Poop

Poop : A Natural History of the Unmentionable

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Description

Playful, but filled with information, this book takes poop out of the sewers and into the scientific community where it belongs. --The Horn Book

Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it . . . and most grown-ups would rather not mention it. But scientists who study animal feces find out all sorts of things, such as the number of insects a bat eats or just how a T. rex devoured a triceratops 70 million years ago. Poop is an excellent prototype for recycling and perhaps the most useful stuff on Earth. Take a peek at Poop and find out what it's for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it.
Back matter includes an index and a glossary.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 149 x 240 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0763641286
  • 9780763641283
  • 101,727

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies graduated with a degree in zoology before becoming a writer, producer, and presenter of radio and television programs. Her award-winning books for children include BIG BLUE WHALE, ONE TINY TURTLE, SURPRISING SHARKS, and BAT LOVES THE NIGHT. She says, "As a zoologist, you are never far from poop! I've baked goose poop in an oven with my dinner, looked at bat poop under the microscope, and had my T-shirt stained pink with blue-whale poop. I was obviously fated to write this book." Nicola Davies lives in Somerset, England. Neal Layton has illustrated many well-received picture books, including THE SUNDAY BLUES, which he also wrote. About this project, he says, "I used pencils, paint, pens, ink, pieces of collage, photocopiers, a computer, bits of stick, an old toothbrush, dough, a cake-icing bag, and a camera to make the illustrations for POOP. I had so much fun and learned lots, too!" Neal Layton lives in Portsmouth, England.
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Rating details

261 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (97)
3 12% (32)
2 2% (6)
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