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Practical Self Sufficiency :  An Australian Guide To Sustainable Living - Dick Strawbridge

Practical Self Sufficiency

An Australian Guide To Sustainable Living

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Published: 28th February 2011
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Practical Self Sufficiency is a wonderfully useful and accessible title that contains something for absolutely everyone!

This guide offers clear step by step advice in classic DK style and contains:

  • The most up to date and comprehensive information on sustainable living.
  • Full page artworks, showing how to use every kind of plot for self sufficient living.
  • Instructions on how to grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables.
  • Water saving tips - perfect for drought affected areas.
  • Instructions on how to make a wormery, build a chicken coop, install solar panels, build a wind turbine, make cheese, jams and breads, brew beer, make soap, weave with willow and the list goes on!

Written by experienced and passionate eco-livers Dick and James Strawbridge, this title is comprehensive, inclusive and contemporary and is set to become the definitive guide of its kind.

Perfectly adapted for the Australian market and ideal for everyone in urban, suburban or rural areas - becoming self sufficient has never been more topical, more practical or more fun!

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  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
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5.0

Excellent in every way!

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    Comments about Practical Self Sufficiency:

    A wonderful book to inspire and excite you. If you are a keen home/food gardener and interested in making a difference, you will return to this book time and time again. Excellent photos that clarify techniques with easy to understand text. A warm, enthusiastic tone used throughout. Information on every topic from sewerage systems, home heating, food production and animal care. I highly recommend this to you and your friends!

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    5.0

    An inspirational book

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      Comments about Practical Self Sufficiency:

      This book is a good all-rounder for those interested in self-sufficiency

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      5.0

      Great introduction

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        Comments about Practical Self Sufficiency:

        Very good read with great illustrations and explanations.

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        5.0

        Full of wonderful ideas and easy to read

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          This book is very informative, easy to read and has given me lots of ideas for our garden and home.

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          4.0

          Best book on the self sufficiency

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          from Sunshine Coast Queensland

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            Comments about Practical Self Sufficiency:

            This book addresses exactly as the title states: Practical Self Sufficiency.

            It explains the difference between sustainability and self sufficiency and gives myriad practical examples of projects to achieve this.

            Well written from a literary perspective, easy to follow, easy to reference.

            It deals with the climate in Australia and other references to Australia, however, I cannot determine if the authors actually live in Australia, as I suspect they are writing from the UK. I would have even more confidence in the material if I knew for sure that they lived in Australia.

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            4.0

            Great read and practical advise.

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              The book gave really great practical advise and ideas in ways to become more sustainable

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              ISBN: 9781740337700
              ISBN-10: 1740337700
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 304
              Published: 28th February 2011
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 28.5 x 23.6  x 2.8
              Weight (kg): 28.5
              Edition Number: 1