I love this book, as much for the inspiration it gives me as for the information. It is very much a how-to book on self-sufficient living and is filled with practical chapters on everything from growing grains to baking bread to butchering hogs.
It has a section on how to plan your garden for a full year, making good use of each season. It has diagrams of homesteads from an urban garden to a 5 acre farm. I've poured over this book many times over the last 5 years or so and dreamed of a "simple life". Turns out, the simple life is a lot of work. I'll keep dreaming.