Harnessing and implements for animal traction

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Harnessing and implements for animal traction
Paul Starkey
245 pages, 128 plates, 255 line drawings, 333 references, 135 addresses
ISBN 3-528-02053-9
First published 1989 by GTZ, Eschborn and Vieweg, Braunschweig,

This generously illustrated book contains the most comprehensive study of harnessing techniques and animal traction implements to have been produced for many years. Harnessing options for oxen, horses, donkeys, camels and buffaloes are reviewed, together with a wide spectrum of tillage implements, seeders, animal-drawn carts and other draft animal technologies. For each of these topics, the reader is guided through definitions and terminology, recent developments, technological choices, design options and assessments of practical advantages and disadvantages in actual farming systems. The author also tackles the vital issues of the selection or design of implements, research strategies and the supply and manufacture of equipment.

The author's fresh, thorough and pragmatic approach leaves few preconceptions unturned. The reader is encouraged and stimulated to see animal traction technology through farmers' eyes, and to reappraise future priorities for development projects, research institutions and extension programmes in the light of the past experiences in this field.

Several hundred carefully selected photographs and line drawings ensure that each subject is clearly illustrated, and make the publication attractive to a wide range of readers.

Despite the wealth of information contained within this volume, the book constantly encourages readers to delve yet deeper into the subjects that interest them. Thus for every topic covered there are specific suggestions for further reading, together with the names and addresses of organisations with special interests in that field. This makes the book not only an authoritative reference work but also an invaluable resource book.

"A well-written and illustrated text, drawing together a wealth of information in a clear, coherent, critical style: highly recommended to anyone involved with draught animals."
Draught Animal News

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Available in English and French

Starkey P, 1994. Systèmes d'attelage et matériels à traction animale. GTZ, Eschborn and Vieweg, Braunschweig, Germany. 278p. ISBN 3-528-02071-7.

Published for
German Appropriate Technology Exchange
(a division of GTZ) by:
Friedrich Vieweg & Sohn Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Price from GATE: EUR 12.30 (English) EUR 12.50 (French)
German Appropriate Technology Exchange (GATE),
GTZ, Postfach 5180, D-65726 Eschborn, Germany
Phone + 49 6196-794213; Fax + 49 6196-797352 http://www.gtz.de/gate/
gate@gtz.de or Gate-Id@gtz.de Internet www.gtz.de/gate

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For researchers and development workers who need to access to this publication, the various chapters are available to download.. 

Chapter 1: Introduction  
Chapter 2: Some mechanical principles  
Chapter 3: Common harnessing systems (3.8 MB)
Chapter 4: Less common harnessing systems (1.4MB)
Chapter 5: Harnessing :issues and resources (1.3MB)
Chapter 6: The selection of equipment  (1MB)
Chapter 7: Implements commonly used for crop production (5 MB)
Chapter 8: Equipment for transport (2.4 MB)
Chapter 9: Less conventional equipment (3.6 MB)
Chapter 10: Draft assessment and work rates (2.2 MB)
Chapter 11: The supply and manufacture of animal traction equipment (3.7MB)
Chapter 12: References (2.8 MB)

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