With well over 100,000 copies in print (first published in 2001), this classic book for beginning scientists has been totally redesigned. Did you know:Elephants poop enough to fill the trunk of a fami
With well over 100,000 copies in print (first published in 2001), this classic book for beginning scientists has been totally redesigned.
Did you know:
- Elephants poop enough to fill the trunk of a family car... every day?
- Fossilized poop is called coprolite and scientists have found coprolites even older than the dinosaurs?
- Termite colonies use their own poop to help build castles as tall as a house?
Award-winning author and photographer Wayne Lynch takes a fun and scientific look at poop in the animal world. Read chapters on Poop is Fascinating Stuff... Really!, Poop Tarts, The Power of Poop and People and Poop. There is even a Poop Quiz; a photo match up quiz matching species with their scat. Children will be fascinated to find out that some wild animals eat their dung, others use it to send messages or mark their territory, and some even squirt it on themselves to cool off!
Filled with amazing facts, animal stories, and colour photographs, The Scoop on Poop will change the way you look at droppings forever. So join Dr. Lynch as he dishes out the scoop on poop, facts on feces, tips on turds, data on dung, and the goods on guano.
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Recognized and respected as one of North America's leading wildlife and natural history photographers, Wayne Lynch has spent the last forty-two years capturing images of wildlife in wild places the world over. His impressive photo credits include hundreds of magazine covers, thousands of calendar shots, and tens of thousands of images published in over sixty countries. Lynch is also an award-winning science writer, a popular guest lecturer, and a veteran photo safari leader. His practical and entertaining approach to natural history, whether it be through the written or spoken word, has attracted the admiration of audiences worldwide. He has photographed both common and unusual creatures in their native habitat in more than fifty countries, travelling extensively for long periods of time and often undergoing considerable physical hardship to get the "perfect shot."
With an exceptional ability to write for both adults and children, Lynch has authored more than fifth highly acclaimed natural history books, including The Great Northern Kingdom: Life in the Boreal Forest, Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Penguins of the World,Mountain Bears, Bear: Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness, A is for Arctic: Natural Wonders of a Polar World, The Nature Babies Series and the wildly popular children's book The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop.
Lynch is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Explorers Club and Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America. Lynch lives in Calgary with his wife of forty-five years, Aubrey Lang.
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"Lynch invites youngsters to sit down with him — and I'll give you the scoop on poop, facts on feces, tips on turds, data on dung, and the goods on guano." He's as good as his word and resolutely cheerful, even chirpy, as he delivers all the news that's fit to print on a smelly subject. Excellent photographs illustrate blue-footed boobies, chinstrap penguins, termites and polar bears, to name just a few, exuding or using their excrement."
— The Globe and Mail
"Packed with facts with which kids will enjoy regaling their parents."
— The Vancouver Sun
"Get down and dirty: When all else fails to amuse, there's The Scoop on Poop! by Dr. Wayne Lynch. The Calgary science writer and photographer has studied creatures of the Arctic, prairies, savannah, desert, forest and beyond, and is the well-known author of more than a dozen books for adults and children...This is Lynch's latest and is a winner for ages 8 to 12 plus awestruck parents. The Scoop on Poop! is filled with useful data to freak out the relatives like how termites use their droppings to cement their houses, how bull hippos use their tails to scatter smelly dung in all directions, a behaviour biologists dub "muck spreading."
— The Calgary Herald
"This is a great book...a lively, funny, factual presentation. Clear colour photographs abound on every page. It's a slim paperbound volume that might get lost on your shelves, but one which will be checked out within minutes of a face-out display. It is that rare and delightful mix that could serve equally well for classroom support or for recreational reading... Lynch's writing style is clear, light, and conveys lots of information, almost on the sly. His sense of humour is pervasive, and he includes several personal anecdotes. It's the kind of learning where readers think they're just having fun.
— CM Magazine
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Selected as an "Our Choice" book by The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Short-listed for the Hackmatack Award