We sell the following books at the Humanure Store: The Humanure Handbook, The Balance Point, Create an Oasis with Greywater, Builder's Greywater Guide, Water Storage, and additional compost books, graywater books, and ecology books. The Humanure Store is a division of Joseph Jenkins Inc. We have been selling online since 2000. We have live people to take your order over the phone if you prefer. Just call us at 814-786-9085, M-F, 9-5 eastern time USA.

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  • The Balance Point Book
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    The Balance Point Book

    The Balance Point took first place in the Science/Nature/Environment category in the the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards! It was also a finalist in the Current Events/Social Change category. It also won the New York City Big Book Awards, also in two separate categories: Environment, and Spirituality!

    The Balance Point is  a story of a search for something so mysterious that the main character doesn't even know what it is, or how  to recognize it if he finds it. It touches on science, mathematics, economics, religion, and  spirituality, in a manner that is  both illuminating and disturbing.

    Based on actual occurrences and factual scientific and environmental information, The Balance Point weaves a compelling adventure story into an ominous tapestry of planetary degradation. Jonathan is reluctantly goaded into satisfying the conditions of his deceased Aunt's cryptic Last Will, sending him on a puzzling journey to perplexing destinations. What he finds is worrisome, yet hopeful: something has gone missing in our collective human consciousness.

    The timely message takes a critical subject  and handles it in a clever way. This is an uncommonly provocative  educational, and spiritual  journey which ingeniously captivates the reader from the beginning. The  story is so engrossing and the author's writing style so light and breezy that only after finishing the book will it hit the reader just  how much information had been conveyed. The Balance Point is intriguing and suspenseful; all in all, a fascinating read.


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    • $14.95
  • The Humanure Handbook 4th Ed. Pre-order
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    The Humanure Handbook 4th Ed. Pre-order

    The Humanure Handbook, 4th edition, Shit in a Nutshell (Pre-order)

    By Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback.

    Pre-order now and receive your book(s) personally autographed by the author when the books ship (April is the likely ship time, but if they're available sooner, they will ship sooner). If you want the book autographed for a specific person, leave a note during the ordering process. Otherwise, they'll be autographed for the buyer's name.

    If you're outside the USA, use this address as your shipping address (143 Forest Ln, Grove City, OH 43123), then leave your actual shipping address in the notes section when you order. We'll make sure you get a copy. 

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is not just a new edition, but also a sequel of sorts. Of the original 10 chapters, five were revised and updated while the other five were replaced with ten new chapters, for a total of 15 chapters in the new edition (see contents in photo gallery).
    This is a self-published book that no respectable publisher would touch with a ten-foot shovel. The 1st edition had a print run of 600 copies, which the author expected to watch decompose in his garage for the rest of his life. Yet, the book has sold 70,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 19 languages and has been published in foreign editions on four continents.

    The previous editions won numerous awards, including the Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deeming the book "Most Likely to Save the Planet.” The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.

    The author draws from 40 years of research, experience, and travel to expand and clarify your knowledge and understanding of... your poop! Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting, gardening, or even basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print!

    Free shipping in the continental USA (Alaska and Hawaii not included).

    Score: 4.67 (votes: 6)
    Reviews: 4
    • $25.00
  • Create an Oasis with Greywater

    Create an Oasis with Greywater

    Create an Oasis with Greywater describes how to choose, build, and use twenty different types of greywater systems. It thoroughly covers all greywater basics. Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, 2006. 8.5x11, 145 pages, 53 figures, 130 photos. ISBN 0964343398.

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    • $20.95
  • The Water Wise Home

    The Water Wise Home

    The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape - Paperback – by Laura Allen

    Paperback: 256 pages

    Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 27, 2015)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 1612121691

    ISBN-13: 978-1612121697

    Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches

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  • Builder's Greywater Guide

    Builder's Greywater Guide

    A supplement to Create an Oasis with Greywater which will help building professionals or homeowners work within or around building codes to successfully include greywater systems in new construction or remodeling. Includes information on treatment effectiveness, sample U.S. codes, and permit submissions. 

    You need Create an Oasis with Greywater to make sense of the Builder's Greywater Guide. Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, 1995-2006. 8.5 x11, 54 pages, 8 figures. ISBN 0964343320.

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    • $14.95
  • Water Storage

    Water Storage

    A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns and ponds, and managing groundwater storage. Author: Art Ludwig, published by Oasis Design. 2005. 8.5x11, 125 pages, 43 figures, 128 photos. ISBN 0-9643433-6-3. $19.95

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
    • $19.95