Download e-book for kindle: Call of Nature: The Secret Life of Dung by Richard Jones

By Richard Jones

trip throughout the digestive structures 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 large number of dung-feeders and scavengers eat this wealthy meals resource. From the enigmatic dung-rolling beetles to bat guano and gigantic elephant droppings, dung creates a miniature atmosphere to be explored via the aspiring dung watcher.

The writer completes the e-book with an id consultant to dung itself, that you can determine the animal that left it at the back of. Pellets or pats? Scats, spraints, frass, guano, spoor – research your approach round diverse 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.

Editorial reviews

"This booklet is a real gem and person who spread out a complete new global of normal background to me.... a most sensible perform instance of clinical writing." --Clive Herbert, London Naturalist

"I love this ebook. choked with scatological gem stones, it's a outstanding, hugely wonderful 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 comprehend that s**t occurs. it truly is what occurs to it afterwards that's relatively very important - a gorgeous publication concerning the organic poetry of dung, droppings, scat and frass." --Nick Baker

"This ebook might make a good addition to any entomologist's bookshelf and a thought-provoking learn for an individual easily all for cr*p. i am simply happy it isn't scratch-and-sniff." --Alex Evans, Biosphere Magazine

"This is a such a lot thought-provoking, well-researched, well-illustrated and informative booklet packed with fascinating proof by way of a widely known writer who is aware his topic and, while evidently beautiful to the devoted coleopterist or dipterist, it additionally can't aid yet be liked by way of the final entomologist." --John W. Phillips, British magazine of Entomology and traditional History

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