The Origin of Feces

  • by David Waltner-Toews
  • Narrated by Kevin Scollin
  • 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An entertaining and enlightening exploration of why waste matters, this cultural history explores an often ignored subject matter and makes a compelling argument for a deeper understanding of human and animal waste. Approaching the subject from a variety of perspectives - evolutionary, ecological, and cultural - this examination shows how integral excrement is to biodiversity, agriculture, public health, food production and distribution, and global ecosystems. From primordial ooze, dung beetles, bug frass, cat scats, and flush toilets to global trade, pandemics, and energy, this is the awesome, troubled, uncensored story of feces.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Funny and informative

Would you listen to The Origin of Feces again? Why?

I think I would. There is really a lot of interesting information. It's impossible to remember everything and I suppose I'll have to get back to the book at some point.

Who was your favorite character and why?


Have you listened to any of Kevin Scollin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not, but most likely will.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I don't know if I wanted to, but I did.

Any additional comments?

Kevin Scollin is a very good narrator. It's not tiring to listen to him even 6 hours straight.

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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios