Story of Shit The

Dekkers Midas Forest-Flier Nancy

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781925355178
Published: January 2018

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"A masterful writing style that is not only unique in biology but without equal in the whole of Dutch literature.The Story of Shitshows Dekkers once again to be in possession of a golden pen." --New Scientist

A witty, fascinating look at something we generally prefer not to look too closely at.

We are very discreet. We disappear into a private room, perform the task, flush, wash, and reappear as if nothing happened. Of course, hygiene is necessary--some faecal bacteria, if re-ingested, can cause very serious problems--and unpleasant aromas are best kept at bay.

But in all this hygienic discretion have we lost touch with an integral part of ourselves-something as much a part of living as breathing, eating and sleeping? Something enriching, creative and even enjoyable?

The Story of Shitpresents a personal, cultural, scientific, historical, and environmental account of shit, from the digestive process and the fascinating workings of the gut, to the act of defecation and toilet etiquette. With irreverent humor and a compelling narrative style, Midas Dekkers brings a refreshing, entertaining and illuminating perspective to a once-taboo subject.

Midas Dekkersis a bestselling Dutch writer and biologist. His books includePhysical Exercise, The Way of All Flesh, Dearest Pet andThe Larva.

Nancy Forest-Flieris a Dutch-to-English translator. She was educated in the United States and now lives in the Netherlands.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781925355178
  • Published: January 2018
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Width: 15.4 mm
  • Height: 3.1 mm
  • Depth: 23.4 mm
  • Publisher:not specified


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