For those people who actually make compost, the thermometer comes in handy. The 20 inch probe lets you know what the temperature is deep down inside your pile. The hotter it is, the more microbial activity. You can also buy the book without the thermometer.
The Humanure Handbook is our best selling title! Over 60,000 sold. 3rd edition published September 2005, 255 pages, 19 photos, 42 tables and charts, 55 drawings, indexed.
2nd edition: Winner of the Independent Publisher 2000 Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deemed "the book most likely to save the planet!" Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Finalist, Benjamin Franklin Book Award Finalist, Three Rivers Environmental Award Finalist.
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• HortIdeas: "We think the Humanure [Hand]Book ranks right up there with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring as one of the most important environmental exposes of all time."
• Midwest Book Review "Despite all the books on manure and how to use it, human manure composting is not covered elsewhere, making the Humanure Handbook: a Guide to Composting Human Manure a fine reference for any who would learn these basics. Now in its 3rd edition, the Humanure Handbook covers all the basics of human waste management, from septic systems to commercial composting toilets, sewers, and more. A history of various composting methods, science, and problems is accompanied by a healthy dose of humor plus a solid foundation of science into pathogens, pros and cons of competing systems, and more. If you're an avid composter, there's nothing like this on the market."
• Whole Earth Review: “Finally we have a comprehensive book on recycling human excrement without chemicals, high technology, or pollution. Well written, practical, and thoroughly researched, this self-published book is built on nearly twenty years of experience by the authors, who tell us about every aspect of dealing with excrement on the home-scale level.”
• Countryside Journal: “. . .almost certain to become a classic in its field.” “This book should be required reading . . . and not only for homesteaders.”