Images of global agriculture

On the Edge by Howard Buffett is a unique coffee-table book that conveys the importance of agriculture in our global society. A businessman and photographer, Buffett is chairman of the board at The GSI Group and operates an 800-acre farm in central Illinois. He spent 10 years photographing agriculture and wildlife around the world and compiled the best in this stunning, 338-page book. Buffett has written interesting text to accompany the photos.

“I produced the book because I believe the American public, government officials, and our own industry must view agriculture differently,” Buffett writes. “We face a huge challenge in this new century — feeding a growing population and preserving our most valuable ecological assets. Without proper appreciation of U.S. agriculture and the critical role it plays in meeting these challenges, we may fail on both accounts.”

Price: $75, plus $9 shipping and handling. Contact BioImages, Dept. FIN, Box 4537, Decatur, IL 62525, fax 217/429-0206.

Ultimate Ford, New Holland book

A Guide to Ford, Fordson, and New Holland Tractors 1907-1999 is the ultimate guide to these popular tractor lines. Author Larry Gay has researched every model, beginning with the first experimental tractor in 1907 and ending with the New Holland TM series in 1999. The 112-page, softbound book with 200 black and white photos is available from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE) for $15.95, plus $4.24 for postage and handling. Contact ASAE, Dept. FIN, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085, 800/695-2723, www.asae.org.