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The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 10th Edition Paperback – July 1, 2008

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"If you're dreaming about moving "back to the land" someday, or if you're already there and want to live more self-sufficiently (wherever you may be) you'll want a copy of the ninth edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Living"
Organic Gardening

“For the suburbanite with just enough space for a little garden to the die-hard homesteaders and everyone in between, The Encyclopedia of Country Living makes for both fascinating reading and a truly essential reference source. You won’t find a more complete source of step-by-step information about growing, processing, cooking and preserving every kind of food—from the garden, the orchard, the field or the barnyard!”
Rodale Book Club

“This book is a monument to the coevolution of a person and an idea. As folk literature. . . this book should be shelved in your collection between the Foxfire books and Alicia Bay Lau­rel’s Living on Earth.”
Whole Earth catalog

 “Urbanites will find the recipes and resources list. . . useful, the trivia interesting. . . and Emery’s personal reflections. . . com­pelling. Even readers with no plans to raise sheep, sell home­made cheese or plant millet will find this a fascinating cultural document.”
Publishers Weekly

"Packed with old wisdom as well as up-to-date websites and mail-order sources to make country living easier."
Country Almanac

“Although mainly a modern individualist’s resource on how to grow and prepare food, this work is much more. As one aston­ished browser acclaimed, ‘Is there anything this book doesn’t tell you how to do?’”
Library Journal

“Practical advice, invaluable information, and collected wis­dom for folks and farmers in the country, city, and anywhere in between.”
Territorial Seed catalog

About the Author

Carla Emery grew up on a sheep ranch in Montana and was educated at Columbia University. In the early 1970s she settled on a farm in northern idaho, where she wrote the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Living. Originally produced on a mimeograph machine in her living room, this book launched its author to the forefront of the back-to-the-land movement. She remained a tireless advocate of self-sufficiency and environmental stewardship until her death in 2005.

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Product Details

  • Series: Encyclopedia of Country Living
  • Paperback: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books; 10th edition (July 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570615535
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570615535
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.6 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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