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The self-sufficient life and how to live it, John Seymour with Will Sutherland ; foreword by Alice Waters

Label
The self-sufficient life and how to live it
Title
The self-sufficient life and how to live it
Statement of responsibility
John Seymour with Will Sutherland ; foreword by Alice Waters
Title variation
New complete book of self-sufficiency : the classic guide for realists and dreamers
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Describes how to live in harmony with the planet independently, and presents information on raising crops and livestock, making homemade food staples and household items, and using natural forms of energy."--
Writing style
Review
When Seymour's The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency was first published in 1976, it became a handbook for those seeking a simple, self-supporting way of life. Now this out-of-print classic is available in a revised edition, which basically contains the same information, namely, lots of advice on growing food, raising animals, and preparing and preserving food. One chapter focuses on crafts; another discusses energy production for the homestead. The two editions have almost the same illustrations, but those in the newer edition are in full color and on glossy paper, making this volume much more attractive. In addition, an updated bibliography includes web sites, associations, and seed suppliers. It would be hard to find another similar book with so much information on small-scale farming in one place. This book, along with Seymour's revised The Forgotten Arts and Crafts , will appeal to those seeking simpler and environmentally responsible ways of living: "This way of life suits me," writes Seymour, "it has kept me fit and at least partly sane into my 89th year, and it has prevented me from doing too much harm to our poor planet." Recommended for all libraries, even if they already own the earlier edition.—Ilse Heidmann, Washington State Lib., Olympia --Ilse Heidmann (Reviewed May 15, 2003) (Library Journal, vol 128, issue 9, p115)
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10749401
Cataloging source
PNX
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1914-2004
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Seymour, John
Dewey number
630
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
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1945-
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Sutherland, Will
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True
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  • Agriculture
  • Organic farming
  • Vegetable gardening
  • Home economics, Rural
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Home economics, Rural
  • Organic farming
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Vegetable gardening
Label
The self-sufficient life and how to live it, John Seymour with Will Sutherland ; foreword by Alice Waters
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Publication
Note
  • "All material in this book is taken from "The New Complete Book of Self-Suffiency" and "The New Self-Suffient Gardener"--Colophon
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of self-sufficiency -- Food from the garden -- Food from animals -- Food from the fields -- Food from the wild -- In the dairy -- In the kitchen -- Brewing & wine-making -- Energy & waste -- Crafts & skills
Control code
on1050334755
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
American edition.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781465477354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050334755
Label
The self-sufficient life and how to live it, John Seymour with Will Sutherland ; foreword by Alice Waters
Publication
Note
  • "All material in this book is taken from "The New Complete Book of Self-Suffiency" and "The New Self-Suffient Gardener"--Colophon
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of self-sufficiency -- Food from the garden -- Food from animals -- Food from the fields -- Food from the wild -- In the dairy -- In the kitchen -- Brewing & wine-making -- Energy & waste -- Crafts & skills
Control code
on1050334755
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
American edition.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781465477354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1050334755

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