Green home from top to bottom

With the current state of the economy and the challenges linked to global warming, an increasing number of books are being written about how to be a self-sufficient, eco-friendly householder. This month, we present you with a broad selection that includes books that will enable you to reduce your carbon footprint and decorate your home with handmade fixtures and eco-friendly materials. These items will also teach you how to maintain a healthy garden (thanks to homemade compost) that will yield vegetables ready to be cooked into hearty meals. And if you’re interested in container-gardening, or bathroom and kitchen design, check out this month’s Home and Garden Recent Picks.