First published in 1975, this classic reference book has been tutoring novice and veteran composters for decades. Now in its third edition, this is the most comprehensive coverage of the topic we’ve seen. The pros and cons of different systems, an overview of how composting works , and step-by-step instructions for setting up a system will prove invaluable for beginners; even old hands will consult the well-organized charts (troubleshooting, methods to speed decomposition), detailed explanations of bacterial processes, and updated online and mail-order resources. Excellent index, charts, diagrams, and illustrations throughout. Paperback, 153 pages.