Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century takes its inspiration from John Seymour's 1970s', bestselling, classic, The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, but DK's new category killer has been created completely from scratch - with totally new commissioned photography and artworks, and drawing on the authors' own experiences and expertise of the latest technologies. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century tells what it's really like to aim for self-sufficiency in the 21st century, and brings the subject up to date by laying an emphasis on ways to live a more sustainable life that everyone can access, whether living in the city, the suburbs, or the country.
The book is broken down into various styles of spreads: "concept" spreads outline broad options and ideas to help you plan; "technique" spreads have detailed practical explanations on each topic and accompanying explanatory artworks; "project" spreads show you how to achieve a specific task from start to finish through clear step-by-step instructions and photographs; and easy-reference "directory" spreads have plant-by-plant and animal-by-animal identification, and growing or raising instructions.
The authors show how to make the practical changes that will have a big impact on your life-without having to transform your lifestyle. Sharing their experiences, tips, and techniques, this book provides all the step-by-step advice you need for successful eco projects, large and small.