Fartology: The Extraordinary Science behind the Humble Fart (Hardcover)

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As a science enthusiast, I love when I can learn the science behind how your body works. I also love the topic of flatulence. Gates combines both of these things in this book. He delves into what specifically gives you gas, the gut biome, and the stages of digestion. This is a great read for anyone that is curious about how farts work.

-Kim T

— From Ostentatious October Staff Picks


What is a fart? What would happen to you if you didn't fart? Why do farts smell? Why do we find them so embarrassing... and so darned funny?!

Obsessive fartologist Stefan Gates tackles these pressing issues in Fartology, the first book to take a scientific look at the body's methane-making abilities. Stefan looks at the journey from food to fart, the weird science behind intestinal gas, the sounds, smells, and all things in between. With farty recipes, musings on the greatest farters in history, farts in literature, and fart euphemisms, Fartology offers mind-blowing fun for all the family.

About the Author

Stefan Gates is a food and science writer and British TV presenter. He is a leading science communicator, creating live shows (including Fartology on stage) at high-profile science fairs.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849499682
ISBN-10: 1849499683
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 144
Language: English