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The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition – Joseph C. Jenkins

The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition – Joseph C. Jenkins

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The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition: Shit in a Nutshell
by Joseph C. Jenkins

Published by Joseph Jenkins Inc. - May 2019 - Paperback - 300pp – 23cm x 15cm

An updated edition of an underground classic.

This is the 4th edition of a self-published book that no respectable publisher would touch with a ten-foot shovel. The 1st edition was published in 1994 with a print run of 600 copies, which the author expected to watch decompose in his garage for the rest of his life. Now, 24 years later, the book has sold over 65,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 19 languages and been published in foreign editions on four continents.

The previous editions won numerous awards, including the Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deeming the book “Most Likely to Save the Planet.” The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: Mother Earth News, Whole Earth ReviewCountryside Journal, The Journal of Environmental Quality, Natural Health, NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street JournalPlayboy Magazine, Organic Gardening Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.

The 4th edition is a completely revised, expanded, and updated version of what has become an underground classic bestseller. The author draws from 40 years of research, experience, and travel, to expand and clarify your knowledge and understanding of… your poop!

Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting or gardening, or looking for basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print!

‘This is a cult classic which might strike those without an outhouse as disgusting. But the methods outlined within have the potential to change the ecological fate of the world.’ New Yorker Magazine


Joseph Jenkins is the author of several award-winning self-published books, including The Humanure Handbook, The Slate Roof Bible, The Balance Point, The Compost Toilet Handbook, and Self Publishing: Top Ten Tips.


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