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Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability
Permaculture Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability
by David Holmgren
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.57

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5.0 out of 5 stars Power down the Permaculture way., 16 July 2012
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It must said that Rob Hopkins sights this book as being very influential in coalescing his ideas for the Transition Initiative movement. That said, I think that if you want to gain a clearer understanding of what we can all do to in meeting the challenges of a future with reduced energy then read this book. Having said that, it is not a book to be taken up by those who are coming to Permaculture for the first time! It is detailed in it's concepts and extends the already the quite profound ideas and foundations of the Permaculture movement. I have no doubt that there will be those of you who will be pleased to have paid the very reasonable price for this important collection of ideas, thoughts and inspirations.

by Brian Le Messurier
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the novice!, 3 Jan 2012
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This is not a guide book for the casual Dartmoor wanderer! There are NO clear maps or descriptions of way markers (that is to say that you will not be able to find your way as you would with a 'modern' guide book). That said, it was written at a time when few would choose to cross the moor for enjoyment. What I found was that, it pays to read the introduction and preface, as it clears the way to understanding the way Crossing describes the various 'Excursions'. In the main body of the text you will notice that there are references to, for example 'T4, R4, Ex4 & S.Ex4'. These relate to, respectively 'Tracks, Routes, Excursions & Shorter Excursions'. Another difference is that Crossing will refer the reader to perviously described walks/routes in describing a shorter excursion, i.e. 'S.Ex4, from the starting point perviously described in Ex4 follow...' (not a quote!). However, once this is understood there is a wealth of delight to be had from this monumental work. It also has huge value if you wish to get to parts of the moor that appear to be inaccessible, as the moor in greater part is unchanged since it's publication in 1909. When I moved to Devon (Exeter) in 1984 it was the first Dartmoor guide book I bought, but being younger and impatient, didn't trouble to read it carefully thus it was forgotten! Shame, I could have saved myself quite a few pounds (this copy cost, with postage 22 or so, the dust jacket price 3.15 (1972 ed.), as the copy I had was about the same price and in hardback! So if you want to know about Dartmoor and its many antiquarian attractions then look no further. This past Christmas I received a copy of 'Amid Devonia's Alps - William Crossing', which I would also highly recommend, Crossing was obviously not afraid to step out at any time upon the wild moor.

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