Books & Authors | Books

select a topic:
sort:
A New Garden Ethic

A New Garden Ethic

Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species?

Plenty of books tell home …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
The Aquaponic Farmer

The Aquaponic Farmer

A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

Aquaponic farming — raising fish and vegetables together commercially — is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focussed on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
Essential Cordwood Construction

Essential Cordwood Construction

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Cordwood construction — log-ends set in insulated mortar — is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe.

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness

For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from "bugs" by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and anti-bacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.

The …

related subjects: Health and Wellness
Pure Charcuterie

Pure Charcuterie

The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home

Full colour photos and illustrations

Cured meat products arose from the need for preservation, in a time when cooking and refrigeration were not always available. Today, charcuterie is an embodiment of art in the kitchen, combining precision, …

related subjects: Food & Gardening
The Retro Future

The Retro Future

Looking to the Past to Reinvent the Future

To most people paying attention to the collision between industrial society and the hard limits of a finite planet, it's clear that things are going very, very wrong. We no longer have unlimited time and resources to deal with the crises that define …

related subjects: Resilience
The Better World Shopping Guide: 6th Edition

The Better World Shopping Guide: 6th Edition

Every Dollar Makes a Difference

While we strive to make our vote count every four years, few of us realize that our most immediate power to shape the world is squandered on a daily basis. Every dollar we spend has the potential to create social and environmental change. In fact, …

related subjects: Social Responsibility
Worms at Work

Worms at Work

Harnessing the Awesome Power of Worms with Vermiculture and Vermicomposting

Increasingly, we want to know where our food comes from, who grows it and how it is grown, and interest in permaculture, backyard composting, and gardening in general, is growing. So how does the budding gardener ensure that the soil is healthy and …

related subjects: Food & Gardening