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The Humanure Handbook
Pages:300 pages
Book Art:Black and white photos, tables, charts, and drawings
Size:6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
Pub. Date:May 6, 2019
ISBN:9780964425880

The Humanure Handbook, 4th Edition

Shit in a Nutshell

Available for Pre-Order. Release date: April 29, 2019

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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 Review, Countryside Journal, The Journal of Environmental Quality, Natural Health, NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy 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!

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Reviews and Praise

  • "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


More Reviews and Praise


  • "Despite all the books on manure and how to use it, human manure composting is not covered elsewhere, making the Humanure Handbook a fine reference for any who would learn these basics. If you're an avid composter, there's nothing like this on the market."–Midwest Book Review

  • "Finally we have a comprehensive book on recycling human excrement without chemicals, high technology, or pollution. Well written, practical, and thoroughly researched . . ."Whole Earth Review

  • "Almost certain to become a classic in its field. This book should be required reading. . . ."–Countryside Journal

  • "We think The Humanure Handbook ranks right up there with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring . . ."HortIdeas



Reviews and Praise

  • "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

More Reviews and Praise
  • "Despite all the books on manure and how to use it, human manure composting is not covered elsewhere, making the Humanure Handbook a fine reference for any who would learn these basics. If you're an avid composter, there's nothing like this on the market."–Midwest Book Review

  • "Finally we have a comprehensive book on recycling human excrement without chemicals, high technology, or pollution. Well written, practical, and thoroughly researched . . ."Whole Earth Review

  • "Almost certain to become a classic in its field. This book should be required reading. . . ."–Countryside Journal

  • "We think The Humanure Handbook ranks right up there with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring . . ."HortIdeas

About Joseph C. Jenkins

Joseph Jenkins is an internationally recognized slate roofing expert with a penchant for environmental and social justice issues. Other books of his include The Slate Roof Bible, and The Humanure Handbook.

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