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What Shat That?: A Pocket Guide to Poop Identity Paperback – September 1, 2007
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You'll learn a huge amount about how various animals' feces are used to enable scientists to better track and analyze their movements, habits, and health. The book includes a wide array of factoids regarding how dung is used: as fertilizer, tourist souvenirs, a water purifier(!), a necessary part of complex ecosystems, a source of food or shelter for some critters, and more.
The book has a humorous, irreverent tone, invoking every possible name for poo that you could possibly think of and then some.
I loved this book equally for its tone and for the fascinating bits of information scattered throughout--some hilarious, some poignant, some quite gross. You'll learn how the CIA used tiger poop during the Vietnam War, why ants farm and protect aphids for their honeydew-dung, and how ancient civilizations used various types of scat in medicinal remedies. Not to mention the wealth of information scientists have gathered about animals thanks to their dung, either directly or indirectly.
A disappointing piece on s***.
I became suspicious of the clearly inbreed neighbors dog pretty quickly, so I ordered a copy of "Matt Pagett's wonderful book. With his help I was able to convince the local Sheriff that it was indeed my hillbilly neighbor's dog even though the poop pointed towards a bit larger animal. Much to everyone's surprise it turned out to be one of the inbreed children.
The point is, knowing what is crapping in your yard (or on your porch) can lead to an interesting hobby, or even a six week stint in Juvie for the neighbors awful, awful children.
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Love this. Have given to all the grandkids. Kids love something unexpected. Now grandkids are out with friends searching for pop instead of playing video games. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Patricia Lewis
nothing worse than being out in t9he wilderness and not being able to identify what kind of beast shat before you arrived. never again! Read morePublished 20 months ago by Luis83
About 1/2 of the animals have great photos of their tracks but the others have poor drawings that aren't too helpful. Its hard to know the scale as well. Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Linda J. Tipler
Bought it as a gift for a hiking friend and he loved it. It was a Valentine gift and it brought a lot of laughs.Published on February 22, 2013 by Kenlyn