True or Poo? (Hardcover)

The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods

By Nick Caruso, Dani Rabaiotti

Hachette Books, 9780316528122, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

List Price: 16.00*
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Description

From the scientist duo behind the New York Times bestselling sensation Does It Fart? comes a new illustrated compendium of animal facts and falsehoods, from the head-scratching to the repulsive!

After Does It Fart? comes Number Two...a fully illustrated compendium of animal facts and falsehoods--the more repulsive the better.

Do komodo dragons have toxic slobber? Is it true that a scorpion that sheds its tail dies of constipation? Speaking of poo, do rabbits really have a habit of, err, eating their own? And can you really get high from licking toads, or is that...fake newts?

The answers to all these questions and more can be found in True or Poo?, a manual for disgusting and one-upping your friends and enemies for years to come.


About the Author

Dani Rabaiotti is a PhD candidate and zoologist who studies African wild dogs and climate change at London Zoo.

Nick Caruso is currently a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on ecology and conservation of Appalachian salamanders and of herpetofauna in the Florida panhandle.


Praise For True or Poo?: The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and Falsehoods

"A very necessary book."—New York Post

"A book everyone can enjoy."—Cheezburger

"Appropriately titled."—BuzzFeed

"The only book on animal flatulence you'll ever need."—The Telegraph (UK)

"Answers the important questions."—Popular Mechanics

"It's time to embrace both your scientific curiosity
and your inner 10-year-old."—CNet

"The book is jam-packed with Fart Facts, giving
time to the farters, the non-farters, and those where the fart-jury is still
out.... Does It Fart? is the sort of book that reaches everyone."—ScientificAmerican.com

"The topic of flatulence is richer and more
varied than readers might expect.... Cheeky illustrations by Ethan Kocak add to
the book's general irreverence... The book now occupies a place of honor in my
house, next to the toilet, where it is always on call to satisfy the curiosity
of my lucky guests when they need a bit of bathroom reading."—Katie L. Burke, American Scientist

"Does It
Fart?
clearly makes the perfect gift for animal lovers,
science geeks, and fart-obsessed teenage boys. Sniff one out for the special
stinker in your life now."—People.com

Praise for True or Poo?

"This breezy read will give you numerous unexpected
insights into the animal kingdom.... With whimsical illustrations and an entire section on
animal digestion and excretion, it's an educational book for the whole family."—Mental Floss