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People and Permaculture
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Permaculture Design Deck
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The Earth Care Manual
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Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
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Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 2: Vegetables
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Permaculture in Pots
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Edward O. Wilson
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Maddy Harland
The Woodland Year
Ben Law
Nature's Garden
Samuel Thayer
Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 1: Grains,
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Permaculture for agroecology: design, movement, practice, and worldview
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Around the World in 80 Plants
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Lynn Byczynski
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Why People Need Plants
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Larch Maxey
Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Land and Communities
Gary Paul Nabhan
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Cindy Conner
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Fred Pearce
The Vegan Book of Permaculture
Graham Burnett
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Edible Perennial Gardening
Anni Kelsey
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Karen McAthy
Field and Laboratory Investigations in Agroecology
Stephen R Gliessman
Building Natural Ponds
Robert Pavlis
The Manual of Seed Saving
Andrea Heistinger
Natural Solutions: Natural Recipes for Health, Body, Home and Garden
Jackie French
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John Douglass, ...
Sowing Seeds in the Desert
Masanobu Fukuoka
Grow a Salad in Your City Apartment E-book - By Rosemary Hansen
A Weaver's Garden
Rita Buchanan
The Food Lover's Garden
Jenni Blackmore
The Green Burial Guidebook
Elizabeth Fournier
The Permaculture Kitchen
Carl Legge
Eating on the Wild Side
Jo Robinson
Home Cheese Making: recipes for 75 homemade cheeses
Ricki Carrol
The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice and Sustainability
Lierre Keith
Woodland Craft
Ben Law
In the Charcuterie
Taylor Boetticher & Toponia Miller
Small-Scale Grain Raising
Gene Logsdon
Trees for Gardens, Orchards & Permaculture
Martin Crawford
The Permaculture Research Handbook, edited
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Possum Living
Dolly Freed
Mycelial Mayhem - Growing Mushooms for Fun, Profit and Companion Planting
David and Kristin Sewak
Push the Zone
David the Good
Growing Green: Animal-Free Organic Techniques
Jenny Hall and Iain Tolhurst
Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals
Homegrown Linen: transforming flaxseed into fibre
Raven Ranson
The Beekeeper's Bible
Richard A. Jones and Sharon Sweeny-Lynch
I'm Right and You're an Idiot
James Hoggan
Guide to Wild Foods
Christopher Nyerges
Paradise Lot By Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates
Modern Arboriculture
Alex Shigo
The School Garden Curriculum
Kaci Rae Christopher
Pests of the West
Whitney Cranshaw
Energy Revolution
Howard Johns
Seed to Seed
Suzanne Ashworth
Root Cellaring
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Fields of Farmers
Joel Salatin
USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning 2015 Revision
The Third Plate
Dan Barber
Nature-Based Therapy
Nevin J. Harper, Kathryn Rose & David Segal
The Permaculture Market Garden
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J. Geraint Jenkins
Sustainable Energy - without the hot air
David MacKay
Growing Food in a Hotter Drier Land : Lessons From Desert Farmers On Adapting to Climate Uncertainty
The Food Forest Handbook
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Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist
Michael Judd
How to Do Nothing
Jenny Odell
The Medicinal Herb Grower
Richo Cech
Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening
Will Bonsall
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fermented Foods
Wardeh Harmon
The Rocket Powered Oven: how to build your own super-efficient cooker
A Tiny Home to Call Your Own
Patricia Foreman
The New Holistic Herbal
Grasses: An Identification Guide
Lauren Brown
Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home
Victoria Redhed Miller
Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making
Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield
The Doable Off-Grid Homestead
Stewart and Shannon Stronger
EDIBLE WILD PLANTS, Eastern/Central North America
The Wildcrafting Brewer
Pascal Baudar
You Alone in the Maine Woods
Gareth Anderson
The Runaway Dandelion; Adventures In SustainAbility
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Permaculture Guide to Reed Beds
Feidhlim Harty
Everyone Wins! 3rd Edition
Josette Luvmour & Ba Luvmour
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Toolbox for Sustainable City Living
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Builder's Greywater Guide
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Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to over 200 Natural Foods
T Elias
The Pressed Plant
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Your Erroneous Zones
Dr Wayne W. Dyer
Passive Annual Heat Storage
John Hait
The Unsettling of America
Wendell Berry
Holy Shit - Managing Manure to save Mankind
Gene Logsdon
Fertile Edges: Regenerating Land, Culture and Hope
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Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business
Elizabeth U
Septic Tank Options and Alternatives
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Brilliant Green: History and Science of Plant Intelligence
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The Crosscut Saw Manual
Warren Miller
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This table is an enormously beneficial resource, thanks to all involved. So many new additions to my library.

Is it ok if I suggest books that I've found eminently useful?
Geoff Lawton recommended on Youtube: 'Gertrud Franck (Companion Planting: Successful Gardening the Organic Way)'
It's a little dry with a lot of reflections on space-utilization, but the home-garden scale and no-nonsense descriptions suit my purposes quite well.

I can also recommend Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren.
It's not a practical guide, but uses theory and symbols to expand your conceptual vocabulary around permaculture.

Finally, Biochar for Environmental Management by Johannes Lehmann & Steven Joseph
This is an incredibly dense, dry technical review of biochar studies up to 2015.
It ranges from biochar microscopy to global impacts of future biochar markets to case studies.
It's not a practical guide, it's quite inaccessible, but it's excellent food for thought for an environmentally-minded policy wonk (like me).
Foreword and Chapter 1 are free on it's website.
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