John Deere, That's Who!

Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1250158311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7993

Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who! Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please? Long before the first tractor, who changed farming forever? John Deere, that’s who! Beautiful illustrations—including spectacular landscapes—reflect the time period and bring John Deere's remarkable story to life.

The John Deere Century

Author: Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760360219

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 4166

In The John Deere Century, acclaimed author and photographer Randy Leffingwell uses his unique brand of storytelling to chronicle the company and the tractors that have carried the distinctive green and yellow livery for the past century. Iconic John Deere tractors ranging from the spartan Waterloo Boy to the Model AOS, and from German and Argentine models to the acclaimed New Generation tractors are featured in this celebration of industrial tractor design. Loaded with photographs, both modern and vintage, and excellently written info, this book will have John Deere fans salivating.

The John Deere Way

Performance that Endures

Author: David Magee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471734292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5707

The John Deere Way presents timeless business lessons from one of America’s top brands. Even as many American manufacturers struggle with low-cost foreign competition, John Deere has not only prevailed, but increased its market share by offering superior quality products built tough and in accordance with time-tested business values. This book shares the company’s management principles and corporate values and shows how those values guide the company to increasingly greater success. For business owners and leaders who want to know what real long-term success constitutes—and how to achieve it—The John Deere Way is the only way.

John Deere's Powerful Idea

The Perfect Plow

Author: Terry Collins

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1479571644

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6840

"Discusses the invention of the John Deere plow and the man behind it, including the idea, the obstacles, and the eventual success"--

Pioneer Plowmaker

A Story about John Deere

Author: David R. Collins

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761382631

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6680

In the 1800s, The moist soil of the Midwest would stick to plow blades, stopping the farmers as they plowed. Young blacksmith John Deere knew about the problem, So he designed and built a self-scouring plow. With this small start, he founded the famous farm implement company Deere & Company and started down the road to success.

The Complete John Deere

Author: Peter Henshaw

Publisher: Crestline Publishing Company

ISBN: 0760316813

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 2039

For a century, John Deere has been synonymous with powered farming. From its turn-of-the-century debut to today's world-class tractors, John Deere is the leader in its field. This book provides a highly illustrated review of all the great John Deeres, including rare prototypes.Features:, Detailed photography of every significant John Deere model produced., Includes rare prototypes, Oversize trim, excellent value

Genuine Value

The John Deere Journey

Author: John Gerstner

Publisher: Deere & Company

ISBN: 9780866912761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 805

The heritage of one of America's oldest and most respected corporations.

Even in Our Darkness

A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life

Author: Jack S. Deere

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310538157

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2695

"Unmasked, unsettling, and unforgettable . . . this will change the landscape of your soul." —Ann Voskamp "Filled with the raw pain, beauty, mystery, and grace that our hearts were meant for." —Matt Chandler Prepare yourself for an unvarnished look at the Christian life, told now for the first time. A powerful memoir of finding beauty and friendship through the pain of loss, tragedy, and brokenness, Even in Our Darkness explores what it means to know God and be known by him. Jack Deere tells the true story of his life growing up near Fort Worth, Texas in the 1950’s and the disintegration of his family following his father’s suicide. In his mid-twenties, Jack would rise to fame and success as a leading scholar, popular speaker, and bestselling author. But despite being rescued and exalted, Jack would ultimately be crushed in the years that followed. He would lose his son to suicide and his wife to alcoholism. Only then would Jack wrestle with his own addictions, surrender control, and experience true healing. An authentic story of the Christian life, Even in Our Darkness will serve as your own guide in overcoming life’s disappointments and learning to hear God speak in unbelievable ways. "Jack Deere speaks on a vulnerable, raw, and honest level about his own narrative and the darkness he has encountered, both around him and within his own soul. He ultimately points the reader to the God who is always there and who always sustains." —Dr. John Townsend "Written beautifully and harrowingly—and so grippingly that you won’t want to stop reading—this story is everyone’s story." —Eric Metaxas "Raw, gritty, and transparent, Jack’s writing rings with effervescent joy and searing pain. I read the last seventy-five pages with my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes. If I could, I’d send every person reading this a copy myself. It’s that good. —Lynn Vincent

John Deere

Yesterday & Today

Author: Robert N. Pripps,Doug Mitchel,Marci McGrath

Publisher: Westside

ISBN: 9781605534862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 4656

Celebrate the history of a beloved American brand that has become familiar to generations of farming families. Follow this iconic agricultural company from the early 1800s, when John Deere himself devised a plow blade in his blacksmith shop, through the automation of the two-cylinder tractor nearly 100 years later, and into the 21st century of advanced technology and the future of farming equipment. This hardcover book includes an eye-catching cover and beautiful four-color photos and illustrations, many of which feature John Deere memorabilia—such as a commemorative Barbie doll—down through the years.

The Power of Moments

Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Author: Chip Heath,Dan Heath

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501147765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9887

The New York Times bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick explore why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us—and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work. While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? This book delves into some fascinating mysteries of experience: Why we tend to remember the best or worst moment of an experience, as well as the last moment, and forget the rest. Why “we feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel most alive when they’re not.” And why our most cherished memories are clustered into a brief period during our youth. Readers discover how brief experiences can change lives, such as the experiment in which two strangers meet in a room, and forty-five minutes later, they leave as best friends. (What happens in that time?) Or the tale of the world’s youngest female billionaire, who credits her resilience to something her father asked the family at the dinner table. (What was that simple question?) Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them? The Power of Moments shows us how to be the author of richer experiences.

Goodnight, Johnny Tractor

Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762433087

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 8

View: 9096

Say goodnight to all the animals on Merriweather Farm with Johnny Tractor and Allie Gator as the two friends get ready for bed. They bid goodnight to the birds in the trees, the dog on the porch, and the horses in the barn, but who is still awake? This special glow-in-the-dark board book is sure to become a bedtime favorite!

Noah Webster's Fighting Words

Author: Tracy Nelson Maurer

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1512438693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7837

Noah Webster, famous for writing the first dictionary of the English language as spoken in the United States, was known in his day for his bold ideas and strong opinions about, well, everything. Spelling, politics, laws, you name ithe had something to say about it. He even commented on his own opinions! With a red pencil in hand, Noah often marked up work that he had already published. So who edited this book? It certainly looks like the ghost of the great American author and patriot picked up a pencil once again to comment on his own biography!

Power Down, Little Robot

Author: Anna Staniszewski

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627791280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7131

It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module.From a debut picture book author and the illustrator of Little Boo, this funny twist on a familiar nighttime routine will click with bedtime avoidance experts everywhere.

Little Boo

Author: Stephen Wunderli

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 162779557X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 4322

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn't scare anyone . . . not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can! The wind tells him to be patient—he'll be scary soon enough. But waiting is hard. Will the little seed ever be really, truly scary? This simple story is more than a fun Halloween read—it is a heartwarming tale perfect for any child who can't wait to grow up.

The John Deere Story

A Biography of Plowmakers John & Charles Deere

Author: Neil Dahlstrom,Jeremy Dahlstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875803364

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 8654

Today, John Deere is remembered-some say mistakenly-as the inventor of the steel plow. Who was this legendary man and how did he create the internationally renowned company that still bears his name? He began as a debt-stricken blacksmith who, fleeing debt in New England in the 1830s, set up shop in a little town on the Illinois frontier. There, in response to farmers' struggles, he designed a new plow that cut through the impervious prairie sod and lay open the rich, heavy soil for planting. The demand for his polished steel plow convinced him to specialize in farm implements. In the decades before the Civil War, John Deere envisioned a company supplying midwestern farmers with reliable, affordable equipment. He used only high quality, imported steel and resisted pressure to raise prices. At the same time, he won respectful affection from his employees by working alongside them on the shop floor. Upon taking the helm in the 1860s, John's only surviving son, Charles, expanded the Moline factories to increase production, started branch houses in major midwestern cities to speed distribution, and began to transform the company into a modern corporation. The transformation didn't come without difficulties however: Charles found himself battling the Grange, facing threats of labor unions and strikes led by his own employees, and enduring patent suits and blatant thefts of product designs and advertising.

Big Book of Tractors

Author: DK Publishing,Heather Alexander

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756632137

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 4796

Explains what makes tractors go and how different attachments enable tractors to do different things, from harvesting the fields to plowing snow.

The Bigger Book of John Deere Tractors

The Complete Model-by-Model Encyclopedia ... Plus Classic Toys, Brochures, and Collectibles

Author: Don Macmillan

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760336533

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 500

The Bigger Book of John Deere Tractors is a model-by-model encyclopedia of John Deere tractors from their first appearance in 1892 to the latest, 2009 models. Photographs showcase beautifully restored tractors as well as unique paintings and artwork from the Deere archives, rare and valuable original brochures, and studio photos of John Deere toys and models. For tractor enthusiasts, John Deere aficionados, and devotees of American farm machinery at its finest, this big book is an unparalleled compendium of pictures and facts, the best look ever at the incomparable John Deere.

First Peas to the Table

How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden

Author: Susan Grigsby

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480482994

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 410

Maya loves contests, so she is excited when her teacher announces that her class will plant a garden like Thomas Jefferson’s. They’ll also have a First Peas to the Table contest just like Jefferson and his neighbors had. Maya plants her pea seeds with a secret head start—found in Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book. But her friend Shakayla has plans of her own for winning the contest . . .

Tooth by Tooth

Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers

Author: Sara C. Levine

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1467797278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4997

What animal would you be if a few of your teeth grew so long that they stuck out of your mouth even when it was closed? What would you be if your top canine teeth grew almost all the way down to your feet? This picture book will keep you guessing as you read about how human teeth are like—and unlike—those of other animals.

Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525555358

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3843

“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.