[permaculture] ✨ Autarky Library (501 free e-books) - OpenVillage / Autarky Lab - Edgeryders

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✨ Autarky Library (501 free e-books) - OpenVillage / Autarky Lab -
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https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791
Autarky Library (501 free e-books)
<https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791>
OpenVillage <https://edgeryders.eu/c/openvillage> Autarky Lab
<https://edgeryders.eu/c/openvillage/autarky>
autarky-magazine <https://edgeryders.eu/tags/autarky-magazine>

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Content

*1. Introduction
<https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--1>*
*2. Literature Sources
<https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--2>*
*3. Selected Works
<https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3>*

   - 3.1. Introduction, Multi-topic works
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-1>
   - 3.2. Housing, Construction
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-2>
   - 3.3. Water Supply, Wastewater Management
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-3>
   - 3.4. Ecology, Forestry, Orchards
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-4>
   - 3.5. Farming, Foraging
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-5>
   - 3.6. Food Processing, Cooking
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-6>
   - 3.7. Energy
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-7>
   - 3.8. Information Technology, Education
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-8>
   - 3.9. Hygiene, Medicine, Pharmacy
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-9>
   - 3.10. Transportation
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-10>
   - 3.11. Handicrafts
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-11>
   - 3.12. Woodworking, Metalworking
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-12>
   - 3.13. Chemical Production
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-13>
   - 3.14. Sociology, Philosophy, Big Questions
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--3-14>

*4. Complete Library
<https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#heading--4>*
------------------------------
1. Introduction

*What is the Autarky Library?* This is a collection of material to
learn autarky
88 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-sustainability> (economic
self-reliance / self-supply) for individuals, households and villages. All
materials relevant for that can be included here, as long as they are more
comprehensive than the ubiquitous article format. Only material that is
free to download is of interest here (with a few exceptions). Here is what
we found so far, and you’re welcome to extend it (just edit away, this is a
wiki).

*Licence.* This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain
Dedication CC0 1.0 Universal 1
<https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en> licence. This
means “no rights reserved.” By contributing to this first wiki post, you
agree to licence your contributions likewise. Note that this licence only
applies to this page “Autarky Library”, while edgeryders.eu content by
default is instead licenced under CC-BY 3.0 Unported (see section 3.1. here
<https://edgeryders.eu/t/id/44> for details).
[image: Creative Commons License CC0 1.0] 1
<https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en>

*Audience.* Due to the nature of the materials available for free download,
this library is for an “educated” audience: those who can read English,
have the equivalent of secondary education, and access the Internet with a
computer and not “just” a smartphone. Reason: virtually all included
e-books are in English and in PDF file format, not properly navigable on
smartphones (it may work with tablets though).

*Why only in English and PDF?* These limitations are unfortunate, but that
is the only material available for free download. Our ideal case would be a
“Khan Academy 4 <https://www.khanacademy.org/> for autarky”, with all
materials available under open licences and in local languages in the default
e-book format 2 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB> to be readable on
phones, combined with a synced audiobook version in the same EPUB file.
However, that is an amount of work that we simply can’t manage without
significant funding, as it would require licencing negotiations (paying the
publishers to get an open content licence for works). That will often fail,
as it is notoriously difficult to find the copyright status of works and
make contact with the rights holders. In these cases, we’d have to write
new books to fill the gaps. Note that paywalled works are not acceptable:
cash-poor people in villages simply cannot afford them, and they would be
read only by a tiny fraction of those who need them. Another issue is the
translation of books to local languages – we don’t think we can find the
resources to do that for 500 - 1000 books. We would be able to legally
provide a script that converts PDFs to EPUB format, with optimizations for
each work. However, due to the English language and reading level, it would
still be for an “educated” audience, and this audience can handle PDF files
as well.

*How can Autarky Library help in villages?* The real audience of the
Autarky Library are people in low-infrastructure villages, most of whom are
without significant help from government or NGOs. However, it has to reach
them indirectly. One way is that “educated” people adopt one village each,
to live there and consult the locals on appropriate technology solutions
etc. found in the Autarky Library. With one person or couple for one or a
few villages of ca. 5000 people, one million people can be served by 200
“autarky experts”. And to make at least the most relevant content available
to villagers directly, we plan to provide a Stack Exchange style Q&A site
in parallel to Autarky Library. It will be mainly in English, with
semi-automatic translation to and from local languages so that locals can
ask questions and get advice. Providing the essential bits and pieces of
information when and where villagers need it will also be more adapted to
how they like their content delivered, instead of in long books.

*Consulting services available!* If you face a challenge in one of the
areas covered by the Autarky Library and are looking for expertise, you
might find it here in the Edgeryders Community (4,700+ changemakers and
innovators). Especially around innovations in appropriate technology and
projects for ecological restoration, the main author of this autarky
library provides research, innovation and project management services
<https://ma.juii.net/services/autarky-engineering>.

*Search engine keywords.*

   - homesteading ebook library, homesteading literature, …
   - farmsteading ebook library, farmsteading literature, …
   - self-supply ebook library, self-supply literature, …
   - prepper ebooklibrary, prepper literature, …

2. Literature Sources

The following is a list of the collections in which the literature listed
below has been found, as named in the references from that literature list.
These collections are huge, so you’ll be able to find gems that we did not
discover yet – welcome to add them here, of course.

The collections below are roughly ordered by how “great” their content is
for our Autarky Library, where “great” is the product of quantity and
quality.

   1.

   *New Zealand Digital Library 22 <http://www.nzdl.org/>.* An absolutely
   amazing collection of relevant works – nearly everything there is relevant
   here. Probably exceeding one million pages if printed. However, nothing is
   in EPUB format.
   2.

   *Practical Answers Resource Library 11
   <https://answers.practicalaction.org/our-resources>.* Absolutely amazing
   collection with hundreds of free e-books about everything in development
   collaboration, agricultural extension and appropriate technology. All
   e-books are recently written, well researched material provided by
   Practical Action, a NGO focused on appropriate technology solutions.
   3.

   *CD3WD 20 <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/INDEX.HTM>.* This is
   an amazing collection of more than 800 MiB of books on self-supply and
   appropriate technology. (The link goes to a mirror. The original version
   was hosted on cd3wd.com, but not anymore.)
   4.

   *Free Google eBooks 7
   <https://www.google.com/search?tbs=bkv%3Ar&tbm=bks&q=search+here>.*
   Basically a filter in Google Book Search that allows to find those that can
   be downloaded as a PDF. Basically all out-of-copyright books resulting from
   the (otherwise failed) Google book scanning project.

   Note that the Google Books search will *only* find books digitized by
   Google (i.e. on the books.google.com domain), and that this does not
   include all out-of-copyright books available digital somewhere : the other
   sources in this list may have additional ones. But the Google OCR and
   digitization quality tends to be the best, so if you can choose, get the
   version from Google, except where a manually proofread version is available.
   5.

   *OpenLibrary 5 <https://openlibrary.org/>.* A different kind of
   interface to the free e-books of the Internet Archive. They allow everyone
   to contribute to adding descriptions to any book, whether it is available
   as an e-book or only in print. All e-books can be either read online or
   borrow for free (means only one person at a time gets two weeks of access
   to it, and there is a waiting list). There are various advanced search
   operators <https://openlibrary.org/search/howto>, but unfortunately none
   that allows to filter for freely readable e-books only (those you can only
   borrow are always included when filtering for e-books only).
     The most interesting feature is that you can search by date range,
   allowing to easily find books that are out of copyright but not so old as
   to be worthless. Examples:
   - 7112 science e-books, published 1860-1969 5
      <https://openlibrary.org/subjects/science#sort=date_published&ebooks=true&published_in=1860-1969>
      - 1173 school textbook e-books, published 1800-1929 3
      <https://openlibrary.org/subjects/textbooks#sort=date_published&ebooks=true&published_in=1800-1930>
      - 297 recipe e-books, published 1800-1929 3
      <https://openlibrary.org/subjects/recipes#sort=date_published&ebooks=true&published_in=1800-1930>
   6.

   *Internet Archive: Texts 1 <https://archive.org/details/texts>.* These
   are 16 million texts that can all be read online. Many are not yet included
   in the more structured and convenient Open Library interface (but might be
   added there by anyone); see above. Especially if interest are some of their
   collections:
   - books in the “Cookbooks and Home Economics” collection 2
      <https://archive.org/details/cbk?and%5B%5D=mediatype%3A%22texts%22>
   7.

   *Internet Archive: Books to Borrow
   <https://archive.org/details/inlibrary>.* 690,000 e-books that can be
   borrowed. Probably all of these are also available in the more structured
   and convenient Open Library interface (see above), so this collection does
   not really add anything.
   8.

   *Hathi Trust Digital Library 3 <https://www.hathitrust.org/>.* A common
   project of multiple U.S. university libraries, providing online access to
   books. Provides a great full-text search 1
   <https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/ls?a=page&page=advanced>.

   Interestingly, it allows access to many books “digitized by Google” that
   are *not* accessible via Google Books (example 8
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100716106> – compare Google Books
   record <https://books.google.de/books?id=L_NGAQAAMAAJ>).

   PDF downloads are usually only available to institutional partners, but
   page images can be saved without issues. Works within 1878–1922 that were
   published by a non-U.S. publisher are only accessible with U.S. IP
   addresses since their copyright status outside the U.S. is unclear (
   details <https://www.hathitrust.org/help_copyright#RestrictedAccess>).
   Often however, the same work is available both from U.S. based and U.K.
   based publishers, for example.
   9.

   *The Online Books Page 4 <http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/>.* A
   listing of more than 2 million freely available e-books from around the
   web. Best is to search by title
   <http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/search.html>. Does not host books
   on its own, but lists works from Hathi trust, Google Books, Project
   Gutenberg, archive.org etc.; still, a great way of comprehensive search
   in all of these at once.
   10.

   *WikiSource 4 <https://en.wikisource.org/>.* A Wikipedia-affiliated
   project to put out-of-copyright and openly licensed works online, in a way
   that everyone can contribute to and edit. Currently includes ~400,000
   English books and other texts, all of which can be exported automatically
   to EPUB, PDF and MOBI formats.
   11.

   *GIZ Publications 4 <https://mia.giz.de/esearcha/browse.tt.html>.* More
   than 30,000 high-quality publications of the German Society for
   International Cooperation (GIZ). Often short documents, but also containing
   long books. All in PDF format. Note that this content is not currently
   indexed by Google – you can only find these PDFs directly in their online
   database. A second database by GIZ providing access to the same content is
   the GIZ Publication Database 1
   <http://star-www.giz.de/starweb/giz/pub/servlet.starweb?path=giz/pub/pub.web>.
   Most of the best e-books also appear in other collections (NZDL, see above;
   and CD3WD, see below), but mostly not as PDF files, in contrast to here.
   12.

   *Soil & Health Library 5
   <http://soilandhealth.org/library-rules-and-copyright-notice-ag/>.* A
   very valuable collection of several hundred works, for download as
   full-text PDF. Many are new-ish, still-in-copyright but out-of-print works
   that are made available under a clause of Australian copyright law that
   allows this “for purpose of study”. Some of the works are unscientific
   (biodynamic growing etc.), so be selective. The collections of
value are: Agricultural
   Library 1 <http://soilandhealth.org/agricultural-library-by-title/> (120
   works), Herbal Medicine Library 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/herbal-medicine-library-by-title/> (50
works), Homesteading
   Library 2 <http://soilandhealth.org/homesteading-library-by-title/> (35
   works).
   13.

   *Practical Acton Development Bookshelf: Open Access Books 3
   <https://www.developmentbookshelf.com/action/showPublications?category=10.5555%2Fcategory.3300>.*
   An index of about 50 high-quality free to download books about topics of
   development assistance and appropriate technology.
   14.

   *The National Academy Press 1 <https://www.nap.edu/>.* All Reports of
   the U.S. “National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine”,
   available free to download as PDF and often also EPUB and MOBI. Contains
   amazing works on obscure agricultural topics.
   15.

   *Scribd <https://www.scribd.com/>.* This is not anymore the PDF sharing
   platform it once was, but now contains thousands of books, incl. about
   topics like homesteading. These are not free to access, but there is a
   flatrate access for ~9 USD/month. Often, a DRM-free PDF download is
   provided and if not, saving the page images to disk and creating a PDF from
   that is a simple job (that can also be automated). So a paid subscription
   is not required permanently.
   16.

   *Project Gutenberg 6 <https://www.gutenberg.org/>.* A large collection
   (ca. 50,000 books) of digitized out-of-copyright works, proofread by a
   distributed community of volunteers.

   WikiBooks provides many Project Gutenberg works in a manually derived
   version with improved formatting and automatic, high-quality EPUB
export (example
   1 <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Talk:Home_Vegetable_Gardening>).

   There is a problem with access in Germany. Because of absolutely silly
   German laws, access to all works from German IP addresses is blocked by
   Project Gutenberg (details 2 <https://cand.pglaf.org/germany/index.html>).
   As a solution we provide links to works from Project Gutenberg not directly
   to the gutenberg.org files but to a mirror
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/>.
   Which is, oh the irony, hosted on the servers of a well-known German
   university.
   17.

   *Journey to Forever 2 <http://journeytoforever.org/>.* A large
   collection of short book reviews in multiple sub-pages. Sometimes with
   download links. The navigation is somewhat confusing, but interesting
   sub-lists include:
   - Agrodok publications
      <http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/agrodok.html>: This is a
      copy of the Agrodok Series by Agromisa and CTA Publishing. The series is
      also for download at CTA
      <https://publications.cta.int/en/publications/series/agrodoks-en/>,
      but no longer available for free download at Agromisa
      <https://www.agromisa.org/product-category/series-agrodok/>. The
      series consists of about 50 high-quality books about agricultural topics,
      with a focus on the tropics.
      - Small farms library 4
      <http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library.html>: 60 books about
      small-scale agriculture, all available online and hosted by Journey to
      Forever
      - Small farm resources: General
      <http://journeytoforever.org/farm_link3.html>
      - Small farm resources: Back to the land – a 140-year trend 3
      <http://journeytoforever.org/farm_link1.html>
      - Appropriate technology resources
      <http://journeytoforever.org/at_link.html> (mostly offline books)
      - Appropriate technology resources: Agriculture
      <http://journeytoforever.org/at_linkag.html> (mostly offline books)
      - Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA): publications and books
      <http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/VITAlist.html> (mostly
      offline books)
      - … and several more, as basically all pages of that site contain
      some book reviews
   18.

   *E-Pustakalaya 1 <http://www.pustakalaya.org/>.* The best digital
   library project in Nepal. Contains mostly English works. Most books are not
   part of any collection or other index lists, so the best option is to go
   through everything 1
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/en/search/?page=1&searchIn=all>.
   19.

   *Hesperian Health Guides 2 <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/>.*
   An organization that specializes in producing medical books for use in
   low-infrastructure regions (“development countries”). They are often
   translated in multiple languages, and often they provide the English
   version for free to read online and in PDF form. All of these freely
   available books have been included in the “complete library” list below as
   of 2018-12-17.
   20.

   *Self-Sufficiency-Guide e-books 8
   <http://www.self-sufficiency-guide.com/eBooks.html>.* Small (5-50 pages
   mostly) e-books about various aspects of self-sufficient energy, water and
   gardening.
   21.

   *WikiBooks <https://en.wikibooks.org/>.* Wikipedia-affiliated project to
   create original, open content licensed e-books. Most of the ~3000 books are
   far from being finished, but probably 20-50 of them will be worthwhile
   considering. Start with the list of books by subject 1
   <https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Subject:Books_by_subject>.
   22.

   *Village Earth Appropriate Technology Library 3
   <https://www.villageearth.org/home-2/resources/appropriate-technology-library/>
   (offline).* Consists of 1050 books on a USB thumbdrive, for 69 USD. The
   online checkout is broken at the moment, both here 3
   <https://www.villageearth.org/home-2/resources/appropriate-technology-library/>
   and here
   <http://landing.villageearth.org/appropriate-technology/appropriate-technology-library>
   (2018-06). All contained books are listed in the Appropriate Technology
   Sourcebook
   <http://landing.villageearth.org/appropriate-technology/appropriate-technology-sourcebook>,
   and the version on Appropedia <http://www.appropedia.org/AT_Sourcebook>
   sometimes has links to online versions of these works. Other works might be
   available through the collections above that are freely available online,
   so it is not (yet) clear how much “exclusive” content one would get when
   purchasing. To be checked.
   23.

   *FAO Documents <http://www.fao.org/publications/en/>.* English documents
   by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Mostly
   high-level / abstract material, but some will be of direct practical use.
   In late 2018, about 30,000 documents were available from here 1
   <http://www.fao.org/documents>, but the publication search has since
   undergone a rework and only includes ~1400 documents, starting from 2008.
   This excludes many older, valuable books (example
   <http://www.fao.org/3/q4960e/q4960e06.htm>, from around 1983
   <http://www.fao.org/3/q4960e/q4960e06.htm#further%20reading>). These
   other documents are still publicly accessible but have to be searched in
   other ways, including via Google and “hidden” lists of publications on the
   FAO website. Such lists include:
   - FAO Forestry Papers 1 <http://www.fao.org/forestry/58718/en/>, a
      series of 181 papers on forestry topics
   24.

   *United Nations Information Centre Kathmandu <http://un.info.np/>.* A
   digital repository of ca. 10,000 documents about the work of UN in Nepal.
   Most are short or abstract documents, but there will be some gems for
   direct use in a library like this.
   25.

   *Smithsonian Libraries: Books Online 2
   <https://library.si.edu/books-online>.* All the free-to-read books from
   the Smithsonian Libraries. However, they simply embed the Internet Archive
   reader for all these works, and do not offer any better search option,
   download formats or meta info. So we will better simply link to The
   Internet Archive in these cases.
   26.

   *Hardcopy-only works and paid e-books.* These works are not directly
   useful for the library, as licence issues prohibit their distribution.
   However, we might be able to negotiate an open content licence, and
   otherwise can use these works to create own works with information provided
   in them.
   27.

   *Free Google Play E-Books 1
   <https://play.google.com/store/books/collection/20:search_cluster:5?clp=ogEUCgpmcmVlIGJvb2tzGAEqAggAMAU%3D:S:ANO1ljKeTCg>.*
   This is currently the worst collection, containing mostly trash romance
   literature and not a single work relevant for autarky (the closest
is Smoothie
   Recipes
   <https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anthony_Anholt_Smoothie_Recipes?id=wu2jBQAAQBAJ>
[image:
   :laughing:]). However, this library is well integrated into every
   Android phone via the Google Play app, so it might be a good idea to
   *publish* open content works of the Autarky Library there if we create
   or convert them some time in the future.
   28.

   *Special mention: 405 free books about permaculture and agroecology 2
   <https://www.agroalimentando.com/nota.php?id_nota=3979> (Spanish).* All
   these books are in Spanish, but if you understand Spanish or perhaps use
   automatic translation, the collection will be highly valuable.

3. Selected Works

The “selected works” below are the books we recommend to read, download and
store offline in your personal “autarky library”. It is a fraction of the
complete library list in the chapter afterwards, and each work is linked
into that full list for additional information such as publishing metadata,
a short description, a review etc…

*Requirements for inclusion.*

   - only books in English language (we’ll make an exception for
   exceptional works though)
   - only books that are free to download
   - only the best and most up-to-date book about each subject
   - avoiding overlap between works as much as possible

*Specification-only entries.* In addition, some selected works are only
specifications – means, we could not yet determine any freely available
e-book that could fill this spot. These items can be recognized by starting
with “(spec)” and not having a linked title.

*Progress marker.* The “complete library” list has been processed up to and
including item no. 399 for inclusion of works into this “Selected Works”
list.
3.1. Introduction, Multi-topic works

   - (spec) Bootstrapping an Autarkic Village (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])
   - (2.) The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-2>
   - (3.) The Encyclopedia of Country Living
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-3>
   - (7.) The Farmers’ Handbook
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-7>
   - (9.) U.S. Army Survival Manual (Field Manual No. 21-76)
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-9>
   - (41.) SAS Survival Guide
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-41>
   - (4.) Teknologi Kampungan
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-4>
   - (6.) One Hundred and One Technologies - From the South for the South
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-6>
   - (1.) Village Technology Handbook
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-1>
   - (476.) EarthOS
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-476>
   ([image: :bulb:] This is something special: I wrote this book myself.
   Not really finished yet, though.)
   - (spec) Autarkic Urbanism (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Government Evasion (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Ideas for Local Autarky (details [image: :speech_balloon:])

3.2. Housing, General Construction

   - (29.) Low-cost Housing Project: Integrated housing development program
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-29>
   - (123.) Rural Architecture
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-123>
   - (386.) Materials, design, construction, and equipment of farm buildings
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-386>
   - (373.) Building stone, lathing, plastering, and tiling, common
   brickwork, ornamental brickwork and terra cotta, lighting fixtures, use and
   design of lighting fixtures, architectural design
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-373>
   - (247.) Modern Masonry Natural Stone and Clay Products
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-247>
   - (spec) Basics of Natural Building (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (319.) Handbook for building homes of earth
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-319>
   - (326.) Bamboo as a building material
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-326>
   - (392.) How to insulate homes and farm buildings
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-392>
   - (320.) Basics of Concrete
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-320>
   - (50.) A Practical Treatise on Concrete and how to Make it: With
   Observations on the Use of Cements, Limes and Mortars
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-50>

3.3. Water Supply, Wastewater Management

   - (21.) Source Book of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater
   Augmentation in Latin America and the Caribbean
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-21>
   - (12.) To Catch the Rain
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-12>
   - (22.) Simple Solar Still for the Production of Distilled Water
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-22>
   - (37.) Dry Composting Latrines in Guatemala
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-37>
   - (263.) Prospects for Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-263>
   - (280.) Slow sand filter maintenance : costs and effects on water
   quality
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-280>
   - (281.) Well drilling
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-281>
   - (337.) Rural water/sanitation projects : selected technical fact
   sheets from Water for the World, USAID
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-337>

3.4. Ecology, Forestry, Orchards

   - (345.) Reforestation in arid lands
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-345>
   - (83.) Tree Crops: A Permanent agriculture
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-83>
   - (124.) Apple Growing
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-124>
   - (148.) The Apple
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-148>
   - (249.) Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-249>
   - (spec) The Essential Permaculture Manual
   - (spec) The Complete Agroforestry Manual
   - (spec) The Agroecology Manual (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Ecosystem Restoration Manual (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Local Solutions for a Changing Climate (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])

3.5. Farming, Foraging Soil science and fertilizers

   - (86.) Soil Fertility and Animal Health
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-86>
   - (335.) A Manual on conservation of soil and water
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-335>
   - (358.) Soil and water conservation for small farm development in the
   tropics
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-358>
   - (294.) The Bommer method, for the manufacture of a superior quality of
   manure; both from vegetable and mineral substances, with strict economy and
   great dispatch. Further showing the best mode of preparing vegetable and
   mineral composts, and a diversity of processes
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-301>
   - (spec) Using Biochar (details [image: :speech_balloon:])

Vegetable and grain gardening

   - (349.) Traditional field crops
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-349>
   - (252.) Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-252>
   - (256.) Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
   and South Asia
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-256>
   - (287.) Vegetable forcing
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-287>
   - (289.) Starting early vegetable and flowering plants under glass,
   including details of construction, heating and operation of small
   greenhouses, sash-houses, hotbeds, cold frames, etc. for the amateur and
   commercial grower
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-289>
   - (332.) Rice production : a training manual and field guide to
   small-farm irrigated rice production
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-332>

Pest control

   - (286.) Vegetable gardeners’ handbook on insects and diseases
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-286>
   - (168.) Field Mice as Farm and Orchard Pests
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-168>
   - (248.) Insect-Pest Management and Control
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-248>
   - (257.) Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New
   Century
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-257>
   - (391.) Insect pests of farm, garden and orchard
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-391>

Animal Husbandry

   - (153.) Domestic Animals
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-153>
   - (92). Common Diseases of Farm Animals
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-92>
   - (341.) A complete handbook on backyard and commercial rabbit production
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-341>
   - (348.) Practical poultry raising
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-348>
   - (365.) Productive swine husbandry
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-365>
   - (328.) Utilization and construction of pit silos
   - (346.) Animal traction
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-346>
   - (343.) Small scale beekeeping
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-343>
   - (363.) Beekeeping; a discussion of the life of the honeybee and of the
   production of honey
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-363>
   - (243.) Beekeeping Training For Farmers In The Himalayas : Resource
   Manual For Trainers
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-243>
   - (151.) Fur Farming
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-151>

Other farming topics

   - (161.) Farm Mechanics : Machinery and its Use to Save Hand Labor on
   the Farm
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-161>
   - (244.) Lost Crops of Africa
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-244>
   - (245.) Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with
   Promise for Worldwide Cultivation
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-245>
   - (270.) The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise: Its Habitat and its Time of
   Growth
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-270>
   - (276.) Toadstools, mushrooms, Fungi, edible and poisonous; one
   thousand American Fungi; how to select and cook the edible; how to
   distinguish and avoid the poisonous, with full botanic descriptions
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-276>
   - (384.) Note-book of agricultural facts and figures for farmers and
   farm students
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-384>

3.6. Food Processing, Cooking

   - (spec) Building a Great Kitchen from Scratch (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])
   - (394.) Home and farm food preservation
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-394>
   - (68.) Drying Fruits and Vegetables in the Home: With Recipes for
   Cooking
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-68>
   - (80.) Vegetable and Fruit Dehydration: A Manual for Plant Operators
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-80>
   - (69.) Preservation of Vegetables by Fermentation and Salting
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-69>
   - (193.) USDA Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1438: Making Fermented Pickles
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-193>
   - (72.) Home Canning of Fruits, Vegetables and Meats
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-72>
   - (302.) The book for all households; or, The art of preserving animal
   and vegetable substances for many years
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-302>
   - (232.) Home and farm preparation of pickles
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-232>
   - (233.) Home and farm preparation of vinegar
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-233>
   - (344.) Small farm grain storage
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-344>
   - (385.) Milk pasteurization on the small farm or in the home
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-385>
   - (390.) Making and storing farm butter for home use
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-390>
   - (spec) Nutrition Kompendium for Self-Supply Farmers (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])

3.7. Energy

   - (17.) Zig Zag Collector – Manual on the construction of a solar water
   heater
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-17>
   - (20.) Solar Water Heaters in Nepal
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-20>
   - (25.) Wind rotor blade construction
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-25>
   - (28.) Biogas digest
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-28>
   - (318.) Chinese biogas digester : a potential model for small-scale,
   rural applications : a manual for construction and operation
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-318>
   - (31.) Engines for Biogas
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-31>
   - (32.) Low cost charcoal gasifiers for rural energy supply
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-32>
   - (137.) Electricity for the farm
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-137>
   - (185.) A Practical Handbook on the Distillation of Alcohol from Farm
   Products
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-185>
   - (267.) A woodstove compendium
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-267>
   - (spec) Photovoltaics Installation Manual (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])

3.8. Information Technology, Education

   - (spec) Village Internet Manual (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (336.) TEFL/TESL, teaching English as a foreign or second language
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-336>
   - (spec) Autodidactic English Language Learning
   - (342.) Accounting for the micro business : a teaching manual
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-342>
   - (397.) Practical methods of weather analysis and prognoses
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-397>
   - (spec) How to Solve Every Problem (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Digital Security Manual

3.9. Hygiene, Medicine, Pharmacy

   - (8.) Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness Medicine
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-8>
   - (135.) Health on the Farm
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-135>
   - (65.) Practical Pharmacy: the Arrangements, Apparatus, and
   Manipulations, of the Pharmaceutical Shop and Laboratory
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-65>
   - (162.) A new family herbal; or, A history and description of all the
   British and foreign plants which are useful to man
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-62>
   - (121.) The House Fly and How to Suppress It
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-121>
   - (154.) Methods of Destroying Rats
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-154>
   - (126.) The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-126>
   - (159.) Chlorination of Water
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-159>
   - (334.) Preparation for childbirth : a health workers manual
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-334>
   - (361.) Shaving Made Easy: What the Man Who Shaves Ought to Know
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-361>
   - (477.) The Bathroom
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-477>
   - (spec) The Complete Guide to Physiotherapy
   - (spec) Open Source Birth Control (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Air Cleaning Manual
   - (spec) Building a Hospital (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Making Your Own Bodycare Products
   - (spec) The Book of Poisons (details [image: :speech_balloon:])

3.10. Transportation

   - (47.) The Constructions of Roads and Streets
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-47>
   - (10.) Bridges To Prosperity Bridge Builder Manual
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-10>
   - (11.) Footbridges – A Manual for Construction at Community and
   District Level
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-11>
   - (53.) Appleby’s Illustrated Handbook of Machinery. Section I. – Prime
   Movers
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-53>
   - (54.) Appleby’s Illustrated Handbook of Machinery. Section II. –
   Hoisting machinery
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-54>
   - (spec) Constructing Bicycles and Cargo Bicycles (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])

3.11. Handicrafts

   - (spec) Life Hacks Kompendium (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (13.) Stone: An Introduction
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-13>
   - (14.) The self-reliant potter: Refractories and kilns
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-14>
   - (40.) Small-Scale Manufacture of Footwear
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-40>
   - (114.) Knots, Splices and Rope Work
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-114>
   - (132.) Vegetable Dyes
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-132>
   - (196.) A Book on Vegetable Dyes
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-196>
   - (224.) Garment dyeing and cleaning: a practical book for practical men
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-224>
   - (177.) The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-177>
   - (178.) The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-178>
   - (314.) Practical basket making
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-314>
   - (315.) Indian basketry
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-315>
   - (spec) Electronics Repair (details [image: :speech_balloon:])

3.12. Woodworking, Metalworking, CNC Machines

   - (369.) Woodworking : a book of tools, materials, and processes for the
   handyman
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-369>
   - (377.) A manual for hand woodworking
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-377>
   - (379.) Machine woodworking
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-379>
   - (38.) Carpentry for Vocational Schools - A Teacher’s handbook
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-38>
   - (355.) Farm woodwork
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-355>
   - (17.) How to Make Tools
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-17>
   - (376.) Metalworking; a book of tools, materials, and processes for the
   handyman
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-376>
   - (371.) Drilling ; Lathe work ; Boring-mill work ; Working chilled iron
   ; Bench, vise, and floor work ; Erecting
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-371>
   - (329.) Welding : Maryland state instructional guide
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-329>
   - (351.) Basic techniques of blacksmithing : a manual for trainers
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-351>
   - (353.) Farm blacksmithing
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-353>
   - (354.) Farm mechanics text and handbook
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-354>
   - (381.) Wood working, wood turning, patternmaking, green-sand molding,
   core making, dry-sand and loam work, cupola practice, mixing cast iron
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-381>
   - (spec) The Complete Guide to FDM 3D Printing (details [image:
   :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) Your Own CNC Mill (details [image: :speech_balloon:])

3.13. Chemical Production

   - (58.) Handbook of Chemistry
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-58>
   - (59.) A Handbook of Chemical Manipulation
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-59>
   - (61.) A Handbook of Chemical Technology
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-61>
   - (278.) A short course in qualitative chemical analysis
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-278>
   - (300.) A Description and history of vegetable substances used in the
   arts, and in domestic economy
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-300>
   - (291.) Profitable plants; a description of the principal articles of
   vegetable origin used for food, clothing, tanning, dyeing, building,
   medicine, perfumery, etc.
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-291>
   - (284.) Vegetable gums and resins
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-284>
   - (303.) Animal and vegetable oils, fats, & waxes, their manufacture,
   refining, and analysis, including the manufacture of candles, margarine,
   and butter; a practical treatise
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-303>
   - (310.) The story of an ancient art, from the earliest adhesives to
   vegetable glue
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-310>

3.14. Sociology, Philosophy, Big Questions

   - (spec) Practical Anarchy (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) You are Part of The Planet (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) The Autarky Solution (details [image: :speech_balloon:])
   - (spec) The Big Questions (details [image: :speech_balloon:])

4. Complete Library

In no particular order. New works are simply added to the bottom and get a
new number. This way, the number can be used as an identifier / reading
list marker, including in links from the “Selected Works” section above.

   1.

   *Village Technology Handbook 35
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/410/02-64.pdf>.* 441 pages. Very
   good book covering all aspects of village life. Includes for example
   detailed instructions and machinery construction plans for manual well
   drilling. Paper based versions, including cheap book-on-demand reprints
   from India, are available here 2
   <https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/village-technology-handbook/>
   .
   2.

   *The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency 82
   <http://files.diydharma.org/other/John_Seymour-The_Complete_Book_of_Self_Sufficiency.pdf>*.
   1976. 258 pages. This book is said to be the standard work that
   “practically invented modern sustainable living”. Covers all aspects of
   farming and home production. Machines and tools proposed are usually
   DIY-producable, as nearly none of them are electrical.
   3.

   *The Encyclopedia of Country Living 27
   <http://files.diydharma.org/other/Carla%20Emery%20-%20The%20Encyclopedia%20of%20Country%20Living,%20Updated%209th%20Ed%20%282003%29.pdf>.*
   1994. 895 pages. A very complete book. Not going too much into details, but
   covering everything sufficiently in “encyclopedic fashion”.
   4.

   *Teknologi Kampungan 17
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/410/02-60.pdf>.* Very interesting
   collection of indigenous Indonesian technologies, including farm machinery
   etc…
   5.

   *Con Nuestros Propios Esfuerzos 7
   <http://www.technologicaldisobedience.com/2016/05/16/book-con-nuestros-propios-esfuerzos-verde-olivo-cuba-1992/>.*
   An ingenious book with all the hacks from Cuba’s Special Period 1
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Period>. The link shows page
   previews; there is a large (180 MiB) PDF version here 3
   <https://we.riseup.net/assets/198729/Con-Nuestros-Propios-Esfuerzos.pdf>,
   and smaller (35 MiB) ones here 1
   <http://cubamaterial.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Con-Nuestros-Propios-Esfuerzos-reduced.pdf>
   and here 1
   <http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/book/Con-Nuestros-Propios-Esfuerzos.pdf>.
   The large version is the highest-quality version I could find on the web,
   but the quality is still miserable and not really better than in the
   smaller files.
   6.

   *One Hundred and One Technologies - From the South for the South 27
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/APPRTECH/ID141E/EN/B687.HTM>.*
   7.

   *The Farmers’ Handbook 23
   <https://permaculturenews.org/2010/01/06/farmers-handbook/>.* A complete
   permaculture manual by Chris Evans and Jakob Jespersen. Written for Nepal
   but applicable worldwide. Available in English and Nepali, with the Nepali
   version available only in print.
   8.

   *Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness Medicine 15
   <http://files.diydharma.org/other/Comprehenive_Guide_to_Wilderness_Medicine.pdf>.*
   105 pages.
   9.

   *U.S. Army Survival Manual (Field Manual No. 21-76) 24
   <http://www.bits.de/NRANEU/others/amd-us-archive/FM21-76%2892%29.pdf>.*
   646 pages. Great content, though not all wartime survival knowledge is
   relevant for autarkic living of course. Also available in individual
   PDFs per chapter 2 <http://www.equipped.com/fm21-76.htm>.
   10.

   *Bridges To Prosperity Bridge Builder Manual 9
   <https://bridgestoprosperity.org/bridgebuildermanual/>.* 2017. Fifth
   edition. Available for free download after filling a form. Very good
   content that walks through the process of designing and building a foot
   passenger suspension bridge 3
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspension_bridge> with a maximum length
   of about 50 m.
   11.

   *Footbridges – A Manual for Construction at Community and District Level
   10
   <https://www.bridgetochina.org.hk/download/it_transport_manual_part1.pdf>.*
   12.

   *To Catch the Rain 18 <http://www.tocatchtherain.org/>.* About rainwater
   harvesting. The book is open content but you need to enter your email
   address to get it 2 <http://www.tocatchtherain.org/get-it-free/>.
   13.

   *Stone: An Introduction 14
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/440/33-807.pdf>.* 149 pages. with
   everything you ever wanted and didn’t want to know about using stone as a
   building material, how to work it etc…
   14.

   *The self-reliant potter: Refractories and kilns 15
   <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=27016000>.* Very thorough instructions for
   building and using kilns to fire earthenware.
   15.

   *Small scale production of lime for building 9
   <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=26956000>.* Plans for a plant that can
   produce up to 14 tons of lime per day. Lime can be used as a replacement
   for portland cement in building.
   16.

   *Project and Stove Design for Large Scale Cooking in Developing
   Countries – A Guide Book 8 <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=30417000>.*
   17.

   *How to Make Tools 32
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_VE/BIG/28-721.pdf>.* 58 pages.
   A nearly primitivist approach as it starts with making a hammer and then
   bootstrapping everything else with that. Also available from Hathi Trust
   1 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328900>.
   18.

   *Basic Sewing Machine Repair 9
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_VE/BIG/33-774.pdf>.* 68 pages.
   19.

   *Zig Zag Collector – Manual on the construction of a solar water heater
   20 <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_OTHER/BIG/zigzag.pdf>.* 50
   pages. A high-quality document.
   20.

   *Solar Water Heaters in Nepal 9
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/431/23-560.pdf>.* With plans for
   building them. Second edition, 1990.
   21.

   *Source Book of Alternative Technologies for Freshwater Augmentation in
   Latin America and the Caribbean 6
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/HDLHTML/ATWTR002/EN/BEGIN.HTM>.*
   Covers interesting topics like artificial recharge of aquifers
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/HDLHTML/ATWTR002/EN/CH18.HTM>
and underground
   dams <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/HDLHTML/ATWTR002/EN/CH34.HTM>,
   which allow to create springs and wells in semi-arid areas.
   22.

   *Simple Solar Still for the Production of Distilled Water 7
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_VE/SMALL/16-374.pdf>.* 1965. 9
   pages. Can produce ca. 3 l per day with an area of 120×50 cm.
   23.

   *Solar distillation 6
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/GATE_DL/ENV/W11E_00/EN/index.htm>.*
   1993. 8 pages. Introduction about solar stills, producing about 2-3 liter
   per m² and day from saline water.
   24.

   *Village Electrification 6
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/APPRTECH/SK24VE/EN/B1709.HTM>.*
   25.

   *Wind rotor blade construction 17
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/ITDG/BLADES/EN/index.htm>.* 27 pages.
   26.

   *Solar panel testing and repair 3
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_OTHER/SMALL/Solar%20panel%20testing%20and%20repail...By%20Donald%20Koehler.PDF>.*
   27.

   *Supplement Energy for Rural Development 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=TnwrAAAAYAAJ>.* Not too much in-depth,
   but offers quite some inspirations because it touches what they considered
   innovations and “future technology” in 1981. Can be downloaded as PDF. Also
   available as PDF from National Academic Press 1
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/19665>.
   28.

   *Biogas digest.* A multi-volume work about local biogas production,
   containing:
   - Volume I: Biogas Basics 7 <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=32314000>
      - Volume II: Biogas - application and product development 3
      <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=32315000>
      - Volume III: Biogas - costs and benefits and biogas - programme
      implementation 3 <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=32316000>
      - Volume IV: Biogas - country reports 3
      <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=32317000>
   29.

   *Low-cost Housing Project: Integrated housing development program.* How
   to build quality houses in Ethiopia at a low cost. Includes detailed plans
   for integrating a separating composting toilet, electrical installation
   etc… Consists of multiple volumes:
   - Volume I: Management manual 8 <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=34459000>
      - Volume II: Urban considerations 2
      <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=34464000>
      - Volume III: Technology considerations 2
      <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=34460000>
      - Technical manual; Volume I 5 <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=34462000>
      - Technical manual; Volume II 2 <https://mia.giz.de/qlink/ID=34463000>
   30.

   *How to Install a Polyethylene Biogas Plant 3
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_HTM/Plastic_bag_digester/INDEX.htm>.*
   31.

   *Engines for Biogas 8
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/APPRTECH/G36ENE/EN/B512.HTM>.*
   1988. 133 pages. Covers the conversion of both diesel and petrol engines to
   biogas fuel.
   32.

   *Low cost charcoal gasifiers for rural energy supply 9
   <http://www.nzdl.org/gsdlmod?a=d&c=hdl&d=HASH515df85fea2810226c889c>.*
   Plans for a ferrocement based gasifier that can drive a combustion engine.
   33.

   *How to Dry Fruits and Vegetables 4
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_VE/SMALL/07-272.pdf>.* 1970’s
   or 1980’s. 15 pages.
   34.

   *Solar Drying Technology for Food Preservation 2
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/GATE_DL/ENERGY/E014E_02/EN/index.htm>.*
   2001. 8 pages.
   35.

   *Solar Drying 1
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/ITDG/SOLRDRY/EN/index.htm>.* 5 pages.
   36.

   *The Household Cyclopedia of General Information 2
   <http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/The_Household_Cyclopedia_of_General_Information/>.*
   1881. 300 articles about everything around the household and farm.
   37.

   *Dry Composting Latrines in Guatemala 8
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/JF/JF_VE/SMALL/17-404.pdf>.*
   38.

   *Carpentry for Vocational Schools - A Teacher’s handbook 6
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/WOODWORK/GTZ006E/EN/B137.HTM>.*
   252 pages.
   39.

   *Re-Cycled Bicycle Trailer Construction Guide 1.0 8
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/ITDG/BIKETRAI/EN/index.htm>.* Plans
   for creating a bicycle trailer from parts of bicycle frames etc…
   40.

   *Small-Scale Manufacture of Footwear 15
   <http://www.fastonline.org/CD3WD_40/CD3WD/APPRTECH/H2381E/EN/B986.HTM>.*
   228 pages.
   41.

   *SAS Survival Guide 16
   <http://files.diydharma.org/other/SAS_Survival_Guide.pdf>.* A wilderness
   survival manual by a former trainer of the Special Air Service, a unit of
   the British Army.
   42.

   *Musings of a Man in Black: Prometheus 5
   <http://files.diydharma.org/other/Musings_Of_A_Man_In_Black-Prometheus.pdf>.*
   A piece of survivalist literature, dealing with “the coming collapse”.
   Treats survival kits, carrying equipment and radio communications. Licenced
   under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>.
   43.

   *The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch 7
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=MCNGAgAAQBAJ> (offline).* Parts
   available online via Google Books.
   44.

   *Five Acres and Independence: A Practical Guide to the Selection and
   Management of the Small Farm 6
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=cLN38bXsRNIC> (offline).* 1940. 397
   pages. A book covering all aspects of a self-sufficient small farm.
   45.

   *Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre 6
   <https://www.amazon.com/dp/1602399840> (offline).* Mentioned as the
   inspiration of the even more extreme “dense farming” practices of The
   Urban Homestead 1 <http://urbanhomestead.org>, which they consequently
   call “micro farming”.
   46.

   *Books by John Seymour 6
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Seymour_%28author%29#Bibliography>
   (offline).* He was an early author of the self-sufficiency movement,
   starting to write in the 1960s about this topic.
   47.

   *The Constructions of Roads and Streets 8
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=uq43AAAAMAAJ>.* 1877. 345 pages.
   48.

   *A Practical Treatise on Mill-gearing, Wheels, Shafts, Riggers 8
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=Wic1AAAAMAAJ>.* 1877. 120 pages.
   Discusses how to build a windmill / watermill to do mechanical work.
   49.

   *Manual of mining tools, illustrated by an atlas 1
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=ZjYDAAAAQAAJ>.* 1871. Ca. 220 pages.
   Discusses mostly manual tools for artisanal mining.
   50.

   *A Practical Treatise on Concrete and how to Make it: With Observations
   on the Use of Cements, Limes and Mortars 4
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=kHYOAAAAYAAJ>.* 1869. 108 pages.
   51.

   *The Practical American Millwright and Miller 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=Uh9DAAAAIAAJ>.* 1870. 423 pages.
   52.

   *An Elementary Handbook of Applied Mechanics 3
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=UzcDAAAAQAAJ>.* 1873. 149 pages.
   Discusses the production of raw metals, mechanical laws, and simple
   mechanical devices. Not much in-depth though.
   53.

   *Appleby’s Illustrated Handbook of Machinery. Section I. – Prime Movers
   7 <https://books.google.de/books?id=IFdDAAAAIAAJ>.* 1877. 78 pages.
   54.

   *Appleby’s Illustrated Handbook of Machinery. Section II. – Hoisting
   machinery 6 <https://books.google.de/books?id=IVZDAAAAIAAJ>.* 1877. 162
   pages. Very interesting because all these lifting devices are quite
   low-tech.
   55.

   *Handbook for Battery Energy Storage in Photovoltaic Power Systems
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=mcL3P6x7xTcC>.* 1979. 131 pages.
   Discusses lead-acid and nickel-cadmium batteries. Lead-acid batteries have
   not progressed much since 1979, so it might still be applicable.
   56.

   *The handbook for midwives 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=VCIDAAAAQAAJ>.* 1872. 151 pages.
   Obviously not to be followed as it is, as medicine has progressed a lot
   since then. However, so far this is the only book on the subject we have …
   57.

   *Handbook of Chemistry, for School and Home Use 1
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=TpwIAAAAIAAJ>.* 1869. 205 pages.
   Includes a discussion of the elements, of distillation and fermentation.
   Probably not too useful, as when processes have to be developed this is not
   enough in-depth, and obviously omits modern chemical processes. Still,
   sometimes the older ones are better for small-scale operations.
   58.

   *Handbook of Chemistry 7
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=oA8AAAAAQAAJ>.* 1861. Ca. 530 pages.
   Very in-depth, potentially of good use.
   59.

   *A Handbook of Chemical Manipulation 5
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=JQ0uAAAAYAAJ>.* 1857. 580 pages. Very
   nice, as it discusses not so much chemical reactions but lab equipment and
   how to make it.
   60.

   *The handbook of turning 3
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=4wcuAG733z4C>.* 1842. 225 pages.
   Available in EPUB and PDF formats for downlod (not just PDF as most other
   Google Books). Something more concise and in-depth would be desirable, but
   this is a good start.
   61.

   *A Handbook of Chemical Technology 3
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=G0Q3AAAAMAAJ>.* 1872. 745 pages. Very
   in-depth, detailing all the processes available in the chemical industry of
   the time, at a technology level that is achievable in autarkic settings.
   62.

   *A new family herbal; or, A history and description of all the British
   and foreign plants which are useful to man 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=oKJgAAAAcAAJ>.* 1870. 439 pages.
   Obviously, extreme care and diligent research has to be exerted before
   trying any herbal preparations of times before modern medicine. So this is
   more a basis for research and not a manual, though some gems are in it for
   sure.
   63.

   *The New Family Herbal: Comprising a Description, and the Medical
   Virtues of British and Foreign Plants, Etc.
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=tw5hAAAAcAAJ>.* Very similar to the
   one just above. The same precautions apply.
   64.

   *Culpeper’s Complete Herbal
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=234fAAAAYAAJ>.* 1816. 398 pages. Even
   older than the works above, so be even more careful.
   65.

   *Practical Pharmacy: the Arrangements, Apparatus, and Manipulations, of
   the Pharmaceutical Shop and Laboratory 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=miHrAAAAMAAJ>.* 1849. 390 pages.
   66.

   *A Manual of Vegetable Plants: Containing the Experiences of the Author
   in Starting All Those Kinds of Vegetables which are Most Difficult for a
   Novice to Produce from Seeds 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=hMtEAAAAIAAJ>.* 1877. 102 pages.
   Available in EPUB and PDF format.
   67.

   *Canning Vegetables in the Home 1
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=lL6O6xUz8mIC>.* 1909. 16 pages.
   68.

   *Drying Fruits and Vegetables in the Home: With Recipes for Cooking 5
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=--mLj_11SvgC>.* 1917. 29 pages. With
   many illustrations of driers, and instructions how to build them.
   69.

   *Preservation of Vegetables by Fermentation and Salting 6
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=SiaLKoKmrFgC>.* 1917. 15 pages.
   70.

   *Control of Diseases and Insect Enemies of the Home Vegetable Garden
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=iIcoAAAAYAAJ>.* 1917. 72 pages.
   Contains many natural remedies, but also instructions for mixing pesticides
   that seem *very* bad (“Bordeaux
   mixture combined with lead arsenate”). So only use the natural ones …
   71.

   *Diseases and insects of garden vegetables 1
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=lSVPG0nRLaUC>.* 1937. 58 pages. Again,
   natural remedies and chemical concoctions. Better only use the natural ones.
   72.

   *Home Canning of Fruits, Vegetables and Meats 3
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=YSqlJsvR44kC>.* 1942. 48 pages.
   73.

   *Pepper Production, Disease and Insect Control
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=41IKk112lFMC>.* 1959. 34 pages.
   74.

   *A Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook on Insects and Diseases. 1946
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=So_qB-D8Uv4C>.* 30 pages.
   75.

   *Vitamin and Mineral Values of Vegetables as Served in an Army Mess 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=DBsuAAAAYAAJ>.* 1947. 18 pages. Some
   interesting knowledge on simple analysis methods, and some interesting data
   points (“potatoes lost 50% of vitamin C during boiling, mashed potatoes
   lose more than 80%”).
   76.

   *Home vegetable gardening: in the central and high plains and mountain
   valleys 2 <https://books.google.de/books?id=9XRIMHxdGuAC>.* 1949. 98
   pages.
   77.

   *Vegetable Gardeners’ Handbook on Insects and Diseases
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=ghouAAAAYAAJ>.* 1951. 30 pages.
   78.

   *Sustainable production of fresh-market tomatoes and other summer
   vegetables with organic mulches 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=OtDkxZwe1XYC>.* 1997. 23 pages.
   79.

   *The Home Vegetable Garden 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=_N4ybtu2TCYC>.* 1906. 47 pages.
   Includes planting times, cultivation hints, and a section on home gardening
   tools.
   80.

   *Vegetable and Fruit Dehydration: A Manual for Plant Operators 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=2icuAAAAYAAJ>.* 1944. 218 pages. Very
   useful, in-depth document.
   81.

   *The Kitchen Gardener’s Instructor 2
   <https://books.google.de/books?id=y3IYAAAAYAAJ>.* 1836. 128 pages.
   82.

   *Wild Apples 3
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/0/6/4066>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 4066.
   83.

   *Tree Crops: A Permanent agriculture 11
   <https://soilandhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/01aglibrary/010175.tree%20crops.pdf>.*
   1929. 400 pages. Said to be one of the best works on agroforestry and
   forest farming.
   84.

   *Three Acres and Liberty 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/5/0/4509/4509.txt>.*
   1907. Project Gutenberg text no. 4509. Also available from Soil & Health
   Library <http://soilandhealth.org/book/three-acres-and-liberty/> in a
   1922 edition.
   85.

   *The Farm That Won’t Wear Out 3
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/5/2/4525/4525.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 4525.
   86.

   *Soil Fertility and Animal Health 3
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/soil-fertility-and-animal-health/>.* A
   very substantial work discussing nutrient cycles in grasslands and their
   implications fr animal health (and by extension, for human health). This is
   by one opinionated author and contains original research and some
   assumptions, so don’t take it as the consolidated opinion of scientists but
   as a great inspiration for solving local problems.
   87.

   *Dry-Farming 7
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/9/2/4924/4924.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 4924.
   88.

   *Factors Of Soil Formation: A System of Quantitative Pedology 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/factors-of-soil-formation-a-system-of-quantitative-pedology/>.*
   1941. 191 pages. Said to be one of the best books about soil buildup.
   89.

   *Farmers of Forty Centuries 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/3/5/5350/5350.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 5350.
   90.

   *Home Vegetable Gardening
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/7/1/2/7123/7123-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 7123. Also partially available on WikiSource
   <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Home_Vegetable_Gardening>, derived from
   the Project Gutenberg text (see 1
   <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Talk:Home_Vegetable_Gardening>), but
   with better formatting.
   91.

   *Dry Farming: Its principles and practice 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/dry-farming-its-principles-and-practice/>.*
   1909. 306 pages.
   92.

   *Common Diseases of Farm Animals 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/8/5/0/8502/8502.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 8502.
   93.

   *Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/1/0/9101/9101.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 9101.
   94.

   *Conquest of the Land Through Seven Thousand Years
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/conquest-of-the-land-through-seven-thousand-years/>.*
   1948. 32 pages. A survey of soil erosion worldwide, documenting how
   short-sighted human activity ruined most places that were once fertile. It
   asserts that, for example, the loss of agriculture from Roman times to
   today in Tunisia is due to loss of soil, not due to climate changes.
   95.

   *Manual of Gardening 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/5/5/9550/9550.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 9550.
   96.

   *Chemicals, Humus and the Soil
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/chemicals-humus-and-the-soil-1957-edition/>.*
   1957.
   97.

   *Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/6/2/9624/9624.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 9624.
   98.

   *Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 2
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/9/3/9935/9935.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 9935.
   99.

   *Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/9/3/9936/9936.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 9936.
   100.

   *Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/9/3/9937/9937.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 9937.
   101.

   *Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/9/9/3/9938/9938.txt>.*
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   *Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5
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   *A Training Manual For Soil Analysis Interpretation in Northern
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   *English Housewifery Exemplified 1
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   105.

   *Reform Cookery Book 4th edition
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   *Our Farm of Four Acres and the Money we Made by it 4
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   108.

   *The Biochar Revolution: Transforming Agriculture and the Environment
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   109.

   *Science in the Kitchen 1
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   110.

   *Fertility Pastures: Herbal leys as the basis of soil fertility and
   animal health
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   111.

   *Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine
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   *American Cookery 2
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   *Wildflowers of the Farm
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   *Knots, Splices and Rope Work 12
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   Gutenberg text no. 13510 2
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   *Water Supply: the Present Practice of Sinking and Boring Wells 2
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   *The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book 2
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   *The Whitehouse Cookbook 1887
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   *Cassell’s Vegetarian Cookery 1
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   *The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots
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   *The First Book of Farming 1
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   *The House Fly and How to Suppress It 2
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   1926. 16 pages. Project Gutenberg text no. 18050.
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   *Vaughan’s Vegetable Cook Book
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   *Rural Architecture 18
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   *Apple Growing 5
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   *The Field and Garden Vegetables of America 1
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   *The Handbook of Soap Manufacture 4
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   *A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes 1
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   *Gardening Indoors and Under Glass 2
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   *The accomplisht cook
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   *No Animal Food 5
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   *Farm drainage 1
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   *Vegetable Dyes
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   *The Apple-Tree 2
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   *The Cookery Blue Book 2
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   *Health on the Farm 1
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   *Village Improvements and Farm Villages
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   *Electricity for the farm 11
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   *The American Housewife
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   *All About Coffee
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   *A New Orchard And Garden 2
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   *The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including
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   *Canned Fruit, Preserves, and Jellies: Household Methods of Preparation
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   *Knots, Bends, Splices
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   *The Elements of Agriculture 2
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   *In-Door Gardening for Every Week in the Year 4
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   *The Cooking Manual of Practical Directions for Economical Every-Day
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   *Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:
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   *The Apple 2
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   *Rural Health and Welfare
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   *Theory and Practice, Applied to the Cultivation of the Cucumber in the
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   *Fur Farming 1
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   *Candy-Making Revolutionized 2
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   *Domestic Animals
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   *Methods of Destroying Rats 2
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   *A Course of Lectures on the Principles of Domestic Economy and Cookery
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   *Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks
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   *Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring
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   *The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper’s Guide
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   *Chlorination of Water 2
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   *Quantity Cookery
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   *Farm Mechanics : Machinery and its Use to Save Hand Labor on the Farm 4
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   *Farming with Dynamite 3
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   *Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation
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   *Miss Leslie’s New Cookery Book
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   *The Art of Cookery
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   166.

   *Paper-bag Cookery 1
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   *Soyer’s Culinary Campaign
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   168.

   *Field Mice as Farm and Orchard Pests
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   169.

   *Standard Paper-Bag Cookery 1
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   170.

   *The Protection of Fresh-Water Mussels
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   171.

   *The Laurel Health Cookery
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   *The Vegetable Garden: What, When and How to Plant
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   173.

   *Farm Engines and How to Run Them
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Guide and Index
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping 1
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Home Decoration
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft 2
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals 5
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out 1
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work 1
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Electricity and Its Everyday Uses 1
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   *The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming 2
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   *ABC of Vegetable Gardening
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   184.

   *Six Cups of Coffee 1
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   185.

   *A Practical Handbook on the Distillation of Alcohol from Farm Products
   3
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   186.

   *Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture 1
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   *The Gastronomic Regenerator
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   188.

   *Electric Transmission of Water Power
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   189.

   *Farmers’ Bulletin 1230 - Chimneys & Fireplaces 1
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   190.

   *Farmers’ Bulletin 1889 - Fireplaces and Chimneys
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   *USDOA Farmer’s Bulletin, No. 59, Bee Keeping
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   *Farmers’ Bulletin 447: Bees
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   *USDA Farmers’ Bulletin No. 1438: Making Fermented Pickles 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/8/7/2/48722/48722-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 48722.
   194.

   *Ten Acres Enough : A practical experience, showing how a very smal farm
   may be made to keep a very large family. With Extensive and Profitable
   Experience in the Cultivation of the Smaller Fruits
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/8/7/5/48753/48753-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 48753.
   195.

   *Marion Harland’s Cookery for Beginners
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/4/9/1/5/49155/49155-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 49155.
   196.

   *A Book on Vegetable Dyes 3
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/0/0/7/50079/50079-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 50079.
   197.

   *Mrs. Beeton’s Dictionary of Every-Day Cookery
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/0/1/9/50191/50191-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 50191.
   198.

   *The Art of Preserving All Kinds of Animal and Vegetable Substances for
   Several Years
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/2/5/5/52551/52551-0.txt>.*
   1812. ≥145 pages. Project Gutenberg text no. 52551. Something that seems to
   be an updated version from 1920 is available as well (item 302
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-302>
   ).
   199.

   *The Chemistry of Cookery 2
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/3/4/5/53458/53458-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 53458.
   200.

   *A Handbook of Fish Cookery
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/3/5/2/53525/53525-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 53525.
   201.

   *Camp Cookery 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/4/1/3/54138/54138-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 54138.
   202.

   *The English Housekeeper 2
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/5/3/1/55314/55314-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 55314.
   203.

   *The Golden Rule Cook Book
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/5/5/5/55555/55555-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 55555.
   204.

   *Canoe and Camp Cookery
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/5/7/0/55705/55705-8.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 55705.
   205.

   *The Use of Ropes and Tackle 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/6/5/8/56585/56585-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 56585.
   206.

   *Coffee and Chicory 1
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/7/3/4/57340/57340-0.txt>.*
   Project Gutenberg text no. 57340.
   207.

   *Hydroponic Gardening 1 <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL4573528W>.
   (e-book lending only)* 1972. 7th edition.
   208.

   *An encyclopaedia of gardening
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL244970W/An_encyclopaedia_of_gardening>.*
   “Comprising the theory and practice of horticulture, floriculture,
   arboriculture, and landscape-gardening, including all the latest
   improvements; a general history of gardening in all countries; and a
   statistical view of its present state, with suggestions for its future
   progress in the British Isles.”
   209.

   *Vegetables 1 <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL5229482W/Vegetables>.*
   1902. 155 pages.
   210.

   *Vegetable crops 1
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1482664W/Vegetable_crops/>.* 1923 (4th
   edition).
   211.

   *Vegetable forcing <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL7634824W/>.* 1917.
   212.

   *Vegetable gardening <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL7634825W/>.* 1912
   (3rd edition).
   213.

   *Canned vegetables 1 <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16736146W/>.* 1893
   (2nd edition).
   214.

   *Coffee planting <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL13823230W/>.* 1902
   (2nd edition).
   215.

   *Productive farming <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL7544707W/>.* 1912
   (7th edition).
   216.

   *Farm Conveniences: And How to Make them 4
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL14908126W/>. (e-book lending only)*
   1998.
   217.

   *Labour saving on the farm 2
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL12520476W/>.* 1997. “Work less, do
   more: save time, men and money by using more horses and larger machines.”
   218.

   *Irrigation farming in sunny Alberta
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL1506435W/>.* 1996.
   219.

   *Safety guide for farming 1
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL17325861W/>.* 1987.
   220.

   *Saving energy and dollars on the farm 1
   <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16524340W/>.* 1985.
   221.

   *Farm account book 2 <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16525354W/>.* 1979.
   222.

   *The farm cook & rule book <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL6899942W/>.*
   1923.
   223.

   *Earning a living with sheep 3
   <https://archive.org/details/earninglivingwit57hall/>.* 1973.
   224.

   *Garment dyeing and cleaning: a practical book for practical men 1
   <https://archive.org/details/Garmentdyeingcl00Hurs/>.* 1901.
   225.

   *The “indispensable” bicyclist’s handbook; a complete cyclopaedia on the
   subject 3 <https://archive.org/details/indispensablebic00stur/>.* 1881.
   226.

   *The rudiments of architecture and building, for the use of architects,
   builders, draughtsmen, machinists, engineers, and mechanics 3
   <https://archive.org/details/rudimentsofarchi00bull/>.* 1872.
   227.

   *The book of the exhibition of houses and cottages, Romford garden
   suburb, Gidea Park 3 <https://archive.org/details/bookofexhibition00romf/>.*
   1911.
   228.

   *Miss Beecher’s domestic receipt book; designed as a supplement to her
   Treatise on domestic economy 1
   <https://archive.org/details/missbeechersdo00beec/>.* 1862.
   229.

   *The new cyclopædia of domestic economy, and practical housekeeper
   <https://archive.org/details/newcyclopdiaofdo00elle/>.* 1872. “Adapted
   to all classes of society and comprising subjects connected with the
   interests of every family, and five thousand practical receipts and maxims.
   From the best English, French, German, and American sources.”
   230.

   *The Godey’s Lady’s book receipts and household hints 1
   <https://archive.org/details/godeysladysbookr00fiel/>.* 1870.
   231.

   *Five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts :
   constituting a complete and universal practical library, and operative
   cyclopædia <https://archive.org/details/fivethousandrece00mack/>.* 1829.
   232.

   *Home and farm preparation of pickles 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100090194>.* 1929. 30 pages.
   233.

   *Home and farm preparation of vinegar 5
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100090287>.* 1943. 24 pages.
   234.

   *The Boston cooking-school cook book
   <https://archive.org/details/bostoncookingsc00farm/>.* 1918. 838 pages.
   235.

   *Home vegetable gardening from A to Z, with special reference to Pacific
   coast conditions <https://archive.org/details/Homevegetablega00Kruh/>.*
   1918. 312 pages.
   236.

   *More Income By Tree Planting 2
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/f3179c6c-9cf7-44a3-8a9c-f5b11d2effb2/>.*
   12 pages.
   237.

   *Friend Earthworm: Practical Application of a Lifetime Study of Habits
   of the Most Important Animal in the World 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/friend-earthworm-practical-application-of-a-lifetime-study-of-habits-of-the-most-important-animal-in-the-world/>.*
   1941.
   238.

   *Agriculture For Beginners, Revised Edition 2
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/f6854646-4c53-42a4-9b5a-9ff325268a9a/>.*
   2007. 274 pages.
   239.

   *Raising Chickens for Additional Income 2
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/da20cff4-ea22-482b-b514-8849c0ec0998/>.*
   12 pages.
   240.

   *Qualities Of Food
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/8cd7198b-d707-4fc1-b736-934ab6442658/>.*
   2004. 224 pages. “This book addresses current controversial debates about
   food quality. What is it that makes people decide that food is of good, or
   alternatively of dubious, ‘quality’? How food is produced, how it is
   prepared, how it tastes and in what circumstances it is consumed are all
   dimensions of its quality.”
   241.

   *Joy Of Making Indian Toys 8
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/8fff1646-459f-43cb-9a8a-d25189459ead/>.*
   1992. 58 pages. “This simple activity book teaches two things, namely, how
   to make 101 handmade toys which are playthings even today in remote corners
   of our country and how toys, simple in design and based on science and
   technology, can be made at home with discarded materials.”
   242.

   *Pesticides Are Poison 1
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/0538f881-cf63-4f08-8c45-9e5f80c389bf/>.*
   2005. 44 pages. “‘Pesticides are Poison’ is part of a forthcoming book by
   the Hesperian Foundation, A Community Guide to Environmental Health. The
   Community Guide will cover other environmental health topics such as
   sanitation, water quality and supply, food security and sustainable
   farming, mining and oil drilling, industrial pollution and forestry.”
   243.

   *Beekeeping Training For Farmers In The Himalayas : Resource Manual For
   Trainers 1
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/a7b18bf1-7485-4cb1-9d71-2641232d7eaa/>.*
   2012. 190 pages. “This manual is designed to help provide beekeepers with
   the up-to-date training they need. It presents an inclusive curriculum
   developed through ICIMOD’s work with partner organizations in Bangladesh,
   Bhutan, India, and Nepal, supported by the Austrian Development Agency.”
   244.

   *Lost Crops of Africa.* Very high quality, discussing agricultural crops
   that are no longer used commercially in “modern” times.
   - Volume I: Grains 2 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/2305>. 1996. 408 pages.
      - Volume II: Vegetables 1 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11763>. 2006.
      378 pages.
      - Volume III: Fruits 3 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11879>. 2008. 380
      pages.
   245.

   *Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise
   for Worldwide Cultivation 4 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1398>.* 1989.
   428 pages.
   246.

   *Microbial Processes: Promising Technologies for Developing Countries
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9544>.* 1979. 213 pages.
   247.

   *Modern Masonry Natural Stone and Clay Products 3
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/9551>.* 1956. 164 pages.
   248.

   *Insect-Pest Management and Control 2
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/18674>.* 1969. 533 pages. Contains 400
   pages of controlling insects biologically (with competitors and predators).
   249.

   *Neem: A Tree for Solving Global Problems 5
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1924>.* 1992. 152 pages. Explores the
   potential of neem for pest control and medicine.
   250.

   *Saline Agriculture: Salt-Tolerant Plants for Developing Countries 1
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1489>.* 1990. 152 pages.
   251.

   *Microlivestock: Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic
   Future 1 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1831>.* 1991. 472 pages.
   252.

   *Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment in the Humid Tropics 1
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1985>.* 1993. 720 pages.
   253.

   *Amaranth: Modern Prospects for an Ancient Crop
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/19381>.* 1984. 92 pages.
   254.

   *Biobased Industrial Products: Research and Commercialization Priorities
   1 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/5295>.* 2000. 162 pages. Only
   introductory, but interesting, as it states that aroudn 1900 almost all
   non-food industrial materials were also plant based, while 100 years later
   it was 95% petroleum based. So there is a way back!
   255.

   *Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/18682>.* 1968. 185 pages.
   256.

   *Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and
   South Asia 1 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/12455>.* 2009. 292 pages.
   257.

   *Ecologically Based Pest Management: New Solutions for a New Century 1
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/5135>.* 1996. 160 pages.
   258.

   *Alternative Agriculture 1 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1208>.* 1989.
   464 pages. Mostly case studies of U.S. American farms that “do things
   differently”.
   259.

   *Applications of Biotechnology in Traditional Fermented Foods
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1939>.* 1992. 208 pages. Not directly
   useful, but provides the science background of fermenting processes that
   are already applied in traditional food processing.
   260.

   *Alcohol Fuels: Options for Developing Countries 1
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/19511>.* 1983. 125 pages.
   261.

   *Appropriate Technologies for Developing Countries 2
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/19922>.* 1977. 161 pages. This is a
   high-level analysis of appropriate technology, without any concrete
   examples or instructions.
   262.

   *Roofing in Developing Countries: Research for New Technologies
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/20115>.* 1974. 88 pages. Many interesting
   ideas, for example about the use of plastics and sulfur to create roofing
   and other building materials. No ready-to-use solutions though, but a lot
   if interesting technical data points.
   263.

   *Prospects for Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water 6
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/12057>.* 2008. 350 pages. Very interesting
   discussion of how to store excess water in groundwater, by infiltration
   with basins, trenches and wells. Quite high-level and not containing
   instructions directly, but instructions can be derived from this after
   study.
   264.

   *Fisheries Technologies for Developing Countries
   <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/1024>.* 1988. 176 pages.
   265.

   *Water Conservation, Reuse, and Recycling: Proceedings of an
   Iranian-American Workshop 1 <https://www.nap.edu/catalog/11241>.* 2005.
   292 pages. A not-too-relevant collection of scientific papers, but with an
   interesting paper about the construction of small-scale solar
   desalination plants <https://www.nap.edu/read/11241/chapter/6>.
   266.

   *Obra de agricultura 1 <https://books.google.de/books?id=eirNvfkub0IC>.*
   1520. 350 pages. Very old work about agriculture, in Spanish. This is
   considered the foundational work work of modern Spanish agriculture. An
   English translation is available commercially
   <https://www.amazon.com/dp/1423601203>.
   267.

   *A woodstove compendium 9
   <https://pure.tue.nl/ws/files/4440076/175114.pdf>.* 1981. 378 pages.
   Investigates in much detail how to build a good wood or charcoal burning
   stove, with many examples of existing designs.
   268.

   *Traditional Knowledge Digital Library <http://www.tkdl.res.in/>.* A
   database of 1200 medical formulations from the Indian Ayurvedic, Unani and
   Siddha traditions. In total 250,000 formulations, but the rest is only
   available to patent offices for research of “prior art”. The website has
   some severe usability issues, you have been warned.
   269.

   *Popular British fungi: containing descriptions and histories of the
   principal fungi, both edible and poisonous, of our country
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001996808>.* 1877. 138 pages.
   270.

   *The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise: Its Habitat and its Time of Growth
   2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001496438>.* 1908. 609 pages.
   Also available as Project Gutenberg text no. 29086
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/2/9/0/8/29086/29086.txt>
   .
   271.

   *Fig culture. Edible figs: their culture and curing 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009565892>.* 1897. Also available
   as Project Gutenberg text no. 53136
   <ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/mirror/ibiblio/gutenberg/5/3/1/3/53136/53136-0.txt>
   .
   272.

   *Edible wild plants of eastern North America 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006216558>.* 1943. 452 pages.
   273.

   *Edible and poisonous mushrooms : a descriptive handbook to accompany
   the author’s colored chart of Edible and poisonous mushrooms 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001497475>.* 1916. 76 pages.
   274.

   *Common edible and useful plants of the West
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002000437>.* 1962. 64 pages.
   Refers to the Weste of the U.S…
   275.

   *British edible fungi. How to distinguish and how to cook them
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001996810>.* 1891. 237 pages.
   276.

   *Toadstools, mushrooms, Fungi, edible and poisonous; one thousand
   American Fungi; how to select and cook the edible; how to distinguish and
   avoid the poisonous, with full botanic descriptions
   <https://archive.org/details/toadstoolsmushro00mcilrich>.* 1912. 942
   pages.
   277.

   *Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security
   <http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e00.htm>.* 2013. FAO Forestry
   Paper 171. More a high-level overview, not farming instructions. Still
   useful.
   278.

   *A short course in qualitative chemical analysis 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100533048>.* Circa 1896. 142
   pages.
   279.

   *Aids to Survival 1
   <https://vks737.radio/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/survival.pdf>.* 2007.
   120 pages. The bushcraft and survival guide of the Western Australian
   police academy. First published in 1979, this is the 25th edition. You can
   also find the 22nd edition
   <https://libbber.com/book/Wumc6GMBj6n8wCutXiQ0> (2002, 105 pages).
   280.

   *Slow sand filter maintenance : costs and effects on water quality 6
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/101819716>.* 1985. 5 pages.
   281.

   *Well drilling 8 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100716106>.*
   1943. 276 pages. A manual for water well construction produced by the U.S.
   government.
   282.

   *Deep well drilling; the principles and practices of deep well drilling
   and a hand book of useful information for the well driller 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005746394>.* 1925. 662 pages.
   Concerned with oil and gas wells, but much of the technology will also be
   applicable to water wells, horizontal hole drilling etc…
   283.

   *Rudimentary treatise on well-digging, boring, and pump-work 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012310334>.* 1860. 107 pages.
   284.

   *Vegetable gums and resins 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001115766>.* 1949. 188 pages.
   285.

   *Vegetable gardening and canning; a manual for garden clubs. 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006852739>* 1917. 96 pages.
   286.

   *Vegetable gardeners’ handbook on insects and diseases
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011394061>.* 1953. 30 pages.
   287.

   *Vegetable forcing 1 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006583747>.*
   1929. 431 pages. About the practice of forcing the onset of flowers on
   plants by various treatments.
   288.

   *Vegetable bottling and fruit preserving without sugar 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006798751>.* 1913. 61 pages.
   Full-text access with a U.S. IP address only.
   289.

   *Starting early vegetable and flowering plants under glass, including
   details of construction, heating and operation of small greenhouses,
   sash-houses, hotbeds, cold frames, etc. for the amateur and commercial
   grower 1 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009120492>.* 1929. 303
   pages. Full-text access with a U.S. IP address only.
   290.

   *Putnam’s vegetable book
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006538289>.* 1917. 225 pages.
   291.

   *Profitable plants; a description of the principal articles of vegetable
   origin used for food, clothing, tanning, dyeing, building, medicine,
   perfumery, etc. 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011631914>.*
   1865. 359 pages.
   292.

   *Productive vegetable growing
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/010668930>.* 1918. 339 pages.
   293.

   *Pharmacographia indica. A history of the principal drugs of vegetable
   origin, met with in British India
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002070958>.* 1889-93. Full-text
   access with a U.S. IP address only.
   294.

   *New method, which teaches how to make vegetable manure, by a course of
   high fermentation, in fifteen days, without cattle, as good and more
   durable than farm manure: to appropriate it to the nature of soils and
   families of plants, and with great economy: it further shows how to prepare
   vegetable and mineral composts, and contains various processes 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011621696>.* 1848. 90 pages.
   About the so-called “Bommer method” of composting.
   295.

   *List of vegetable substances used in medicine 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002088806>.* 1868. 68 pages.
   Full-text access with a U.S. IP address only.
   296.

   *The indigenous drugs of India; or, Short descriptive notices of the
   medicines, both vegetable and mineral, in common use among the natives of
   India 1 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011561903>.* 1867. 130
   pages.
   297.

   *The home garden : a book on vegetable and small-fruit growing, for the
   use of the amateur gardener 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006826418>.* 1918. 199 pages.
   298.

   *The home vegetable garden 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002009243>.* 1917. 104 pages.
   299.

   *Gardening for pleasure. A guide to the amateur in the fruit, vegetable,
   and flower garden, with full directions for the greenhouse, conservatory,
   and window garden <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008595690>.*
   1888. 404 pages.
   300.

   *A Description and history of vegetable substances used in the arts, and
   in domestic economy <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006051000>.*
   1830-33. 3 volumes, >1000 pages in total. Concerns all plant based
   substances, not just of modern-day “vegetables”.
   301.

   *The Bommer method, for the manufacture of a superior quality of manure;
   both from vegetable and mineral substances, with strict economy and great
   dispatch. Further showing the best mode of preparing vegetable and mineral
   composts, and a diversity of processes 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006826360>.* 1867. 90 pages.
   302.

   *The book for all households; or, The art of preserving animal and
   vegetable substances for many years 6
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009602659>.* 1920. 113 pages.
   303.

   *Animal and vegetable oils, fats, & waxes, their manufacture, refining,
   and analysis, including the manufacture of candles, margarine, and butter;
   a practical treatise 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100574315>.*
   1920. 218 pages.
   304.

   *The book of vegetables and garden herbs; a practical handbook and
   planting table for the vegetable gardener 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006647471>.* 1907. 312 pages.
   Full-text access with a U.S. IP address only.
   305.

   *Control of diseases and insect enemies of the home vegetable garden
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011391503>.* 1917. 72 pages.
   306.

   *Every gardener his own seed grower : part II : home grown seed of
   annual vegetables 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100300572>.*
   1918. Full-text access with a U.S. IP address only.
   307.

   *Fruit and vegetable diseases and their control
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011460677>.* 1916. 65 pages.
   308.

   *Fruit and vegetable manual 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009084747>.* 1872. 60 pages.
   309.

   *Origin and history of all the pharmacopeial vegetable drugs, chemicals
   and preparations with bibliography
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000223248>.* 1921. This is indeed
   only about the history or herbal medicines, often referring to a work
   “Pharmacopeia” that should contain the actual recipes for preparation.
   310.

   *The story of an ancient art, from the earliest adhesives to vegetable
   glue 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001043965>.* 1930. 94
   pages.
   311.

   *Success in market gardening; a new vegetable growers’ manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009601407>.* 1910. 271 pages.
   312.

   *Subtropical vegetable-gardening
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100425957>.* 1921. 309 pages.
   313.

   *The Indian’s secret of health; or, What the white race may learn from
   the Indian 4 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006250102>.* 1917.
   280 pages. Refers to native Americans in the U.S…
   314.

   *Practical basket making 10
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001525752>.* 1914. 124 pages.
   315.

   *Indian basketry 6 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001525748>.*
   1902. 274 pages.
   316.

   *How to make Indian and other baskets … 6
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006215760>.* 1903. 136 pages.
   317.

   *Intensive vegetable gardening for profit and self-sufficiency
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007408531>.* 1981. 159 pages.
   318.

   *Chinese biogas digester : a potential model for small-scale, rural
   applications : a manual for construction and operation 5
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328909>.* 1985. 92 pages.
   319.

   *Handbook for building homes of earth 24
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002463126>.* 1980. 159 pages.
   320.

   *Basics of Concrete 6 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009220918>.*
   24 pages. 1970.
   321.

   *Improved food drying and storage : training manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007397456>.* 1983. Indeed “only”
   a manual with lesson plans about this topic, not dense in instructive
   information.
   322.

   *Forestry training manual : Inter-America region
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328862>.* 1984. 390 pages.
   323.

   *Soils, crops, and fertilizer use : what, how, and why guide 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328913>.* 1980. 162 pages.
   324.

   *Aquaculture training manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/003555450>.* 1990. 350 pages.
   325.

   *A training manual in conducting a workshop in the design, construction,
   maintenance and repair of hydrams
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328860>.* 1981. 216 pages.
   326.

   *Bamboo as a building material 10
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007405636>.* 1982. 52 pages.
   327.

   *Preserving food by drying : a math-science teaching manual 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007408559>.* 1984. 218 pages.
   328.

   *Utilization and construction of pit silos 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007419733>.* 1977. 41 pages.
   329.

   *Welding : Maryland state instructional guide 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011411214>.* 1984. 374 pages.
   330.

   *तरकारी खेती प्रविधि (Vegetable Farming Technology)
   <http://namis.gov.np/uploads/files/publication/%E0%A4%A4%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%80%20%E0%A4%96%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%A4%E0%A5%80%20%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%BF_1420544782_1477387174.pdf>.*
   300 pages. Produced by the Government of Nepal, and written in Nepali.
   Contains instructions how to farm all kinds of vegetables typical for
   Nepal, an how to deal with plant pests and diseases. Also available on
   E-Pustakalaya
   <http://www.pustakalaya.org/documents/detail/91999809-2f0c-41b3-9ef9-e22f805fa5c0/>,
   but there pages are mounted two to a sheet (2-up).
   331.

   *Homemaking handbook for Village Workers in Many Countries 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007413745>.* 1971. 237 pages. A
   teaching handbook for managing a household in a village. Provides the
   “basics for everyone”, but nothing very in-depth.
   332.

   *Rice production : a training manual and field guide to small-farm
   irrigated rice production 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007408191>.* 1980. 107 pages.
   333.

   *Improved food drying and storage : training manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102330896>.* 1984. 276 pages.
   334.

   *Preparation for childbirth : a health workers manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328910>.* 1985. 88 pages.
   335.

   *A Manual on conservation of soil and water 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328902>.* 1984. 207 pages.
   336.

   *TEFL/TESL, teaching English as a foreign or second language
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328871>.* 1989. 222 pages.
   337.

   *Rural water/sanitation projects : selected technical fact sheets from
   Water for the World, USAID 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328914>.* 1985. 284 pages.
   338.

   *Guidelines for development of a home industry 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011323440>.* 1981. 59 pages.
   339.

   *Orchard management : horticultural practices for Peace Corps volunteers
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328899>.* 1986. 114 pages.
   340.

   *Small-scale marine fisheries : an extension training manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328863>.* 1983.
   341.

   *A complete handbook on backyard and commercial rabbit production 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007408272>.* 1982. 82 pages.
   342.

   *Accounting for the micro business : a teaching manual
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328895>.* 1984. 47 pages.
   343.

   *Small scale beekeeping 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009800348>.* 1982. 211 pages.
   344.

   *Small farm grain storage 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005923126>.* 1976. 99 pages.
   345.

   *Reforestation in arid lands 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100648294>.* 1977. 248 pages.
   346.

   *Animal traction 4 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007419195>.*
   1984. 244 pages.
   347.

   *Forestry training manual for Africa region 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007397454>.* 1984. 382 pages.
   348.

   *Practical poultry raising
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009142248>.* 1981. 225 pages.
   349.

   *Traditional field crops 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328878>.* 1988. 283 pages.
   350.

   *The biogas/biofertilizer business handbook
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328907>.* 1982. 171 pages.
   351.

   *Basic techniques of blacksmithing : a manual for trainers 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011412349>.* 1982. 84 pages.
   352.

   *Agricultural development workers training manual 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002644851>.* 1984. Comes in four
   volumes.
   353.

   *Farm blacksmithing 3 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009127008>.*
   1904. 91 pages. Also available from Soil & Health Library 2
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/farm-blacksmithing/> in what seems to be
   a 1901 edition.
   354.

   *Farm mechanics text and handbook 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009120121>.* 1896. 744 pages.
   355.

   *Farm woodwork 5 <https://archive.org/details/farmwoodwork00roeh>.*
   1919. 148 pages.
   356.

   *Water purification, distribution and sewage disposal for Peace Corps
   volunteers 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007397589>.* 1984.
   357.

   *Crop production handbook for Peace Corps volunteers
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005720096>.* 1969. 147 pages.
   358.

   *Soil and water conservation for small farm development in the tropics 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011328887>.* 2000. 342 pages.
   359.

   *Technical health training manual : draft 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001951031>.* 1984. 246 pages.
   360.

   *A Short History of Aryan Medical Science 2
   <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Aryan_Medical_Science>.*
   1896. 280 pages.
   361.

   *Shaving Made Easy: What the Man Who Shaves Ought to Know 19
   <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Shaving_Made_Easy>.* 1905. 80 pages.
   Includes how to shave with a blade – very useful as disposable safety
   razors are not easily self-producable.
   362.

   *Mysteries of bee-keeping explained : being a complete analysis of the
   whole subject 2 <https://openlibrary.org/works/OL16764778W>.* 1853. 410
   pages.
   363.

   *Beekeeping; a discussion of the life of the honeybee and of the
   production of honey 3 <https://archive.org/details/beekeepingdiscus01phil>.*
   1915. 522 pages.
   364.

   *Swine; A Book for Students and Farmers 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006911431>.* 1915. 108 pages.
   Also started as a WikiSource transcription project
   <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Swine;_a_book_for_students_and_farmers>.
   365.

   *Productive swine husbandry 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006563769>.* 1915. 363 pages.
   Also started as a WikiSource transcription project
   <https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Productive_swine_husbandry>.
   366.

   *Knotting and splicing ropes and cordage 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008600455>.* 1912. 160 pages.
   367.

   *Knots, ties and splices; a handbook for seafarers, travellers, and all
   who use cordage; with historical, heraldic, and practical notes 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100764975>.* 1884. 101 pages.
   368.

   *Braiding and knotting for amateurs 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007915822>.* 1936. 126 pages.
   369.

   *Woodworking : a book of tools, materials, and processes for the
   handyman 12 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100603955>.* 1916.
   760 pages.
   370.

   *Manual on cutting of metals, single-point lathe tools 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001616096>.* 1939. 319 pages.
   371.

   *Drilling ; Lathe work ; Boring-mill work ; Working chilled iron ;
   Bench, vise, and floor work ; Erecting 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005768982>.* 1914. Probably >1000
   pages.
   372.

   *A treatise on lathes and turning : simple, mechanical, and ornamental
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008893349>.* 1868. 298 pages.
   373.

   *Building stone, lathing, plastering, and tiling, common brickwork,
   ornamental brickwork and terra cotta, lighting fixtures, use and design of
   lighting fixtures, architectural design 8
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008411031>.* 1909. 496 pages.
   374.

   *Lathes 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102317333>.* 1940. 94
   pages.
   375.

   *Metalworking made easy 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009058982>.* 1942. 135 pages.
   376.

   *Metalworking; a book of tools, materials, and processes for the
   handyman 4 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005763890>.* 1904. 760
   pages.
   377.

   *A manual for hand woodworking 16
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100821983>.* 1925. Two volumes.
   378.

   *General shop woodworking 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009127017>.* 1936. 127 pages.
   379.

   *Machine woodworking 4
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005947526?>.* 1958. 203 pages.
   380.

   *Woodworking guide 6 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001508360>.*
   1941. 192 pages.
   381.

   *Wood working, wood turning, patternmaking, green-sand molding, core
   making, dry-sand and loam work, cupola practice, mixing cast iron 5
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012102884>.* 1903.
   382.

   *The soil of the farm <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100758885>.*
   1912. 107 pages.
   383.

   *Soil culture and modern farm methods
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008390910>.* 1924. 651 pages
   384.

   *Note-book of agricultural facts and figures for farmers and farm
   students 2 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009987222>.* 1922. 583
   pages.
   385.

   *Milk pasteurization on the small farm or in the home 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007419210>.* 1981. 4 pages.
   386.

   *Materials, design, construction, and equipment of farm buildings 7
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100179715>.* 1913. 284 pages.
   387.

   *Manures and some principles in farm manuring 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100655981>.* 1892. 55 pages.
   388.

   *A manual of farm blacksmithing 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100154160>.* 1917. 114 pages.
   389.

   *Making lime on the farm 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011391978>.* 1938. 21 pages.
   390.

   *Making and storing farm butter for home use 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011391932>.* 1946. 16 pages.
   391.

   *Insect pests of farm, garden and orchard 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002007564>.* 1921. 707 pages.
   392.

   *How to insulate homes and farm buildings 15
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009059564>.* 1952. 204 pages.
   393.

   *Home and farm canning 1
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100090250>.* 1916. 31 pages.
   394.

   *Home and farm food preservation 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006498073>.* 1918. 276 pages.
   395.

   *Home and farm manual 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100027802>.* 1884.
   396.

   *Survival Training Guide 5
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100845217>.* 1955.
   397.

   *Practical methods of weather analysis and prognoses
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001485806>.* 1952. 193 pages.
   398.

   *Meteorology for all; facts about the atmosphere, air travel, weather
   forecasting, clouds, winds, storms [and] how to read the weather map 2
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007156767>.* 1946. 162 pages.
   399.

   *Meteorology: a text book on the weather, the causes of its changes, and
   weather forecasting, for the student and general reader 3
   <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001997897>.* 1936. 549 pages.
   400.

   *Gardening Fot The South; Or The Kitchen And Fruit Garden: Best Methods
   for their Cultivation, together with Hints upon Landscape and Flower
   Gardening
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/gardening-in-the-south-etc-long-title/>.*
   1857. 412 pages.
   401.

   *Global Biodiversity Atlas 2
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/global-soil-diversity-atlas/>.* 2016.
   402.

   *Grass Tetany 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/grass-tetany/>.* 1963.
   403.

   *Green Manuring Principles and Practice
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/green-manuring-principles-and-practice/>.*
   1927.
   404.

   *Harnessing The Earthworm
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/harnessing-the-earthworm-2/>.*
   1947.
   405.

   *Herdsmanship 3
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/herdsmanship/>.* 1952.
   406.

   *Human Ecology
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/human-ecology-2nd-edition/>.*
   1971.
   407.

   *Humus <https://soilandhealth.org/book/humus/>.* 1936. The standard
   reference work about humus for several decades.
   408.

   *Humus and the Farmer
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/humus-and-the-farmer/>.*
   1946.
   409.

   *Publications of Dr. Christine Jones
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/publications-of-dr-christine-jones/>.*
   Various dates after 2000. These articles explain how fungi in humus support
   plant growth by feeding plants with sugars and other complex nutrients. See
   also amazingcarbon.com <http://www.amazingcarbon.com/> for more
   publications.
   410.

   *Ley Farming 2
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/ley-farming/>.* 1948. How to
   grow grassland crops for cattle.
   411.

   *More Food From Soil Science: The Natural Chemistry of Lime in
   Agriculture
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/more-food-from-soil-science-the-natural-chemistry-of-lime-in-agriculture/>.*
   412.

   *Olena Farm, U.S.A.: An Agricultural Success Story
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/olena-farm-u-s-a-an-agricultural-success-story/>.*
   1969.
   413.

   *Plowman’s Folly 2
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/plowmans-folly/>.* 1943. It
   was an influential work about alternatives to mainstream agriculture at its
   time. The value of the content for the present time has to be checked,
   though.
   414.

   *Prairie Plants and Their Environment
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/prairie-plants-and-their-environment/>.*
   1968.
   415.

   *Principles of Soil Microbiology
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/principles-of-soil-microbiology/>.* 1927.
   416.

   *Root Development of Field Crops
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/root-development-of-field-crops/>.* 1926.
   417.

   *Root Development of Vegetable Crops
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/root-development-of-vegetable-crops/>.*
   1927.
   418.

   *Russian Comfrey: A Hundred Tons an Acre of Stock or Compost for Farm,
   Garden or Smallholding 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/russian-comfrey/>.* 1953.
   419.

   *Soil and Civilization
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/soil-and-civilization/>.*
   1946.
   420.

   *Soil and Sense
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/soil-and-sense/>.* 1941.
   421.

   *Soil Fertlity
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/soil-fertility/>.* 1988. A
   university level textbook.
   422.

   *Soil Fertility: A Guide to Organic and Inorganic Soil Amendments 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/soil-fertility-a-guide-to-organic-and-inorganic-soil-amendments/>.*
   2013. This re-published version is licenced under Creative Commons.
   423.

   *Soil Health Based on Organic Matter 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/soil-health-based-on-organic-matter/>.*
   2006.
   424.

   *Soil Management <https://soilandhealth.org/book/soil-management/>.*
   1914.
   425.

   *Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/soil-microorganisms-and-higher-plants/>.*
   1958.
   426.

   *Soil Restoration
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/soil-restoration/>.* 1953.
   427.

   *Soil, Grass and Cancer
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/soil-grass-and-cancer/>.*
   1959. It’s said to be a good work establishing the connection between
   nutrient balance in soil and health, but also that the parts about cancer
   are outdated now and better ignored or read with a lot of salt. A facsimile
   (not searchable) PDF variant is here
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/soil-grass-and-cancer-not-searchable/>
   .
   428.

   *Staircase Farms of the Ancients 3
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/staircase-farms-of-the-ancients/>.*
   1915. Documents the terraced agriculture techniques of the Inca.
   429.

   *Sustainable Soil Management: Soil System Guide
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/sustainable-soil-management-soil-system-guide/>.*
   430.

   *The Challenge of Landscape
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-challenge-of-landscape/>.* 1958. A
   textbook for small-scale rain-fed farming, esp. covering water conservation
   and irrigation practices.
   431.

   *The City Forest 2
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-city-forest-the-keyline-plan-for-the-human-environment-revolution/>.*
   Argues for a “human environment revolution” where our actions don’t pollute
   anything anymore. With detailed proposals for how to apply that to cities.
   432.

   *The Clifton Park System Of Farming
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-clifton-park-system-of-farming/>.*
   1943. A system of switching between farmland and pasture to restore soil
   fertility.
   433.

   *The Farming Manual: A Guide to Farm Work 3
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/the-farming-manual-a-guide-to-farm-work/>.*
   1930. An introduction to farmwork for “newbies”, with a lot of
   illustrations.
   434.

   *The Keyline Plan 2 <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-keyline-plan/>.*
   1954. About keyline plowing, the method of plowing along terrain
   contourlines to let water seep into the ground instead of running off.
   435.

   *The Living Soil
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/the-living-soil/>.* 1948. A
   case for organic farming, from systematic experiments done on the author’s
   farm.
   436.

   *The Natural Way of Farming: The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy
   1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/the-natural-way-of-farming-the-theory-and-practice-of-green-philosophy/>.*
   1985. A work by Masanobu Fukuoka
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanobu_Fukuoka>, a Japanese farmer and
   philosopher with highly off-center views and a cult-following to this day.
   His farming method is referred to as “do-nothing farming” [image:
   :smiley:]
   437.

   *The Soil and the Microbe
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-soil-and-the-microbe/>.* 1931.
   438.

   *The Stuff Man’s Made Of: The positive approach to health through
   nutrition
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/the-stuff-mans-made-of-the-positive-approach-to-health-through-nutrition/>.*
   1959
   439.

   *The Survival of Civilization 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-survival-of-civilization/>.* 1982.
   From the time in the 1980s when people feared a new ice age. Might offer
   some interesting insights about rock dust fertilization of soils, though.
   440.

   *The Vegetable Garden
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/the-vegetable-garden/>.* 1920.
   441.

   *The Waste Products Of Agriculture: Their Utilisation As Humus
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/the-waste-products-of-agriculture-their-utilisation-as-humus/>.*
   1931.
   442.

   *The Weed Problem: a new approach 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/the-weed-problem-a-new-approach/>.*
   1951.
   443.

   *Thirty Years Farming on the Clifton Park System
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/thirty-years-farming-on-the-clifton-park-system/>.*
   1944. Experiences with a system that restores soil fertility with the help
   of deep-rooted grasses.
   444.

   *To Love And Regenerate The Earth: Further Perspectives On The Survival
   of Civilization 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/book/to-love-and-regenerate-the-earth-further-perspectives-on-the-survival-of-civilization/>.*
   2002.
   445.

   *Topsoil and Civilization
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/topsoil-and-civilization/>.*
   1955. Built around the reading of history that every civilization first
   destroys its soil fertility by letting the soil erode, and then is
   destroyed by this in turn.
   446.

   *Trees and Toadstools
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/trees-and-toadstools/>.*
   1945. A foundational work of the organic movement, stating that trees and
   fungi are in a symbiotic relationship and thus that it’s important to care
   for the microbial soil life instead of destroying it with chemicals.
   447.

   *Weeds: Guardians of the Soil 1
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/weeds-guardians-of-the-soil/>.*
   1950.
   448.

   *Sir Albert Howard in India
   <https://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/sir-albert-howard-in-india/>.*
   1953. A review of the work of this important organic agroeconomist in
   India, including his articles about this time.
   449.

   *Handbook of Biomass Downdraft Gasifier Engine Systems 3
   <https://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/old/3022.pdf>.* 1988. 148 pages. A
   very detailed, technical design manual how to run engines up to 200 kW from
   woodgas and other biomass-derived syngas.
   450.

   *Bats, Mosquitoes and Dollars 3
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/bats-mosquitoes-and-dollars/>.* 1925. A
   system how to eliminate virtually all night-flying mosquitoes with colonies
   of bats.
   451.

   *Building Soils for Better Crops
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/building-soils-for-better-crops/>.* 2002.
   241 pages. A thorough, practical manual on all aspects of soil management,
   from organic matter to nutrients to erosion control.
   452.

   *Common-Sense Compost Making By the Quick Return Method 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/common-sense-compost-making-by-the-quick-return-method/>.*
   1946.
   453.

   *Companion Planting: Successful Gardening The Organic Way
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/companion-planting/>.* 1983.
   A unique organic gardening system created by Gertrud Frank from Germany,
   from her own long-term observations of growing the family’s food.
   454.

   *Construction of a Simplified Wood Gas Generator for Fueling Internal
   Combustion Engines in a Petroleum Emergency 3
   <http://www.drtlud.com/?resource=prs94430>.* 1994. 90 pages. This is the
   second edition. The document as a whole is an improved version of a
   public domain document by the same name
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/construction-of-a-simplified-wood-gas-generator/>
   from 1989 by the U.S. “Federal Emergency Management Agency”. Bth are actual
   construction plans that can be followed with simple tools and materials,
   including a stainless steel kitchen bowl.
   455.

   *Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/cover-crops-for-vegetable-growers/>.*
   1998.
   456.

   *Dairy Cows and Their Management 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/dairy-cows-and-their-management/>.*
   1944.
   457.

   *Design and Construction of Small Earth Dams 2
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/design-and-construction-of-small-earth-dams/>.*
   1985. A manual for constructing small-scale, high-quality dams for water
   storage, flood protection etc…
   458.

   *Esther Dean’s Gardening Book: Growing Without Digging 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/esther-deans-gardening-book/>.*
   1977. An early permaculture book of a method the author developed for
   gardening with “artificial” soil made from layers of paper, hay, straw,
   fertilizer and compost, yielding phenomenal crops.
   459.

   *Fifty Years Among the Bees 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/fifty-years-among-the-bees/>.* 1911. A
   classic work of beekeeping.
   460.

   *This Ugly Civilization 3
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/this-ugly-civilization/>.* 1929. An
   economic rationale by a U.S. homesteader family about how domestic
   production of food, shelter and clothing can provide modern comforts while
   saving abut 30-40% of total worktime. Quite old material at the very start
   of the back-to-the-land movement but it could inspire a modern version for
   such an account, updated to include automation in both industrial and
   domestic production.
   461.

   *Henley’s Twentieth Century Formulas, Recipes and Processes; Containing
   ten thousand selected household and workshop formulas, recipes, processes
   and money saving methods for the practical use of manufacturers, mechanics,
   housekeepers and home workers 4
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/henleys-twentieth-century-formulas-recipes-and-processes/>.*
   1914. 811 pages. Should be very valuable, as all processes from that time
   are DIY technology today.
   462.

   *Gardening for Profit; a guide to the successful cultivation of the
   market and family garden
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/gardening-for-profit/>.* 1888. Including
   great techniques for growing vegetables out of season, for storing them etc…
   463.

   *Gardening Without Irrigation …or without much, anyway 2
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/gardening-without-irrigation/>.* 1993.
   Developed in Oregon, U.S., but with many applications in all places where
   rain-fed farming is not possible during part or all of the year.
   464.

   *Getting Food From Water: A guide to Backyard Aquaculture 2
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/getting-food-from-water/>.*
   1978.
   465.

   *Managing Cover Crops Profitably 1
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/managing-cover-crops-profitably/>.* 1998.
   466.

   *Melons Under Cloches
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/melons-under-cloches/>.*
   1952. On growing melons, cucumbers and zucchini in areas usually too cold
   for them.
   467.

   *Organic Gardener’s Composting 2
   <http://soilandhealth.org/book/organic-gardeners-composting/>.* 1993.
   Contains both basic instructions for composting, and then a detailed
   analysis of the nutrition value consequences of composting and how to make
   great compost.
   468.

   *Producer Gas For Motor Vehicles 3
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/producer-gas-for-motor-vehicles/>.*
   1940. A manual for creating a wood gas generator for motor vehicles, from
   the time during World War II when petrol was rationed in Australia.
   469.

   *Sailing The Farm 6
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/sailing-the-farm/>.* 1980.
   How to stay health on long sea voyages by growing your own food, collected
   seaweed etc…
   470.

   *Solargas: How to easily make your own auto and heating fuel for pennies
   a gallon 5 <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/solargas/>.* 1979.
   How to DIY produce ethanol and methanol from all kinds of organic wastes
   and solar power.
   471.

   *Your Engineered House 5
   <http://soilandhealth.org/copyrighted-book/your-engineered-house/>.*
   1964. Step-by-step instructions for designing and building houses from wood.
   472.

   *Biochar as a Geoengineering Climate Solution: Hazard Identification and
   Risk Management 3 <https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233306803>.*
   2012. 310 pages. Collects all the available knowledge about the impact of
   different types of biochar on plant life and the climate. Even when not
   applied on global scale, the informed use of biochar as a soil amendment
   makes it simple to achieve a carbon negative lifestyle.
   473.

   *How to Grow More Vegetables: Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less
   Land Than You Can Imagine 5
   <http://norsemathology.org/longa/research/Ag/how-to-grow-more-vegetables-eighth-edition-and-fruits-nuts-berries-grains-and-other-crops.pdf>.*
   2012. 545 pages. A good reference work about the bio-intensive growing
   method, which combined with agroforestry is my personal favorite of the
   eco-restorative farming methods. Also available
   <http://www.growbiointensive.org/publications_main.html> in French,
   Portuguese and Russian.
   474.

   *Terra Preta Sanitation 1 3
   <https://www.dbu.de/phpTemplates/publikationen/pdf/180615110354odmi.pdf>.*
   2015. 148 pages. A manual about all aspects of terra preta, including its
   formation. Then also discussing a low-tech system for the treatment of
   human excreta that results in urine and vermicompost for agricultural
   application. (Year of publication is found in the imprint, p. 146).
   475.

   *Construction Plans for the Champion-2008 TLUD Gasifier Cookstove
   (including operational instructions) 6
   <http://www.drtlud.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Construction-Plans-2009-03-11.pdf>.*
   2009. 18 pages. This is quite a unique device because creating small-scale
   wood gasifier stoves is thermodynamically difficult (as a large portion of
   biomass must be kept pretty hot to keep the reaction going). This was the
   first device that pulled this off. It can be fitted to be used in kitchens
   around the world and will run on a variety of biomass. See also here 1
   <http://www.drtlud.com/introduction/> for demonstration videos and other
   materials.
   476.

   *EarthOS 9 <http://ma.juii.net/ma-documents/main/EarthOS.pdf>.* 2013.
   856 pages. The “Earth Operating System” is a comprehensive proposal for
   sustainable and peaceful life on the planet by enabling everyone to live in
   autarkic, sustainable units in village size. The document is written as a
   list of equipment to enable this, optimized for maximum mobility by
   separation into multiple levels of varying mobility and completeness
   (individual, group, network, village, seastead). The document is still
   rather in a draft state, but contains a lot of ideas and inspirations for
   autarkic living that have never been tried before. I (@matthias
   <https://edgeryders.eu/u/matthias>) wrote this myself. See also the release
   announcement page 2 <https://ma.juii.net/blog/earthos-0-13> on my
   website. An updated 2018 version will be published soon, replacing this one.
   477.

   *The Bathroom 7 <https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000703182>.*
   1976. 286 pages. An alternative version (better scan quality but without
   text) is available on scribd.com 1 <https://www.scribd.com/doc/268909137>.
   The classic book by Alexander Kira that challenges (and challenges) the
   construction of sinks, showers and toilets. Very thorough background
   information on human anatomy as needed to design bathroom furniture, and
   also including his own designs that are still not realized in any
   off-the-shelf equipment. Interestingly, the book is listed as having public
   domain licensing (CC-0).
   478.

   *Workers’ Guide to Health and Safety
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Workers%27_Guide_to_Health_and_Safety>.*
   Also available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#book_fc3a2eaf85bdd937>. About
   recognizing workplace hazards and taking action to protect health and
   safety. Focuses on electronics, show and garments industries.
   479.

   *Health Actions for Women 1
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Health_Actions_for_Women>.* Also available
   as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#health_actions_for_women>.
   Contains inspirations for how to deal with specifically female public
   health issues in the community.
   480.

   *Where There Is No Doctor
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#where_there_is_no_doctor>.*
   Provided as chapter-wise PDF files for download. A classic work used around
   the world in resource-constrained healthcare settings.
   481.

   *New Where There Is No Doctor 2
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/New_Where_There_Is_No_Doctor>.* Also
   available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#advance_chapters_from_the_new_where_there_is_no_doctor>.
   These are several advance chapters of a completely new edition of the
   classic “Where There Is No Doctor
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-480>
   ”.
   482.

   *Where There Is No Dentist 1
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Where_There_Is_No_Dentist>.* Also available
   as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#where_there_is_no_dentist>.
   Discusses preventive dental care, diagnosis and treatment in simple
   step-by-step instructions.
   483.

   *Where Women Have No Doctor 1
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Where_Women_Have_No_Doctor>.* Also
   available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#where_women_have_no_doctor>.
   Covers the prevention, understanding and treatment of specifically female
   health issues, including reproductive health, violence, mental health
   issues and HIV, among others.
   484.

   *A Book for Midwives <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/A_Book_for_Midwives>.*
   Also available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#a_book_for_midwives>. The
   essentials of care before, during and after birth.
   485.

   *Helping Health Workers Learn
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#helping_health_workers_learn>.*
   Provided as chapter-wise PDF files for download. Contains many inspirations
   how to make health worker education engaging and interesting.
   486.

   *A Community Guide to Environmental Health 1
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/A_Community_Guide_to_Environmental_Health>.*
   Also available as chapter-wise PDF files from here 1
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#a_community_guide_to_environmental_health>.
   Discusses all kinds of influences of the environment on human health and
   what to do about it: 23 chapters about water safety and toilet issues,
   solid waste and medical waste, forestry, mining and oil production, indoor
   air pollution, pesticides and other chemicals etc…
   487.

   *A Community Guide to Environmental Health
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Disabled_Village_Children>.* Also available
   as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#disabled_village_children>.
   How to improve the well-being of children with disabilities in
   resource-constrained settings.
   488.

   *Helping Children Who Are Blind
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Helping_Children_Who_Are_Blind>.* Also
   available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#helping_children_who_are_blind>.
   How to improve the well-being of children with vision problems.
   489.

   *Helping Children Who Are Deaf
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/Helping_Children_Who_Are_Deaf>.* Also
   available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#helping_children_who_are_deaf>
   .
   490.

   *A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
   <http://en.hesperian.org/hhg/A_Health_Handbook_for_Women_with_Disabilities>.*
   Also available as chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#a_health_handbook_for_women_with_disabilities>
   .
   491.

   *Health for All Medical Glossary 1
   <http://ht.hesperian.org/hhg/Glossary:Glossary_EN-A>.* Also available as
   chapter-wise PDF files from here
   <http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/#health_for_all_medical_glossary>.
   Hundreds of health-related technical terms translated between English,
   Spanish, Creole and French.
   492.

   *OHORIZONS Wood Mold Construction Manual 3
   <https://www.ohorizons.org/manuals>.* How to build a wooden mold and use
   that to build slow sand filters from concrete for water house-level
   purification.
   493.

   *OHORIZONS Appendix to Construction Manual 3
   <https://www.ohorizons.org/manuals>.* Safety information, FAQ, parts
   lists etc. for the sand filter wood mold, in addition to “Wood Mold
   Construction Manual
   <https://edgeryders.eu/t/autarky-library-501-free-e-books/8791#text-492>”
   (no. 492, see above).
   494.

   *Introduction to BioSand Filters 3 <https://www.ohorizons.org/manuals>.*
   Background information for building a slow sand water purification filter.
   495.

   *UT Extension Plan Files 6
   <https://ag.tennessee.edu/BESS/Pages/Plans.aspx>.* The University of
   Tennessee’s collection of 300 plans for agricultural buildings and
   equipment. They are in the public domain and may originate from the 1970s
   to 1980s. Not a single PDF but you can download and combine the PDF files
   yourself, so we count it as one “book” here. Abut 150 MiB in total.
   496.

   *Fences, gates, and bridges; a practical manual 4
   <https://archive.org/details/fencesgatesbridg00martiala>.* 1892. 204
   pages. Instructions about building and maintaining farm fencing.
   497.

   *Handy farm devices and how to make them 9
   <https://archive.org/details/cu31924080109832>.* 1912. 304 pages. With
   many illustrations, showing how to make all kinds of simple tools oneself,
   incl. for gardening, farming, livestock keeping, woodworking and other
   workshop use.
   498.

   *Wood for Energy 1 <http://www.fao.org/3/q4960e/q4960e00.htm>.* Ca.
   1983. A document by the FAO’s forest department, discussing the main ways
   how to use wood for heating, cooking and electricity in a sustainable way.
   499.

   *Simple technologies for charcoal making 2
   <http://www.fao.org/3/X5328E/X5328E00.htm>.* 1983. A document by the
   FAO’s forest department, discussing earth pits, eath mounds, brick kilns
   and metal kilns for wood carbonization.
   500.

   *The fireless cook book
   <https://archive.org/details/firelesscookbook00mitc>.* 1909. 342 pages.
   Instructions for making an insulated slow-cooker box and lots of recipes
   for using it.
   501.

   *A manual of home-making <https://archive.org/details/cu31924000454854>.*
   1920. 736 pages. A detailed treatment of most household and kitchen work.
   Due to the technology in use at the time, it contains many “low-tech
   solutions” for today.


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