The Origin of Feces

The Origin of Feces

What Excrement Tells Us About Evolution, Ecology, and A Sustainable Society

Book - 2013
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An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, this cultural history explores an often ignored subject matter and makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of human and animal waste. Approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives--evolutionary, ecological, and cultural--this examination shows how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production and distribution, and global ecosystems. From primordial ooze, dung beetles, bug frass, cat scats, and flush toilets to global trade, pandemics, and energy, this is the awesome, troubled, uncensored story of feces.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : ECW Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781770411166
Branch Call Number: 573.49 WALTN
Characteristics: xxiii, 198 p. ; 21 cm


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Jun 18, 2016

This book is the sh*t. Part history, part science, part cultural study. Fun!

Another great book on the matter is Poop Culture: How America is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product by Dave Praeger.

Jun 07, 2013

a great book ; for me to poop on!

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