All growing up I remember reading this book, flipping through the pictures and reading things I thought I'd never see in 'real' life (aka, skinning a rabbit). The book edition we had was with a yellow cover, but the information is all the same and wonderful.
A few years ago I purchased this recent edition for my husband as a gift, because he used to have it as well.
As we have slowly built our family farm, we have referred to it often. Now, as we prepare to move to a 5 acre property, I know that we'll be using it more often. Whether you're a small, suburban gardener or working on a more self-sustaining home, this book is a MUST HAVE!!