I don't have any outdoor elbowroom or design to begin composting soon, but I was interested in the topic. This is a great book that demystifies leaf mold and makes it sound attainable for the medium untrained individual. The basic presume is that everything deteriorations, so even if all you do is just throw whatever you have in a big pile, eventually it will leaf mold. It may be anaerobic, slimy, smelly, and shay, but it will wither. From there he gives info about the breeds and areas of chattel to include and many, many discrepancies on building and turning your pile. It struck an excellent balance between fully informative and overly scientific/condescending.