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The Humanure Handbook:
A Guide to Composting

Human Manure

by Joseph Jenkins
Paperback (1996)

The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure The Humanure Handbook:
A Guide to Composting

Human Manure
(The Humanure Hand Book, 2)

by Joseph Jenkins, Tom Griffin
Paperback (1999)

The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and thoroughly researched book on the topic of composting human manure available anywhere. It includes a review of the historical, cultural, and environmental issues pertaining to "human waste," as well as an in depth look at the potential health risks related to humanure recycling, with clear instructions on how to eliminate those dangers in order to safely convert humanure into garden soil. Written by a humanure composter with over twenty years experience, this classic work now includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to build a "$25 composting toilet." Also new to the second edition is a chapter on alternative graywater systems; color photos of humanure compost gardens; a review of U.S. state regulations pertaining to compost toilets, graywater systems, and constructed wetlands; and a list of compost toilets sources worldwide. The humor throughout the book, however, remains execrable.

Graywater reuse and waterless toilets in a new book.   Composting toilet systems and other ecological wastewater management methods are emerging as viable and cost-saving alternatives to wastewater disposal systems worldwide. This book explains why -- and how to choose,
install and maintain them. In this book, you will find:
* Descriptions of more than 40 systems -- both manufactured and site-built -- and their sources
* Compatible toilet stools and micro-flush toilets
* Tips on choosing, planning, installing and maintaining your composting toilet system (including what the manufacturers won't tell you)
* The experiences of owner-operators worldwide
* What you should know about graywater systems
* Regulations and advice about getting your system approved.
Co-authored by David Del Porto, who has sold and serviced thousands of several models and brands of composting toilet systems since 1972. He has also helped write regulations and performance standards for these systems, and has designed composting toilet and graywater systems for Greenpeace and for developing countries. The authors invite comments for the second edition of the book.
The co-author, Carol Steinfeld, 1999