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The Origin of Feces: What Excrement Tells Us About Evolution, Ecology, and a Sustainable Society

Popular Science

By: David Waltner-Toews (Author)

198 pages, no illustrations

Essays on Canadian Writing Press

Paperback | Jun 2013 | #206141 | ISBN-13: 9781770411166
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About this book

An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, The Origin of Feces 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.

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