My husband couldn't be happier with this book. He was trying to figure out, on his own, how to compost, what to compost, how to build a composter, but couldn't find anything that told him what he tought he needed. I found this book, ordered it and the result is a smiling man that is in compost heaven. He's already built a composter and three bins. I dare not throw anything into the garbage before he inspects it for possible materials to add to his compost. Great book. Easy to understand language. Great illustrations. Covers a lot, explains a lot in to the point manner.