The Resource The story of shit, Midas Dekkers ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier

The story of shit, Midas Dekkers ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier

Label
The story of shit
Title
The story of shit
Statement of responsibility
Midas Dekkers ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
We are very discreet. We disappear into a small room, perform the task, flush, wash and reappear as if nothing happened. Of course, hygiene is necessary - some faecal bacteria, if re-ingested, can cause very serious problems - and unpleasant aromas are best kept at bay. But in all this hygienic discretion have we lost touch with an integral part of ourselves - something as much a part of living as breathing, eating and sleeping? Something enriching, creative and even enjoyable. In The Story of Shit, Dutch biologist Midas Dekkers presents a personal, cultural, scientific, historical and environmental account of shit, from the digestive process and the fascinating workings of the gut, to the act of defecation and toilet etiquette. With irreverent humour and a compelling narrative style, Dekkers brings a refreshing, entertaining and illuminating perspective to a once-taboo subject
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Cataloging source
ANL
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1946-
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Dekkers, Midas
Dewey number
612.36
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Forest-Flier, Nancy
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  • Excretion
  • Digestive organs
  • Etiquette
  • Defecation
  • Defecation
  • Faeces
  • Defecation
Label
The story of shit, Midas Dekkers ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Dutch as 'De kleine verlossing of de lust van ontlasten' by Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, Amsterdam, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061140464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011671468
Label
The story of shit, Midas Dekkers ; translated from the Dutch by Nancy Forest-Flier
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Dutch as 'De kleine verlossing of de lust van ontlasten' by Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, Amsterdam, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061140464
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011671468

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