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Holy Shit - Managing Manure to Save Mankind (Paperback)

Gene Logsdon

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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.

General

Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2010
First published: August 2010
Authors: Gene Logsdon
Dimensions: 190 x 140 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 204
ISBN-13: 978-1-60358-251-3
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Crop husbandry
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Environmental economics > Sustainability
Books > Professional & Technical > Agriculture & farming > Crop husbandry > Fertilizers & manures
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Organic gardening
Books > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods
Books > Gardening > Specialized gardening methods > Organic gardening
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LSN: 1-60358-251-7
Barcode: 9781603582513

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