Permaculture – a Designer’s Manual is an essential reference for all designers of sustainable systems. It is based on the years of experience of one of the world’s foremost practitioners. This is not an easy book for beginners. Early chapters include material on land use, settlement design and understanding patterns in natural and human systems. Five chapters cover practical matters of interest to the land use designer: climate, trees and their energy transactions, water, soils and earthworks.
Humid tropics, drylands and cold temperate climates are dealt with, evidence, if it were needed, of the universality of Permaculture principles. Aquaculture has a chapter, as do the legal, financial and ethical structures required for development of sustainability. Establishing the importance of integration between people and landscape, a truly inspirational book and a must for all practitioners.
Permaculture – a Designer’s Manual is a hardback with 600 pages, lots of illustrations and as you would be expect, masses of exceptional detail.