Thankfully this is not your typical boring composting book!
The author has a very witty way of getting his point across regarding poop of virtually every kind. After all everything poops, farts or burps. The dilemma of late has been all about green house gasses & CFO's (Factory Farms where the animals pretty much stand knee deep in their own waste).
Our disgust with our conventional food system is one of the reasons why we try to avoid supporting it! We support local Eco-Farms as much as possible for the products we don't produce on our own small family farm.
A very good point made in this book that hit home - not to let people like ourselves get caught up in creating our own little "oasis" of better animal management & land management (both include poop of course) & ignore what is happening in the outside world. After all some people are in concrete jungles, or most simply don't have a couple of acres where they can compost without upsetting off their neighbors.
We have been composting for many years now. We just have various piles. No temperature checks or anything else. We don't have the time. Thanks to our use of all natural litter called SWheat Scoop, we even compost our cats litter box waste. We do not use our this for any of our food crops, but we do use it for flowers & the like. Even the menfolk wee outside.
Thankfully this book discusses the taboo our society has in using cat/dog/human waste on our food & flowers. He provides enough information to enlighten the reader at how silly or as he puts it "insane" humans are. We behave as if crap is a vile evil thing that must hurriedly be flushed away as if it never happened! Why do we do that? Sure it smells but it's not going to jump up & try to kill us! As a society we really do act strangely when it comes to certain types of feces, especially our own. It was something we never gave any thought to until it was pointed out to us in this book. We humans really are a bit nutty.
This isn't a boring book with charts & percentages, temperatures your pile must reach, etc. It's not a science book on composting. Even so it is truly full of useful information no matter who you are. Like us with some land & farm animals, or a concrete jungle dweller, suburbanite, or a giant CFO. All of us can benefit from the advice given in this book. The author will make you laugh, shake your head & keep you reading.
What is fantastic to us is how the author discusses so many different types of feces. The animal they come from, the size & how easy it is or isn't to deal with. The cost of raising animals. Fencing issues. From horses to rabbits & the already mentioned humans. It really amazes us how he can be so informative without being dull & does it in a very little book! The ease of reading, the wealth of information & the humor make it a perfect book for High Schools. A little enlightenment just might be what it takes to improve our messed up food system & our own silly feces phobias.
This is a book worth sharing.