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The Toilet Papers: Recycling Waste and Conserving Water

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  5 reviews
A classic is back in print! One of the favorite books of 1970s back-to-the-landers, The Toilet Papers is an informative, inspiring, and irreverent look at how people have dealt with their wastes through the centuries. In a historical survey, Van der Ryn provides the basic facts concerning human wastes, and describes safe designs for toilets that reduce water consumption ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company (first published June 1940)
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Shelly
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is extremely valuable information but it needs to be brought into the 21st century! Perhaps its been done? If so, I would love to read about it! ...more
KB
As one working in the field of wastewater management, I was surprised by the enduring relevance of this work which was originally published in the late 1970s. Other than some dated financial figures, the information provided in this book still holds great value for anyone interested in an individual or societal transition toward sustainability.

The material is presented in a very accessible manner, even for an audience with little or no previous knowledge of the subject. The casual and sometimes
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mahatmanto
Aug 17, 2010 rated it liked it
yang menjadi pokok perhatian saya adalah bab pertama: notes on the history of easing thyself. bab-bab lain melanjutkan pembahasan mengenai bagaimana buangan ini harus dikelola dalam hubungannya dengan ekologi perkotaan dan permukiman modern.

ada beberapa kisah yang disajikan di bab pertama untuk meletakkan persoalan penanganan 'buangan' dalam lingkungan hunian. penanganan kebutuhan biologis satu ini jelas tidak melulu alami. tiap lingkungan merumuskan bagaimana cara membuang kotoran badan, apa
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Andrew Watson
Some intersting sh... stuff about waste management and mismanagement.
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A slim volume originally published in the late 70's as part of the back-to-the-land movement, this book discusses the alternatives to the conventional flush toilet.
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