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

David Waltner-Toews


An exciting and enlightening exploration of why waste issues The foundation of Feces takes a major topic out of locker-rooms, potty-training manuals, and bio-solids administration boardrooms into the clean air of everyone’s lives. With perception and wit, David Waltner-Toews explores what has been too frequently neglected and makes a compelling argument for a deeper knowing of human and animal waste. imminent the topic from numerous views — evolutionary, ecological, and cultural — The beginning of Feces exhibits us how crucial excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public wellbeing and fitness, meals creation and distribution, and international ecosystems. From the primordial ooze to dung beetles, from computer virus frass, cat scats, and flush bogs to worldwide exchange, pandemics, and effort, this is often the extraordinary, stricken, unexpurgated tale of feces.

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