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Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind
By Brooke Budner (illustrator) and Gene Logsdon
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Chelsea Green Pub Co
Publication date August 30, 2010
Pages 204
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781603582513
ISBN-10 1603582517
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $17.50
Other format details sci/tech
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In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, 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 that 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. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline.

With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like:

  • How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly
  • How to operate a small manure spreader
  • How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure
  • How to compost cat and dog waste
  • How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes, and
  • How to get rid ourselves of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine.

Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.



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9781603582513 | details & prices | 204 pages | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $17.50
About: In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource.

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