Liquid Gold: The Lore And Logic Of Using Urine To Grow Plants
Nitrogen pollution of lakes, rivers, and oceans by human urine is a growing problem. "Liquid Gold" shows how urine can safely be used to grow food, fuel, fiber, and beautiful landscapes while protecting the environment and providing free and safe fertilizer. Featuring a short history of urine use--from ritual to medicinal and even culinary--and many whimsical illustrations...more
Published January 1st 2004 by Green Books
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This is definitely a thought-provoking book. My real problem with it was, in many ways, a collection of anecdotes rather than a survey of scientific work and suggestion of ideas on a larger level. Most people do not want to think about pee, let alone collect their own and put it on the compost heap. They will, however, happily pee into their school urinal, knowing the urine collected will later be collected to fertilize the school orchard. I think the book did not tackle this dilemma head on. Th...more