The harnessing of draught animals
Intermediate Technology Publications, Dec 15, 1982 - Social Science - 92 pages
Despite efforts to increase the level of mechanisation, animals remain an important existing or potential source of power in rural areas of developing countries, primarily in agriculture and transport, but also for water pumping, forestry, road construction, etc. This book details the most common method of the use of animals as draught animals.
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