Tyalgum, Tagari Publications, 1988.
Quarto, xii; 580 pages with hundreds of illustrations by Andrew Jeeves, plus 24 pages of colour illustrations (from photographs).
Papered boards; covers slightly rubbed; bottom corners a little bumped; a very good copy with the dustwrapper lightly creased and cockled, and with a tiny closed tear to the head of the spine.
'This book is about designing sustainable human settlements, and preserving and extending natural systems. It covers aspects of designing and maintaining a cultivated ecology in any climate: the principles of design; design methods; understanding patterns in nature; climatic factors; water; soils; earthworks; techniques and strategies in the different climatic types; aquaculture; and the social, legal and economic design of human settlement. It calls into question not only the current methods of agriculture but also the very need for a formal food agriculture if wastelands and the excessive lawn culture within towns and cities are devoted to food production and small livestock suited to local needs' (from the blurb).