Poop Happened!

Poop Happened!

A History of the World From the Bottom up

Book - 2010
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Did lead pipes
cause the fall of the Roman Empire?
How many toilets were in the
average Egyptian pyramid?

How did a knight wearing fifty
pounds of armor go to the bathroom?
Was poor hygiene the last straw
before the French Revolution?
Did Thomas Crapper really invent
the modern toilet?
How do astronauts go
in space?
History finally comes out of the water-closet in
this exploration of how people's need to relieve themselves shaped human
development from ancient times to the present. Throughout time, the most
successful civilizations were the ones who realized that everyone poops, and they
had better figure out how to get rid of it! From the world's first flushing toilet
invented by ancient Minoan plumbers to castle moats in the middle ages that
used more than just water to repel enemies, Sarah Albee traces human
civilization using one revolting yet fascinating theme.

A blend of historical photos and humorous illustrations
bring the answers to these questions and more to life, plus extra-gross sidebar information adds to the potty humor. This is bathroom reading kids, teachers,
librarians, and parents won't be able to put down!

Publisher: New York : Walker, 2010.
ISBN: 9780802720771
Characteristics: 170 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leighton, Robert 1960-- Illustrator


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Jul 30, 2017

I actually own this book, and my brother LOVES it. It has all the info you need about feces, including the origin, history, and diseases that come from it. It also has the history of different types of toilets from different eras.
RECOMMENDED. (especially for young boys.)

Lastlap May 03, 2011

delightful way to learn about the history of sanitation and the importance of clean water. Boys will especially like this - lots of bodily functions - especially the chapter "The Origin of Feces"

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Jul 30, 2017

awesomesilas thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99


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