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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 E-Book
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    The Balance Point E-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! It also took the Bronze in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards Category: Essay/Creative Non-Fiction. The IPPY award is the largest book awards contest in the world: 5,500 entries from over 2,000 authors and publishers. Entries come from all 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces, and about a dozen other English-speaking countries. 
     

    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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    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition E-Book

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and The Balance Point

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition, The Balance Point, and the Slate Roof Bible

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and Create an Oasis with Greywater

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and The Water-Wise Home

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and Builders Greywater Guide

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and Water Storage

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  • The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition
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    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition

    The Humanure Handbook  

    (4th edition)  Shit in a Nutshell 
     

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

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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! 

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    Also available as an E-Book electronic download.

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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! It also took the Bronze in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards Category: Essay/Creative Non-Fiction. The IPPY award is the largest book awards contest in the world: 5,500 entries from over 2,000 authors and publishers. Entries come from all 50 states, all of the Canadian provinces, and about a dozen other English-speaking countries. 
     

    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.
     

    BUY THE E-BOOK

    CLICK HERE TO BUY ON KINDLE  

    Book Collection Options: 

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition E-Book

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and The Balance Point

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition, The Balance Point, and the Slate Roof Bible

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and Create an Oasis with Greywater

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and The Water-Wise Home

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and Builders Greywater Guide

    Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and Water Storage

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    Humanure Handbook 4th edition E-Book

    The Humanure Handbook Electronic Download

    (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell: 7 Day Link, 3 Download Limit

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

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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! 

    Buy on Amazon.

    Read free online.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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    Balance Point and Humanure Handbook

    Save $10.00 by buying the combo set! Free shipping in the continental USA (Alaska and Hawaii not included).

    THE BALANCE POINT:

    Author: Joseph Jenkins

    341 pages; Published: May 1, 2018; ISBN-13: 978-0964425866; Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches; Price: $14.95 USD retail

    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  HUMANURE HANDBOOK:

    (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell, by Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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.

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    Balance Point, Humanure, Slate Bible Combo

    Buy all 3 of Joseph Jenkins's books and get $20 off and free shipping! (Alaska and Hawaii not included.)  

    THE BALANCE POINT:

    Author: Joseph Jenkins

    341 pages; Published: May 1, 2018; ISBN-13: 978-0964425866; Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches; Price: $14.95 USD retail. Winner of 4 book awards.

    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  HUMANURE HANDBOOK:

    (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell, by Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00. Winner of numerous awards.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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 SLATE ROOF BIBLE, 3rd Edition, Published June, 2016: hardcover, full color, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations. Also available as an E-Book. $49.00. Winner of 10 book awards.

    Joseph Jenkins climbed on his first slate roof in 1968, authored the first edition of The Slate Roof Bible in 1997, and published the second edition in 2003. Both editions received national awards. Now, a dozen years later, Jenkins is still very active in the slate roofing industry. 

    The third edition of the book reflects more than a decade of additional experience being passed on to the reader by the man who is arguably the foremost expert on slate roofs in the United States today.

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  • Create an Oasis and Humanure Handbook
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    Create an Oasis and Humanure Handbook

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    Create an Oasis describes how to choose, build, and use twenty different types of graywater systems. It thoroughly covers all graywater basics, and will benefit everyone who is using or contemplating the use of graywater. This 5th edition of the world’s best-selling graywater book includes 50 pages of new text, photos, and figures, as well as the entire text of the Branched Drain Graywater Systems book.

    Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, 2006. 8.5x11, 145 pages, 53 figures, 130 photos. ISBN 0964343398. $20.95

    The Humanure Handbook (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell

    By Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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).

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  • Water Wise Home & Humanure Handbook
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    Water Wise Home & Humanure Handbook

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    The Water-Wise Home: How to Conserve, Capture, and Reuse Water in Your Home and Landscape 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 $25.00.

    The Humanure Handbook (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell

    By Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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).

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  • Greywater Guide & Humanure Handbook
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    Greywater Guide & Humanure Handbook

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    Builders 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. 

    Author: Art Ludwig. Oasis Design, 1995-2006. 8.5 x11, 54 pages, 8 figures. ISBN 0964343320. $14.95

    The Humanure Handbook (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell

    By Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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).

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  • Water Storage Humanure Combo
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    Water Storage Humanure Combo

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    Water Storage: A do-it-yourself guide to designing, building, and maintaining water tanks, cisterns and ponds, and managing groundwater storage. It will help you with your independent water system, fire protection, and disaster preparedness, at low cost and using principles of ecological design. Includes how to make ferrocement water tanks. Author: Art Ludwig, published by Oasis Design. 2005. 8.5x11, 125 pages, 43 figures, 128 photos. ISBN 0-9643433-6-3. $19.95

    The Humanure Handbook (4th edition) Shit in a Nutshell

    By Joseph Jenkins. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. 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).

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