The Origin of Feces

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

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'The Origin of Feces' takes an important subject out of locker-rooms, potty-training manuals and bio-solids management boardrooms, bringing it into the fresh air of everyone's lives. With insight and wit, David Waltner-Toews explores what has been too often ignored as he makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of waste. Waltner-Toews shows how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production, food distribution and ecosystems. It serves as a reminder that unless we change how we think about shit, we are doomed to live in it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • ECW Press,Canada
  • Montreal, Canada
  • English
  • 177041116X
  • 9781770411166
  • 198,272

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"[A]stonishingly readable and interesting." --"Svenska Dagbladet"show more

About David Waltner-Toews

David Waltner-Toews is a veterinarian and epidemiologist. He is the author of "The Chickens Fight Back: Pandemic Panics and Deadly Diseases That Jump from Animals to People" and "Food, Sex and Salmonella: Why Our Food Is Making Us Sick." He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.show more