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Children's Nonfiction Biology

The Scoop on Poop: The Fascinating Science of How Animals Use Poop

by (author) Wayne Lynch

Fifth House Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2019
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2019
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With well over 100,000 copies in print, this classic book for beginning scientists (first published in 2001) has been totally redesigned.
"This is a lively, funny, factual presentation. Clear colour photographs abound on every page…
Lynch provides an overview rather than an in—depth examination of the subject, touching on the nature and use of the excrement of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects. He usually identifies the specific animal under discussion, e.g. African elephant, Chinstrap penguin, Arctic hare. Similarly, the photos are well captioned - it's not any old deer, it's a White—tailed deer in southern Saskatchewan. 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. The book is organized into 4 short chapters" Poop is Fascinating Stuff…. Really.
Poop Tarts, The Power of Poop and People and Poop. A photo match up quiz offers a chance to match species with their scat. There is an index.

About the author

Wayne Lynch
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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