'Every book is a children's book...

by tosca on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

...if the kid can read!'
~ Mitch Hedberg

In which Tosca finds two unusual book titles in the catalogue and feels a burning need to share them. Umm but kids probably won't read them. Even if they could do so.

It's Wednesday which means this is a 'What the...?! - funny, stupid, oddball book titles' kinda post. No intro because 1) I can't be bothered and 2) the books don't need one, really. They're about organic waste as fertiliser - what more can I say? And, maybe the next time someone shovels me bullshit, I know what to do with it...grow flowers.

Title: The humanure handbook : a guide to composting human manure
Author: Joseph C. Jenkins
Publisher: Jenkins
Year: c1994
Synopsis: The 10th Anniversary Edition of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and thoroughly researched book on the topic of composting human manure available anywhere. It includes a review of the historical, cultural and environmental issues pertaining to "human waste," as well as an in depth look at the potential health risks related to humanure recycling, with clear instructions on how to eliminate those dangers in order to safely convert humanure into garden soil. Written by a humanure composter with over thirty years experience, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a "$25 humanure toilet," a chapter on alternative graywater systems, photos of owner-built humanure toilets from around the world, and an overview of commercial composting toilets and systems. (Product description from Amazon.com)

Title: Holy shit : managing manure to save mankind
Author: Gene Logsdon ; illustrations by Brooke Budner
Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub. Co.
Year: 2010
Synopsis: "Contrary Farmer" Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure, our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value but spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets.

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