To live in a new world, for example, if the sun cooks all electronics on earth in a fit of coronal mass ejection, humans may need to mostly re-learn to grow food without current technologies, before all supplies run out. If you want to get a head start on that, or just want to work toward self-sufficiency because you like the idea, check out the books below.
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1. “The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure” by Joseph Jenkins
This book provides a comprehensive guide to human waste management and composting, which could be essential knowledge for rebuilding human civilization.
This book offers valuable information on how to thrive in the wilderness with very few resources.
3. “The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It” by John Seymour
This classic guide to homesteading provides practical information on how to live independently and sustainably.
4. “The Encyclopedia of Country Living” by Carla Emery
This comprehensive guide offers practical advice on everything from gardening and preserving food to raising animals and making clothing.
5. “Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide” by Thomas Elias and Peter Dykeman
This guide offers detailed information on wild plants that are edible and nutritious, providing an important resource for food production.
This book offers practical advice on how to run a successful organic farming business, a critical component of rebuilding civilization.
This book offers advice on how to grow healthy, high-yielding crops using organic methods.
8. “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development” by Tariq Hasan Khan
This book offers a deep dive into the science of biodiversity and its role in sustaining human civilization.
9. “Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together” by Sylvia Bernstein
This book offers a practical guide to a sustainable, integrated system of fish farming and vegetable gardening.
10. “The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times” by Carol Deppe
This book offers advice on how to produce food in challenging conditions, offering practical tips on seed saving, low-energy food preservation, and more.