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Life of Pee: The Story of How Urine Got Everywhere (Hardback)
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Life of Pee: The Story of How Urine Got Everywhere (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 25/10/2010
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Alchemists sought gold in it. David Bowie refrigerated it to ward off evil. In the trenches of Ypres soldiers used it as a gas mask, whereas modern-day terrorists add it to home-made explosives. All the Fullers, Tuckers and Walkers in the phonebook owe their names to it, and in 1969 four bags for storing it were left on the surface of the moon. Bought and sold, traded and transported, even carried to work in jugs, urine has made bread rise, beer foam and given us gunpowder, stained glass, Robin Hood's tights and Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring. And we do produce an awful lot of it. Humans alone make almost enough to replace the entire contents of Loch Lomond every year. Add the incalculable volume contributed by the rest of the animal kingdom and it might soon displace a small ocean. No wonder it gets everywhere. In Life of Pee Sally Magnusson unveils the secret history of civilisation's most unsavoury and unsung hero, and discovers how our urine footprint is just as indelible as our carbon one.

Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781845135904
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm

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“Life of Pee”

I enjoyed this book tremendously although at some point in time I needed a rest from the topic and found that there was a slight tendency to repitition.

Hardback edition
4th February 2011
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“Boring at times,”

When I ordered the book, I expected it to be funny, or comedic, but It was the opposite. The only bit I enjoyed was the introduction, the rest was just a non-fictional information book about urine.
ITS NOT VERY... More

Hardback edition
20th February 2011
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