All posts filed under: Work

Sheep Dog

Ranchers and farmers are in a constant war with coyotes and wolves who kill their livestock in their pastures and grazing lands. One solution that seems to work better that shooting or trapping the predators is the guard dog. These big dogs, like the Great Pyrenees, Maremma, Komondor and Kuvasz, are raised as pups with the sheep. The dogs sleep with the herds and will fight off predators.

Turtle Watch

On the beach of a small Brazilian town called Praia do Forte, four oceanographers are working to save the endangered sea turtle. The scientists find a turtle’s nest, then dig up the eggs and remove them for safekeeping. And when the eggs have hatched, they help the baby turtles make their way to the ocean.

Helping Out

It’s fun to work alongside a grown-up. The book shows young people lending a hand with many different grown-jobs. You’ll see them at work indoors and out, at home or at school, in the city or on the farm. The grown-ups can be your parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors, or teachers. 

Freighters: Cargo Ships And The People Who Work Them

Huge freighters crisscross the world’s oceans, delivering cargoes to ports all around the globe. Oil and bananas, cars and grain…cargo comes in many forms. And for every type of cargo is a ship specially designed to carry it – giant tankers to haul oil, ro-ros to carry cars and trucks, reefers to keep perishable goods cool.

Monsters on Wheels

Strange monsters populate our landscape – Gigantic wheeled machines that scoop out hillsides, flatten earth for roadbeds, lift boxcars, and compact tons of garbage. At work, they are every bit as impressive as prehistoric dinosaurs – and far more useful.

Monster Movers

Imagine how long it would take to move a mountain from one place to another. Gigantic monster movers do the job every day. These super machines scoop, haul, dump, stack, lift, load and perform countless enormous tasks.

Team Work

On a team, crew, or work gang, the work of individuals adds up to the work of the whole. Whether the task is scaling a craggy mountain or shooting a documentary film, the key to accomplishment is people working together.

And What Do You Do?

This is a book about people and their work. Would you like to direct air traffic, build a house, weld a ship together, prune trees, care for animals, or help a dentist? The book explores these possibilities and more, all of which require specialized training but not a four year college degree.

Cowboys: Roundup on an American Ranch

Two brothers, Leandro and Colter, help their father in the spring roundup of cattle on their ranch in the Southwest. For two weeks the boys join the cowboys rounding up the cattle and newborn calves for branding and shipping. 

My New Baby-Sitter

A new caregiver is an important addition to any family. Whether your child needs full-time care while you work or a sitter for your occasional evenings out, there is a lot you can do to lessen your own feelings of anxiety and to help make your child’s time with the sitter more enjoyable.

The American Family Farm

In the fall of 1986, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that an American farm was going out of business every six minutes. Not long after, photographer George Ancona and writer Joan Anderson set out to document this important American institution. Two years of telephone calls, research, and travel led them to focus on three very different farm families: the MacMillans, in Massachusetts, who specialize in dairy farming; the Adamses, in Georgia, who raise chickens and have created a farm cooperative; and the Rosmanns, in Iowa, who have an organic hog and grain operation.