The Scoop on Poop!: The Fascinating Science of how Animals Use Poop

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Fifth House Publishers, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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Selected as an "Our Choice" book by The Canadian Children's Book Centre

Short-listed for the Hackmatack Award

Did you know:

  • Elephants poop enough to fill the trunk of a family car ... every day?
  • Fossilized poop is called coprolite and scientists have found coprolites even older than the dinosaurs?
  • Termite colonies use their own poop to help build castles as tall as a house?


Award-winning author and photographer Wayne Lynch takes a fun and scientific look at poop in the animal world. Children will be fascinated to find out that some wild animals eat their dung, others use it to send messages or mark their territory, and some even squirt it on themselves to cool off!



Filled with amazing facts, animal stories, and colour photographs, The Scoop on Poop will change the way you look at droppings forever. So join Dr. Lynch as he dishes out the scoop on poop, facts on feces, tips on turds, data on dung, and the goods on guano.

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User Review  - KristinaCotten - LibraryThing

Summary: This book is about poop. It gives information about animals and their poop. The book starts by talking about humans and how the intestines works to produce the poop. Then we travel around the ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Wayne Lynch began work as a full-time science writer and photographer in 1979. Today he is the author of numerous award-winning books and television documentaries, one of Canada's best-known and most widely published photographers, and a popular guest lecturer. His books include Wild Birds Across the Prairies, Mountain Bears, A is for Arctic, and Penguins of the World. He lives in Calgary, Alberta.

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