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Ploughs and Ploughing by Roy Brigden
  

Ploughs and Ploughing

Part of the Shire album Series

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Ploughs and Ploughing by Roy Brigden

One of the most basic of agricultural operations, ploughing enriches and aerates the soil, producing a fertile seed bed ideal for the germination and growth of a new crop. The technology of ploughs has progressed a long way from the primitive prehistoric ard to the tractor-mounted power-controlled multi-furrow reversible plough of today but the process of ploughing remains essentially the same. This book examines the development of ploughs and their motive power (including oxen, horses, steam engines and tractors) from earliest times and shows how ploughing has evolved as man's understanding of the scientific processes has increased. Roy Brigden is Keeper of the Museum of English Rural Life and Deputy Director of the Rural History Centre at the University of Reading. Other titles for Shire by this author: Agricultural Hand ToolsHarvesting Machinery

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Book Info

Publication date

7th March 1998

Author

Roy Brigden

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Publisher

Shire Publications Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Categories

Agronomy & crop production

ISBN

9780852636954

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