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The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition

Shit in a Nutshell
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
 | 
May, 2019
ISBN:
9780964425880
Quantity: 
1
$32.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Written in laypeople’s terms by a humanure composting practitioner and organic gardener with 40 years’ experience, this book—of great environmental importance, actually—is for anyone interested in a unique topic that is fundamentally related to every human being on planet Earth. It’s also great fun to read

This richly illustrated 4th edition of The Humanure Handbook is completely revised, expanded, and updated, but retains that element of improbable humour that made this book an underground classic. This fascinating, one-of-a-kind book tells you how to safely recycle human manure, and includes colour photos of humanure-compost gardens, listings for international commercial compost toilet sources and manufacturers, and a list of backyard composting bins and compost thermometer sources. This new edition also contains a chapter on alternative graywater systems; illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building a simple, low-cost composting toilet for household, camp, or emergency use; current information about community-level composting; and the latest material on composting microbiology.

If “shit happens,” then so does humanure...

“Finally we have a comprehensive book on recycling human excrement without chemicals, high technology, or pollution. Well-written, practical, and thoroughly researched.” —Whole Earth Review

Publisher’s Description: 

An updated edition of an underground classic

This is the 4th edition of a self-published book that no respectable publisher would touch with a ten-foot shovel. The 1st edition was published in 1994 with a print run of 600 copies, which the author expected to watch decompose in his garage for the rest of his life. Now, 24 years later, the book has sold over 65,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 19 languages and been published in foreign editions on four continents.

The previous editions won numerous awards, including the Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deeming the book "Most Likely to Save the Planet. The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: Mother Earth News, Whole Earth Review, Countryside Journal, The Journal of Environmental Quality, Natural Health, NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, Organic Gardening Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.

The 4th edition is a completely revised, expanded, and updated version of what has become an underground classic bestseller. The author draws from 40 years of research, experience, and travel, to expand and clarify your knowledge and understanding of... your poop!

Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting or gardening, or looking for basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print!

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