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Written by Nicola Davies
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A Natural History of the Unmentionable

author: Nicola Davies
illustrator: Neal Layton

series name:
Animal Science

Hippos navigate by it, sloths keep in touch through it, dung beetles eat it . . . and most grown-ups would rather not mention it. But scientists who study animal feces find out all sorts of things, such as the number of insects a bat eats or just how a T. rex devoured a triceratops 70 million years ago. Poop is an excellent prototype for recycling and perhaps the most useful stuff on Earth. Take a peek at Poop and find out what itís for, where it goes, and how much we can learn from it.
Back matter includes an index and a glossary.

"Playful, but filled with information, this book takes poop out of the sewers and into the scientific community where it belongs." óThe Horn Book
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0763641286 /  9780763641283
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Non-Fiction - Picture Book / Paperback
age range:
8 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
64 / 9 7/16" x 5 7/8"
grade range:
Grade 3 - Grade 7
Animals; Curiosities & Wonders; Health & Daily Living; Science & Nature;
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