Very thorough compost book that breaks down compost basics in a way that incorporates scientific terms but explains enough for the general public. Haven't finished reading but have already used the knowledge!
This book is well written, very understandable but is somewhat of an overview. The author is an academic, and presents like one. . For the technically minded this approach may be good but I found it a bit clinical. The information presented is good, just a bit on the thin side. I thought I would learn more about compost tea, but I still favor the previous book on that subject listed below. Some of the graphics are good while many seem like filler to make up the page count. However, if you know nothing about compost--buy it--its a good primer.
Most all of the details are here, very easy to read and follow book about compost. Learn not only how to compost but why the plants love it and more importantly need it!
About the Author
Grace Gershuny, in addition to her position on the staff of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Program, has worked for many years as an educator, organizer, and market gardener. She is nationally known in the alternative agriculture movement, is the author of Start With the Soil, and Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea: Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm as well as co-author of The Rodale Book of Composting and The Soul of Soil. She is on the faculties of the Institute for Social Ecology and Goddard College, and lives in Barnet, Vermont.