When Brother's dad is shipped off to Iraq, along with the rest of his reserve unit, Brother must help his grandparents keep the ranch going. He’s determined to maintain it just as his father left it, in the hope that doing so will ensure his father’s safe return. The hardships Brother faces will not only change the ranch, but also reveal his true calling.
It's a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family's cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes 9-year-old Eli's first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall's county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli and Little Joe learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it emans to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing. But one thing Eli is trying to think about is what will happen to Little Joe after the fair; it's auction time and he'll have to sell Little Joe!
After years of waiting, it is finally Libby Ryan's turn to shine at the Practical County fair. Libby is filled with excitement as she and her granddad pick out two calves for her to raise on her family's cattle farm, in hopes of winning the annual steer competition. Against her father's advice, Libby gives the calves names, even though both steers will eventually be auctioned off. After a few months of preparing for the Practical County Fair, Libby finds that she is growing closer to her steers with each passing day, and the pressure to win Grand Champion is mounting.
This book explores American landscapes. It is a stunning and classic tribute to our land, and a challenge to protect the world we love.
This is a unique, fun booklet designed to improve understanding of the interactions of agriculture, culture, and environment in Costa Rica. Through interdisciplinary agronomic learning with a relevant “real world” perspective, students will find interest in Costa Rica and its agriculture systems.
An overview of United States history is presented in maps, graphs, and photographs with concise explanatory text. Clear, curriculum-related maps develop visual literacy, easy-to-understand graphs help students make comparisons, photos and illustrations expand understanding, and an index, glossary, and tables allow students to practice reference.
Visualizing U.S. history's what, when, were, how and why. Rich in information, but clear in presentation, this atlas’s ten chronological units each cover a major era. After a “How Does This Atlas Work” introduction, the units each begin with a timeline and introductory text, and then the atlas’s captioned, full-color maps and images are labeled “A-B-C-D” to guide readers logically from idea to idea.
Here, in their second stunning collaboration, Diane Siebert and Wendell Minor create a joyful, singing celebration of this country's Heartland, the Midwest. It is a land where wheat fields grow and cornfields stretch across the plains to create a patchwork quilt in hues of yellow, green, and brown; a land where herds of cattle graze in pastures draped in lush, green grass, and a newborn calf stands in the sun. And upon this land toils the farmer, strong and proud, whose weathered face tells a tale of a life of work that's never done. The Heartland -- a land where, despite man's power, nature reigns.
A geological guide to the occurrence, use, and vulnerability of Iowa's aquifers.
Thrilling new discoveries in science and technology are announced almost daily. Sustainable Agriculture covers a broad spectrum of issues related to advances in farming technology, such as sustainable soil, water, energy, and biotechnology. High-impact photos and explanatory graphics and charts bring scientific concepts to life.