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This book is for anyone with an interest in farm tractors. It is written in non-technical terms that will particularly interest younger readers who want to know more about farm tractors and the work they do. There are chapters describing how tractors work, the way a computer in the cab can improve efficiency in the field, and a section on giant tractors including some with two engines and up to eight wheels. The text also explains how tractors replaced the steam engine as the principal power source for mechanised agriculture, the important milestones in tractor development, and the jobs tractors do on the farm.
The book is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, many of them taken specially for TRACTORS - How they work and what they do.
Michael Williams is an author and journalist who has made a special study of farm tractors. This is his ninth book on the subject, and he also writes about farm machinery and tractors for leading magazines in Britain, Australia and the United States.
Code No. 004419, 88 pages, ISBN 0852362390, $17.00