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    DescriptionAn entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters The Origin of Feces takes an important subject out of locker-rooms, potty-training manuals, and bio-solids management boardrooms into the fresh air of everyone's lives. With insight and wit, David Waltner-Toews explores what has been too often ignored 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 -- The Origin of Feces shows us how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production and distribution, and global ecosystems. From the primordial ooze to dung beetles, from bug frass, cat scats, and flush toilets to global trade, pandemics, and energy, this is the awesome, troubled, unexpurgated story of feces.


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    Title
    The Origin of Feces
    Subtitle
    What Excrement Tells Us About Evolution, Ecology, and a Sustainable Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Waltner-Toews
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 206
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 209 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 229 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770411166
    ISBN 10: 177041116X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    LC classification: Q
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, SCI000000, BUS072000, SCI027000, SOC002010, SCI020000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 573.4/9, 573.49
    DC23: 612.36
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    ECW Press,Canada
    Imprint name
    ECW Press,Canada
    Publication date
    01 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "[A]stonishingly readable and interesting." --"Svenska Dagbladet"