Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: The Complete Compost Gardening Guide: Banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing ... most flavorful, nutritous vegetables ever.
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I have a pet peeve for books that constantly say "See page 203 for more information" etc. I felt like I was constantly getting a tidbit of information then told I would learn more later on. I found Gardening for Dummies had this problem as well, but this could be a personal issue and not a big deal for other people. I also didn't need advice on recycling etc, I found it seemed to be pushing recycling and how to recycle constantly on me which was unnecessary. I think 99% of people that would buy a book on composting probably know a lot about recycling.
For the positives I enjoyed the information (although would have organized it differently) and the photos and design of the book are excellent. I would give it 3.5 stars if that were an option.
I wish I'd read the reviews before I bought this book. If you're not already a gardener and a composter, you're probably not going to have the first idea what the authors are talking about. I'm neither (yet), and I have searched in vain inside this book for the smallest clue on how to start a composting project.
The authors mention "pieces of the puzzle missing" in other composting books they'd read before being inspired to write this one. This book seems to be a collection of all of those pieces without the rest of the puzzle.
The book is nicely presented and visually interesting, with large color photographs, illustrations, and sidebars. I'm sure it contains a wealth of information. It's just not the information I actually need.
Although there is a lot of different information in the book it, in some instances, just briefly describes the technique, but offers no pictures or examples. Also, sometimes the descriptions of "How To" are not descriptive enough for me. I am a highly visual person so I need to also see what they are describing.
Too redundant and too many unnecessary details, I would have liked a more condensed version. Also I opted for the e-version but would recommend the paper version as this book is really a reference book.