The Toilet Tractate: Entertaining and historical facts about toilets

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Benjamin Ross & Lane, Sep 25, 2002 - Architecture - 114 pages
The Toilet Tractate is full of fun facts about toilets that you can read while on the toilet! Arthur Belefant, a mechanical/electrical engineer, has been hired to design buildings all over the world. Every building must have a toilet or two and so he has studied toilet design in many cultures across the globe. You’ll be fascinated by what he’s learned.
 

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Contents

NAMING THE UNNAMEABLE
1
THOMAS CRAPPER
9
TOILET SEATS UP OR DOWN?
16
WOMENS URINALS
27
WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU GOTTA GO?
37
POTTY PARITY
58
GREAT HOUSES
68
TOILET PAPER
72
EXCREMENT
82
A LAVATORY IS A PLACE TO WASH
85
WOMENS UNDERWEAR
90
MUSLIMS
96
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
100
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
103
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About the author (2002)

Arthur Belefant is the author of several books and numerous magazine articles. He started his writing career in high school by writing all but one article in his yearbook.

 

Except for one published short story, all his writing is non-fiction. He was first published in the Asahi Evening News of Tokyo, Japan where he wrote a regular column, “The Gourmet’s Guide” as a restaurant reviewer and food commentator for American expatriates in Japan. 

 

He continued “The Gourmet’s Guide” column when he moved back to the U.S. in the Melbourne, Florida publication SCAM. For over ten years he covered such diverse subjects as food, Frankenstein, toilets, language, and politics.

 

He has also been published in several national magazines on technical and travel themes.