Poo! A History of the World from the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee


Poo! A History of the World from the Bottom Up by Sarah Albee

Throughout history, civilisation has been shaped not only by human design, but by human poo, or rather, by how humans decided to get rid of it! From finding out how many toilets you can expect to find in the average Egyptian pyramid, to how moats around medieval castles were used as more than just a defence against enemies, Poo is a fascinating exploration of how human waste and it's disposal has changed the world.


A history book well worth reading on the loo. Flipside This book is full of amusing incidents... there are many surprises and quite a few shocks. It will make you glad you live in this century and make you appreciate your nice, clean flushing toilet! Primary Times

About the Author

Sarah Albee writes children's books for many age groups and under a number of pseudonyms. She has had three of her books appear on the New York Times Bestseller list. This is her first title for A & C Black.

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170 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11


Sarah Albee
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Publication date

13th September 2012



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