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trip during the digestive platforms of people, farm and wild animals, and meet a few of nature’s final recyclers as they devour, 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 mess of dung-feeders and scavengers eat this wealthy nutrition resource. From the enigmatic dung-rolling beetles to bat guano and titanic elephant droppings, dung creates a miniature atmosphere to be explored by way of the aspiring dung watcher.

The writer completes the booklet with an identity consultant to dung itself, so you might determine the animal that left it in the back of. Pellets or pats? Scats, spraints, frass, guano, spoor – examine your method round assorted species’ droppings. There’s additionally a dung-feeder’s identity consultant that incorporates the species you’re probably to come across on an exploration of the dung heap.

Editorial reviews

"This booklet is a real gem and person who unfolded an entire new global of common heritage to me.... a top perform instance of clinical writing." --Clive Herbert, London Naturalist

"I love this ebook. filled with scatological gem stones, it's a excellent, hugely exciting and wonderfully illustrated consultant to the realm of excrement. No bookshelf might be entire with no it." --Professor Dave Goulson, writer of A Sting within the story, founding father of Bumblebee Conservation Trust

"We all comprehend that s**t occurs. it really is what occurs to it afterwards that's relatively vital - a stunning e-book concerning the organic poetry of dung, droppings, scat and frass." --Nick Baker

"This e-book may make an outstanding addition to any entomologist's bookshelf and a thought-provoking learn for an individual easily enthusiastic about cr*p. i am simply comfortable it is not scratch-and-sniff." --Alex Evans, Biosphere Magazine

"This is a so much thought-provoking, well-researched, well-illustrated and informative ebook filled with attention-grabbing evidence via a widely known writer who understands his topic and, while evidently attractive to the devoted coleopterist or dipterist, it additionally can't support yet be favored by means of the overall entomologist." --John W. Phillips, British magazine of Entomology and normal History

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