How To Shit Around the World, 2nd Edition
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How To Shit Around the World, 2nd Edition

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International travel is rewarding and fun, but sometimes it exacts a price. Activities we take for granted-eating, bathing, and going to the toilet-can range from challenging to risky in unfamiliar territory. In How to Shit Around the World, Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth takes a sympathetic and funny approach to the most basic human activity, interweaving hilarious anecdotes from fellow travelers with sensible tips and techniques. More than just a how-to, this book inspires the traveler to be adventurous in dealing with foreign toilets, and to heed the fascinating cultural lessons to be learned from the simple act of using the bathroom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • No
  • 1609521927
  • 9781609521929

Table of contents

Preface
Introduction

Kathleen Meyer
1 Travelers' Diarrhea

Knowing It, Avoiding It
2 What's in the Water?

When Is It Safe to Drink?
3 Eating Right

The Pleasures and Perils of Seafood
4 Weird Foods

The Risks of Fearless Dining
5 Squat Loos and Long-Drops

Which Way to the Ladies/Gents?
6 Water, Water

Dehydration, Rehydration
7 Caught Short?

Managing on Long Bus Rides
8 Tummy Troubles

Dysentery and Serious Kinds of Infections
9 Immunization Against Diarrhea and Travelers' Ills

Precautions Now and in the Future
10 Coping Without Paper

Time-Honored Methods for Keeping Clean
11 Women's Unmentionables

Challenges and Solutions for Female Travelers
12 Can It Be Worms?

Avoiding Them
13 Bad Beasts

Snakes and Spiders and Leeches, Oh My!
14 Going Outside

Taking Care of Nature's Call
15 Bathing

Hazards and Techniques in Unusual Circumstances
16 Children

Keeping Little Ones Healthy
17 Senior Travelers

Assessing Special Needs
18 Homecoming

You've Returned, Are You Healthy?
19 Packing List and Minimal Medical Kit
20 Resources and References
Index
Index of Contributors
Acknowledgments
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Review Text

"Straightforward advice...a great bathroom read." -The Washington Post

"Worth digesting." -Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel

"A cheery and common-sensical guide." -The Independent

"...the good doctor has our best interests at heart, giving expert advice, about learning how to eat and drink safely in a foreign country, including how to manage on long bus rides." -Las Vegas Sun
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Review quote

"Straightforward advice...a great bathroom read." -The Washington Post


"Worth digesting." -Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel


"A cheery and common-sensical guide." -The Independent


"...the good doctor has our best interests at heart, giving expert advice, about learning how to eat and drink safely in a foreign country, including how to manage on long bus rides." -Las Vegas Sun
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About Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth

Dr. Jane Wilson-Howarth is a fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and ran clinics and health education programs in Asia for 14 years. She divides her time between Cambridge, UK and Kathmandu, Nepal.
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