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Does It Fart?

Does It Fart?

The Definitive Field Guide to Animal Flatulence

The New York Times bestselling sensation! A scientifically rigorous, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence that will delight readers of all ages.

Dogs do it. Millipedes do it. Dinosaurs did it. You do it. I do it. Octopuses don’t (and nor do octopi). Spiders might do it: more research is needed. Birds don’t do it, but they could if they wanted to. Herrings do it to communicate with each other.

In 2017 zoologist Dani Rabaiotti’s teenage brother asked her a most teenaged question: Do snakes fart? Stumped, Rabaiotti turned to Twitter. The internet did not disappoint. Her innocent question spawned the hashtag #doesitfart and it spread like a noxious gas. Dozens of noted experts began weighing in on which animals do and don’t fart, and if they do, how much, how often, what it’s made of, what it smells like, and why.

Clearly, the public demands more information on animal farts. Does it Fart? fills that void: a fully authoritative, fully illustrated guide to animal flatulence, covering the habits of 80 animals in more detail than you ever knew you needed.

What do hyena farts smell especially bad? What is a fossa, and does it fart? Why do clams vomit but not fart? And what is a fart, really? Pairing hilarious illustrations with surprisingly detailed scientific explanations, Does it Fart? will allow you to shift the blame onto all kinds of unlikely animals for years to come.
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Genre: Fiction / Humor / Topic / Animals

On Sale: April 3rd 2018

Price: $15 / $19.5 (CDN)

Page Count: 144

ISBN-13: 9780316484152

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"Finally, there's a book about which animals fart."—Gizmodo

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"A very necessary book."—New York Post

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"A book everyone can enjoy."—Cheezburger

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"Appropriately titled."—BuzzFeed

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

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"Answers the important questions."—Popular Mechanics

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

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"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

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"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

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"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

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