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This book is about understanding and conserving the remains of a revolution in farming. whereby the floors of chalk valleys were irrigated to support the sheep and corn farming which drove the local economy. It covers its subject from historian's view point looking back to that of the scientist looking forward. There are sections dealing with history and science; practical examples of floated systems on the river kennet, ebble, nadder, wylye.avon and bourne; where best to see features; aspects of best practice, such as handling vast flocks or haymaking; and balancing heritage restoration with management of scarce damp meadow habitat.
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Presents a historical and descriptive account of the system of floating water meadows to improve grass yields, introduced in Wiltshire in the 17th century. This title includes plans and illustrations, of the remains of specific systems in Wiltshire, including the Harnham meadows near Salisbury.
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Book Description Hobnob Press, UK, 2005. Soft cover. Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Softback 2002 Hobnob 1st edition in As Nw condition; 164 pages with b/w illustrations, plans and colour photographs. 9.5 x 6.75 inches. Seller Inventory # 013107
Book Description Hobnob Press, Salisbury, 2005. Softback. Condition: Almost as New. Colour and b/w Photographs and Illustrations (illustrator). Looks unread to inside with no marks or inscriptions. Well illustrated throughout. Cover like new. Broadleaf Books is a second hand independent bookshop in Abergavenny, South Wales. Enquiries and visits are very welcome. n/h Size: 9.5 x 6.5". Seller Inventory # 00190314
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR008900556