THE LITTLE BOOK OF DUNG
The Not so Little Book of Dung is informative and entertaining on this very important subject which affects our everyday lives, and is very much a preoccupation of our modern times. Dung from doves is mentioned in the bible and recommended as a fertiliser firstly by the Romans and then later by the Tudors and Georgians.
Victorian cities in Great Britain were drowning in sewage and in the hot dry weather of 1858, the stench was such that the Houses of Parliament were nearly transferred to another site. Joseph Bazalgette one of the notable pioneers of public health engineers devised a network of sewers in London that is still being used today. Dung also made millions of pounds for Victorian entrepreneurs out of guano, and the orchards and flower markets flourished with the use of the ellfuent.
Today this valuable commodity is better recognised for its uses and helps to create products as diverse as electricity, with elephant dung being used in the product of paper manufacture.
With charming black and white illustrations, this book will enchant gardeners and historians with nuggets of poetry, quotations and songs on this not so enchanting subject.
THE (NOT SO LITTLE) BOOK OF DUNG
Published by Sutton Publishing