Menlo Park, CA: Portola Institute, 1970. Illustrated color wraps, black and white inside. Offset on newsprint. Staplebound. 11 x 14 ½ in. 144pp. Good condition, front wrap detached, back wrap heavily chipped and worn, slight edgewear, inside pages clean. Item #5215
The Whole Earth Catalog was a landmark publication dreamt up by Stewart Brand, which evolved into a pre-Internet database and skillshare, offering thousands of pieces of advice, tools, supplies, diagrams, and illustrations on do-it-yourself projects for living off the grid or communally. It’s subtitle on every cover reads “access to tools”.