstrates, farming's cultural image continued to shape Americans' expectations of rural
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Historians, Economists, and Economic History (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Alon Kadish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113682670X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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First published in 1989, Alon Kadish’s study re-examines the standard view held by historians of economic thought whereby economic history emerged from the historicist criticism of neoclassical economic theory. He also demonstrates how the discipline evolved as an extension of the study of history. The study will appeal to students and scholars in historiography, the development of higher education and in the history if economic thought in general, as well as all those interested in the evolution of Oxford and Cambridge.
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Hercules and the Farmer's Wife

And Other Stories from a Cumbrian Art Gallery

Author: Chris Wadsworth

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781311684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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DIV When Chris Wadsworth, and husband Michael, upped sticks in the South and moved north to the Lake District she had no inkling she was about to begin a new life as the owner of an art gallery. The small town of Cockermouth was hardly at the cutting edge of contemporary art – as the well-meaning locals were at pains to point out. ‘You’ve got to have views,’ they told her. ‘That’s what people here want!’ Chris had other ideas. And they didn’t include views. Instead she set out to find artists – famous, infamous, lost and unknown – whose work would eventually make her gallery in little-known Cockermouth not just a local but an international success. But artists are a funny bunch, and art springs from the most unexpected sources. Like Karen, the farmer’s wife, whose Turneresque canvasses were painted with whatever came to hand – hessian, skirting boards – but ‘mainly in Dulux’. Or the reclusive, transvestite Percy Kelly, whose refusal to exploit his art for personal gain, and troubled relationship with his estranged family, might have seen his work lost for ever if not for some surprising twists of fate. In Hercules & the Farmer’s Wife Chris tells their stories, and recounts the many other unlikely incidents –from the exploding treacle pudding and the mystery of the Purple House, to knitting vicars flogging Mick Jagger carpets – that make up life in a Cumbrian art gallery. By turns funny, and others bittersweet, Chris Wadsworth offers a private view of the wonderful world she discovered when she made art her business. Chris Wadsworth is the gallerist of Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth. Her exhibitions have included artists such as L.S. Lowry, Sheila Fell, Bill Peascod, Percy Kelly, Winifred Nicholson and Mary Fedden. /div
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Houses in the Rainforest

Ethnicity and Inequality Among Farmers and Foragers in Central Africa

Author: Roy Richard Grinker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520089758

Category: History

Page: 225

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"Roy Richard Grinker, writing about the relationship between Pygmies and their farmer counterparts, breaks new ground in the theory of social institutions and ethnicity."—Jan Vansina, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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