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Nature Calls: The History, Lore, and Charm of Outhouses

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We've established something of a reputation for offbeat outdoorsy titles, with books like How to Shit in the Woods. And we've done quite well with pictorial histories, such as Tombstones. Now, two great traditions meet in one small, quirky, and oddly delightful volume, a photographic guide to the outhouses of America and beyond. Author Dottie Booth has traveled far and wide, through rain, sleet, snow, and heaven knows what else to snap these shots. Her rustic full-color photographs are accompanied by jokes, stories, historical facts, and fun folklore. Presidential outhouses, and outhouses of the rich and famous are lighted, including George Washington's distinguished octagonal and Lyndon Johnson's "Lone Star" model. Truly a unique addition to any architectural or photographic collection.

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The crunch of leaves under your feet, the sounds of nature around you, the smell of . . . well, never mind. In this engaging volume, Dottie Booth answers the call with a one-of-a-kind photographic tour of outhouses and privies around the world. Full of personal stories, historical facts, folklore (what did people use before toilet paper? why the crescent moon?), and over 75 full-color photographs, this book will bring back memories for anyone who has ever used an outhouse, and provide a privy primer for those who haven't. An entertaining and personal portrait of a disappearing part of the landscape, NATURE CALLS is a unique addition to any architectural, photographic, or historical collection.

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ISBN:
9780898159905
Author:
Booth, Dottie
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Photo Essays
Subject:
Architecture - Specific Styles
Subject:
Country life -- United States -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Outhouses -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 8 x .3 in .6119 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The crunch of leaves under your feet, the sounds of nature around you, the smell of . . . well, never mind. In this engaging volume, Dottie Booth answers the call with a one-of-a-kind photographic tour of outhouses and privies around the world. Full of personal stories, historical facts, folklore (what did people use before toilet paper? why the crescent moon?), and over 75 full-color photographs, this book will bring back memories for anyone who has ever used an outhouse, and provide a privy primer for those who haven't. An entertaining and personal portrait of a disappearing part of the landscape, NATURE CALLS is a unique addition to any architectural, photographic, or historical collection.
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