One-Straw Revolution is not by any means a gardening book. If you are looking for advice, planting guides, charts, etc, this is not the book for you. I’ve heard the book described as “Zen and the Art of Farming” and that comes closer to a description. It is a collection of essays by Masanobu Fukuoka that describes his simple (yet complex) philosophy of farming: work with the land rather than against it. It’s also a quick read. I read it on my kindle while rocking my baby to sleep.