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A Reading List of the Natural World


A Pattern Language-(2nd half). Christopher Alexander  

Homework, Builders of the Pacific Coast,  Lloyd Kahn  

Understanding Wood, Bruce Hoadley

A Timberframer's Workshop, Steve Chappell

Frame Construction, Rob Thallon 

Interior Details, Rob Thallon

Homestead Arts

The Homesteading Handbook, Carla Emery 

Humanure Handbook, Joe Jenkins  

The Bread-Builder’s Book: Alan Scott, Dan Wing

The Natural World

Reading the Forested Landscape, Tom Wessells 

        In a Patch of Fireweed, A Year in the Maine Woods, and The Trees in My Forest, Bernd Heinrich 

Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide , Lawrence Newcomb 


Small Scale Sustainable Farming, Karl Schwenke

The New Organic Grower, Elliot Coleman

Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

Charlotte’s Web, E B White

Robert Frost


Living the Good Life, Scott and Helen Nearing 

Walden, H D Thoreau

A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold