trip in the course of the digestive platforms of people, farm and wild animals, and meet a few of nature’s final recyclers as they consume, breed in and compete for dung. the autumn of physically waste onto the floor is the beginning of a race opposed to the clock as a large number of dung-feeders and scavengers eat this wealthy foodstuff resource. From the enigmatic dung-rolling beetles to bat guano and great elephant droppings, dung creates a miniature environment to be explored by means of the aspiring dung watcher.
The writer completes the e-book with an identity advisor to dung itself, for you to determine the animal that left it in the back of. Pellets or pats? Scats, spraints, frass, guano, spoor – research your means round varied species’ droppings. There’s additionally a dung-feeder’s id consultant that comes with the species you’re probably to come across on an exploration of the dung heap.
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"I love this ebook. filled with scatological gem stones, it's a excellent, hugely enjoyable and fantastically illustrated consultant to the area of excrement. No bookshelf can be entire with no it." --Professor Dave Goulson, writer of A Sting within the story, founding father of Bumblebee Conservation Trust
"We all understand that s**t occurs. it is what occurs to it afterwards that's quite very important - a gorgeous booklet in regards to the organic poetry of dung, droppings, scat and frass." --Nick Baker
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