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Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications 4th Edition

Dr. Ray V. Herren

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1997, 1991, 1986
  • 800 Pages

Overview

This newly expanded fourth edition text offers the latest information in the field of agricultural mechanics, providing instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications, as well as career opportunities for students in high school and post-secondary programs. Topics covered range from tool identification and maintenance, small engines, electricity, and electronics, to construction and masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to read and follow format, allowing students to comprehend concepts and apply them to laboratory settings. Objectives and competencies to be developed are included in each section, along with a list of new terms, a materials list, student activities, and self-evaluations. This edition is vividly illustrated with the most current full color photos, charts, and diagrams, to help students reinforce their understanding of the book's fluid movement between the principles and application of agricultural mechanics.(agriculture, agriscience, arc welding, woodworking, welding, plumbing, agricultural structures, agricultural mechanics)

Dr. Ray V. Herren, University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Auburn University, a Master's degree in Agribusiness Education from Alabama A & M University, and a Doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President of the FFA Alumni Association, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school students and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.
  • Full coverage is given to aspects of agricultural mechanics, providing the latest information in tools and technology
  • Chapters are logically presented and thorough, positioning agricultural mechanics in the broad context of technology, science and engineering
  • Vivid full color illustrations reinforce the text's fluid movement between the principles and application of agricultural mechanics
  • The easy to read format allows students to comprehend the principles and applications of nearly every phase of the field
Section 1: Exploring Careers in Agricultural Mechanics.
Section 2: Using the Agricultural Mechanics Shop.
Section 3: Hand Woodworking and Metalworking.
Section 4: Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop.
Section 5: Project Planning.
Section 6: Tool Fitting.
Section 7: Gas Heating, Cutting, Brazing, and Welding.
Section 8: Arc Welding.
Section 9: Painting.
Section 10: Small Gas Engines.
Section 11: Electricity and Electronics.
Section 12: Plumbing, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems.
Section 13: Concrete and Masonry.
Section 14: Agricultural Structures.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Glossary.
Index.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766814106
  • ISBN-13: 9780766814103
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $241.00
  • RETAIL $320.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781285058986
A PDF Instructor’s Manual provides objectives, competencies, glossary terms with definitions, and answers to the end-of-unit question. New to this edition, the instructor’s manual now includes lesson plan outlines for each unit with suggested class activities, a correlation guide to the National AFNR Career Cluster Standards, and additional suggested resources. Access via login.cengage.com.

ClassMaster CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781285058993
The ClassMaster CD-ROM is a complete instructor's teaching package on CD-ROM composed of innovative tools designed to correlate to and reinforce the text. ClassMaster CD-ROMs include the following components: A PDF Instructor's Manual provides objectives, competencies, glossary terms with definitions, and answers to the end-of-unit question. New to this edition, the instructor's manual now includes lesson plan outlines for each unit with suggested class activities, a correlation guide to the National AFNR Career Cluster Standards, and additional suggested resources. A PDF Lab Manual Instructor's Guide provides answers to lab manual exercises and additional guidance for the instructor. It has been expanded for this edition to include more answer keys for the lab exercises found in the lab manual. A computerized test bank created in ExamView® makes generating tests and quizzes a snap. Expanded to include 1500+ questions with different question formats to choose from, you can create customized assessments for your students with the click of a button. Add your own unique questions and print rationales for easy class preparation. Instructor support slide presentations that can be customized in PowerPoint® format focusing on key points for each chapter. There is a slide presentation for each unit available to accompany the textbook. New! An Image Library with all of the illustrations from the textbook can be used in slide presentations or as part of classroom discussion. New! Correlation guides include content mapping to STEM, Common Core, and National AFNR Career Cluster Standards.

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285059013
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. This comprehensive workbook tests students' knowledge and reinforces learning of text content. Job sheets for each unit include an objective, tools and materials needed, and a procedure with short answer questions, procedural checklists, image labeling activities, or other activities meant to reinforce comprehension of unit content.

FOR STUDENTS

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781285059013
The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. This comprehensive workbook tests students' knowledge and reinforces learning of text content. Job sheets for each unit include an objective, tools and materials needed, and a procedure with short answer questions, procedural checklists, image labeling activities, or other activities meant to reinforce comprehension of unit content.