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

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

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By (author) David Waltner-Toews

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  • Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
  • Format: Paperback | 206 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Montreal
  • ISBN 10: 177041116X
  • ISBN 13: 9781770411166
  • Sales rank: 170,081

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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.

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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.

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