An encyclopædia of agriculture

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825 - 1226 páginas
 

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History of Agriculture during the Middle Ages VII Present State of the Agriculture
104
HliUsTj of Agriculture in France from the and Portugal
113
Hirtory of Agriculture in Britain from the Modern History and present State of Agricul
122
Present State of Agriculture in Ultra European
138
man Empire in Java Malacca Siam
152
Present State of Agriculture in Africa
170
BOOK II
202
BOOK I
208
Vegetable Chemistry or Primary Principles
216
Simple Products
226
Process of Vegetable Nutrition
233
Process of Vegetable Developement
240
Of the Sexuality of Vegetables
248
Evidence and Character of Vegetable
254
OF THE STUDY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
280
Chap III
288
Animal Physiology
291
Chap VII
298
Of the Modes of killing Animals
307
Of the I of the Soil to Vegetables
315
CilAP I
326
Chap II
327
Of Mum res of Mineral Origin
336
Chap III
342
OT the Means or prognosticating the Wea
357
Instruments
364
Of Tillage Implements and Machines
373
Scarifiers Scufflers Cultivators
381
Of Harrows
391
Reaping Machines
397
Mechanical and other fixed Apparatus
406
Buildings as Repositories and for perform
414
Of the Stackyard Dungyard and other
422
Chap IV
430
Chap V
445
Agricultural Labors of the Simplest Kind
451
Mixed Operations performed by Manual
460
Agricultural Operations requiring the Aid
468
Scientific Operations and Operations of Order
477
PART III
494
Of the Purchase or Transfer of landed Property
500
Of the Choice of the Demesne or Site for
508
Of the Form and Materials of Roads
516
Ofpaved Roads 531
539
Of the Formation of Canals
550
Chap VI
556
Chap VIII
563

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Página 47 - My father was a yeoman and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked thirty kine.
Página vi - ENCYCLOPAEDIA of AGRICULTURE: comprising the Laying-out, Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and the Cultivation and Economy of the Productions of Agriculture. With 1,100 Woodcuts. 8vo.
Página vi - Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and the Cultivation and Economy of the Animal and Vegetable Productions of Agriculture, including all the latest Improvements. A general History of Agriculture in all Countries, and a Statistical View of its present State, with suggestions for its future progress in the British Isles.
Página 15 - Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, Till there be no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land...
Página 317 - It should be collected in dry weather, and exposed to the atmosphere till it becomes dry to the touch. The specific gravity of a soil, or the relation of its weight to that of water, may be ascertained by introducing into a phial, which will contain a known quantity of water, equal volumes of water and of soil, and this may be easily done by pouring in water till it is half full, and then adding the soil till the fluid rises i*s to the mouth ; the difference between the weight of the soil and that...
Página 47 - ... rent lying by him, therewith to purchase a new lease, beside a fair garnish of pewter on his cupboard, with so much more in odd...
Página 342 - Magnesia has a much weaker attraction for carbonic acid than lime, and will remain in the state of caustic or calcined magnesia for many months, though exposed to the air. And as long as any caustic lime remains, the magnesia cannot. be combined with carbonic acid, for lime instantly attracts carbonic acid from magnesia.
Página 15 - Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground ? When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place ? For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Página 349 - I found that corn sprouted much more rapidly in water positively electrified by the Voltaic instrument than in water negatively electrified ; and experiments made upon the atmosphere show that clouds are usually negative ; and as, when a cloud is in one state of electricity, the surface of the earth beneath is brought into the opposite state, it is probable that in common cases the surface of the earth is positive.
Página 332 - All green succulent plants contain saccharine or mucilaginous matter, with woody fibre, and readily ferment. They cannot, therefore, if intended for manure, be used too soon after their death. When green crops are to be employed for enriching a soil, they should be ploughed in, if it be possible, when in flower, or at the time the flower is beginning to appear, for it is at this period that they contain the largest quantity of easily soluble...

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