The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure

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Jenkins Pub., 1999 - Nature - 302 pages
Written in laypeople's terms by a humanure composting practitioner with twenty years' experience, this book is for anyone interested in a unique topic that is fundamentally related to every human being on planet Earth.The second edition of The Humanure Handbook is completely revised, expanded, and updated, but retains that element of improbable humor that made this book an underground classic. This fascinating, one-of-a-kind book tells you how to safely recycle human manure, and includes color photographs of humanure-compost gardens, listings for international commercial compost toilet sources and manufacturers, and a list of backyard composting bin and compost thermometer retailers. 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.

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Contents

THE BEGINNING
11
WASTE NOT WANT
26
MICROHUSBANDRY
79
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Joseph Jenkins has composted humanure at his home in Pennsylvania for twenty-six years, while raising a family. During that time he has developed an extraordinary depth of insight into the processes involved. His easy writing style, thorough research, and execrable humor have caused his self-published books to be published on three continents and circulated around the world. Jenkins has received three national awards for his books and has been a finalist in seven other book award competitions. More information can be found on his Web site at www.joseph-jenkins.com.

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