Annotations for Poop Happened! : A History of the World from the Bottom Up


Baker & Taylor
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; through a blend of historical photos and humorous illustrations, the author traces human civilization using a fascinating (albeit revolting) theme. Simultaneous.

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McMillan Palgrave

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!



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