Post by Peter Percival Post by Sid Nuncius
This is a somewhat unusual recommendation (to say the least), but I
genuinely think that a lot of umrats would thoroughly enjoy Richard
Jones's book Call Of Nature: The Secret Life Of Dung.
No, really - it's extraordinarily interesting, genuinely witty and
highly entertaining. I approached it with considerable dubiety, but I
was completely captivated and couldn't wait to get back to reading more.
Does The Author have anything to say about the fascinating subject of
The reason I arks is that some animals are born with no (or inadequate
or the wrong type or something) gut bacteria so the young eat the
parents' faeces. I think elephants might be such creatures.
Also, the use of the word "transplant" were one might expect
"inoculation" is interesting. Claudia Hammond (maybe) did a pogrom
explaining that transplants are less heavily regulated than medicinal
therapies in the States, so that's how the procedure got its name.
Though I may have misremembered....
Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain
to me what you really mean.
I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is
to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan