From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine! Year in, year out, MATCH remains the bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the annual, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2018 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Pogba, Rashford, Aubameyang, Aguero, Di Maria and Higuain. Plus, it’s packed with stars’ cars, Prem club legends, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA through the ages, mad pics, footy stars emojis, crazy cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!
From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine! Year in, year out, MATCH remains the bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the Match Annual 2019, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2019 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Cavani, Icardi and Sessegnon! Plus, it’s packed with football world records, legendary Prem No.10s, epic fashion fails, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA’s best team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!
From the UK’s most popular football magazine comes the essential annual for fans of this beautiful game. The 2011 Annual is packed full of Match‘s best-loved features including Matchman, the magazine’s resident cartoon character, plus all the usual quizzes, games and posters of top players and teams that readers love. Year in, year out, Match remains the bestselling football annual and the one that discerning fans put at the top of their Christmas wish list.
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
Transnational Girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Literature, 1840-1940
Author: Michelle J. Smith
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
From Colonial to Modern examines representations of girls in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand girls' literature to trace how colonial authors transformed British feminine norms to produce transnational ideals and modern, nationalised femininities.
The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener
Author: Fern Marshall Bradley
Over 400 entries of the most practical, up-to-date gardening information ever, collected from garden experts and writers nationwide! "Gardens are places to renew yourself in mind and body, to reawaken to the truth and beauty of the natural world, and to feel the life force inside and around you. And the organic way to garden is safer, cheaper, and more satisfying. Organic gardeners have shown that it's possible to have pleasant and productive gardens in every part of this country without using toxic chemicals. They make their home grounds an island of purity."--Robert Rodale
How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers, and Other Outdoor Plants
Author: Authors of Cool Springs Press
Gardening Complete is the most up-to-date and complete guide to gardening for homeowners. Inside, eight of North America’s top gardening experts—and Cool Springs Press authors—present 19 subjects of critical interest to anyone who wants to learn or broaden gardening skills. Whether your main interest is in designing landscapes and gardens, ornamental gardening to make your yard more attractive, or gardening to provide nutritious edibles for the family table, this book will become your definitive source of information. It is intended for serious beginning to intermediate gardeners, but even veteran gardeners will be intrigued by what these experts have to say about core gardening skills and common horticultural subjects. Gardening Complete is a practical book that demonstrates how to accomplish the routine activities of gardening, including: planning and planting your garden, essential care for the garden during the growing season, dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. While many gardening books focus on regional plant species or devote large sections to some form of plant catalog, this book is different. Gardening Complete serves not only as a self-contained manual for gardening skills and information in all regions, but also as a sampler that may help you determine where to focus your gardening hobby in the future or even help you identify authors you’d like to explore further. Each of the eight authors has an impressively broad background in publishing and lecturing on gardening, and you may discover a new favorite writer in these pages. We haven’t just allowed these authorities to express their individual views—we’ve encouraged them to do so. As is true in a healthy garden, we’ve aimed at diversity for this book. This book is not an organic gardening book per se, but if you have any previous familiarity with Cool Springs Press or any of these authors, you will know that we tend to take a low-impact approach to gardening. Thus, our authors generally offer advice that is gentle to the soil, to the environment, and to beneficial insects and animals. Success in your yard and garden awaits you with the help of Gardening Complete. Our authros are among the most passionate gardeners you will ever meet, and they have helped thousands of home gardeners just like you.
Dairy farmers are increasingly being challenged by environmental regulations, volatile milk and feed prices, and lower profit margins. In response to these challenges, farms are intensifying the number of cows/unit of land to remain profitable. This intensification creates a nutrient challenge, because there is less land to spread manure on, as well as an economic challenge, because farmers are forced to either increase crop yields or purchase more feed. Double cropping winter annuals and corn silage has been suggested as a way to help deal with both problems. Double cropping increases forage yields/ha, which provides more forage for the farm, while in some cases also removes more nutrients/ha, compared to only growing a crop of corn silage. However, the drawbacks of double cropping are a potential reduction in the yield of the corn crop following winter annual crop, as well as added farm expenses to raise the winter annual crop, which may not be offset by the increased forage yields. This thesis will discuss two studies that investigated the environmental and economic impacts of four dairy farms that were currently double cropping winter annuals and corn in northern and western Pennsylvania, where the growing season is short.The first study was a case study analysis on four dairy farms to determine the cost of production (COP) of each crop raised and per hundredweight (cwt) of milk produced for each farm. Farm visits were made quarterly, and production and financial data were collected. Herd size averaged 292 cows and farm sized averaged 319 ha during 2016 and 2017. Hectares double cropped averaged 14.1% of total acres farmed. Milk yieldiiiivaveraged 33.9 kg/cow per day. Yields of winter annual silages averaged 3.5 t/ha across both years. The average COP of winter annual silage across farms was $253/t, compared to the average purchase price of winter annual silage of $210/t. This means that some of the farms produced winter annual forage at a cost that was greater than the purchase price, assuming the silage would have been available to purchase. Double cropping provided extra forage for the farms, but the average COP of winter annual silage was greater than the purchased price, negating any economic benefit of double cropping to these farms.The second study used the Integrated Farm System Model (IFSM) to monitor the environmental and economic impact of each of the four farms over 20 years. The IFSM was developed to simulate all major farm processes including: cropping, dairy, nutrient cycling, and economic analysis. Farm files in the IFSM were selected to best match each farm. Seed and chemical costs, land rent, and milk prices were entered as collected from each farm. The IFSM default prices were used, except in the case of purchased feed and crops sold, where a ten year average of feed prices for Pennsylvania were used. Six farm scenarios were modeled including: current operation, 0, 50, and 100% corn ha double cropped, and a 30% feed price increase with current number of ha double cropped or no ha double cropped. Double cropping increased total DM/ha for the farm by 19%. Net nitrogen (N)/ha per year increased by 11.6% as corn ha double cropped increased from 0 to 100%. Average N leached/ha per year decreased by 9.0% across farms as corn ha double cropped increased from 0 to 100%. However, two of the four farms had a positive quantity of N leached/ha. Increasing corn ha double cropped reduced net phosphorus (P) and P loss and increased percent of P removed of applied, by an average of 2.65 and 0.13vkg/ha and 10.7% per year, for 0 to 100% ha corn ha double cropped, respectively. Erosion loss was reduced by an average of 153%. Net return over feed costs and net return to management increased by 2.2 and 9.0%, respectively, as double cropped corn ha increased from 0 to 100%. When purchased feed prices were increased by 30%, double cropping increased the net return over feed cost and net return for farm management to farms by an average of 2.15 and 3.52%, respectively, compared to without double cropped. For the four dairy farms modeled, the environmental benefit to farms was mixed for N but beneficial for P and reduced erosion, and the farms saw a small but positive economic impact from double cropping.
The brand new edition of the unrivalled and bestselling Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a color supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.