Big Book of Farm Tractors: The Complete History of the Tractor 1855 to Present...Plus Brochures, Collectibles, and Lore (Town Square Book Series)
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Big Book of Farm Tractors: The Complete History of the Tractor 1855 to Present...Plus Brochures, Collectibles, and Lore (Town Square Book Series)

by Robert N. Pripps
     
 

The Big Book of Farm Tractors is the first large-format volume to chronicle the entire timeline of American farm tractors, from the steam power of the 1850s to the current offerings from New Holland, AGCO, John Deere, Caterpillar, and more. Detailed descriptions of tractors especially significant to the period, short essays on events defining the times, personal

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The Big Book of Farm Tractors is the first large-format volume to chronicle the entire timeline of American farm tractors, from the steam power of the 1850s to the current offerings from New Holland, AGCO, John Deere, Caterpillar, and more. Detailed descriptions of tractors especially significant to the period, short essays on events defining the times, personal vignettes, collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and old black & white photos of farm scenes make this a complete look at one of America’s greatest innovations. Whether you’re someone who has farmed, or someone simply with a love of the land, this book will give you a new perspective on the enormous influence of the tractor upon the American farm and culture.

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This volume chronicles the entire history of American farm tractors from 1855 to the present. Organized chronologically by themes that explore such developments as the gas engine, crawlers, the first four- wheel drives, orphan tractors, and modern articulated machines, it shows how machinery forever changed farming. In addition, author Pripps and photographer Morland, who have collaborated on ten other books on classic tractors, tell the story of the people both on the farms and in the great industries. Generously illustrated with 600 photographs and artwork, mostly in color. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Superbly and profusely illustrated with color photography by Andrew Morland, Robert Pripps' The Big Book Of Farm Tractors: The Complete History Of The Tractor 1855 To Present presents an informative text enriched with brochures, collectibles, and tractor lore that will delight anyone with a fascination with, and appreciation of, farm tractors and their role in making America the source of agricultural wealth and prominence it enjoyed beginning in the late 1800s and lasting throughout the 20th century. Here are detailed descriptions of every category of farm tractor from early steam powered models through the diesel age. Short essays define the times and old black-and-white period photographs are the stuff of which nostalgia is made. Big, beautiful, and ideal for gift giving and community library memorial fund acquisition selection, The Big Book Of Farm Tractors is an entertaining as it is informative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896584716
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
The Big Book Series Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.35(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Pripps has authored numerous farm tractor books, including Vintage Ford Tractors, Big Book of Caterpillar, Big Book of Massey, and more, all with Voyageur Press. Robert has a maple syrup farm near Park Falls, Wisconsin.

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