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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.