Other Jenkins Books

Joseph Jenkins expertise is not limited to slate roofing. His grad school "sustainable built environment" thesis turned into the Humanure Handbook, an underground bestseller with 75,000 copies in print and translations in 20 languages. The Balance Point is an experimental "creative non-fiction" book weaving mostly facts with some fantasy to create a compelling read.

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  • Humanure Handbook 4th Ed.
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    The Humanure Handbook  (4th edition)  Shit in a Nutshell 

    By Joseph Jenkins, 2019. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback.

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    1) Print book for $25.00 with a PDF download as a bonus.

    2) PDF download only, for $10.00 (you will not receive the print book).

    3) Case of (32) books for $320.00, free shipping, for resellers.

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    143 Forest Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123. 

    The order confirmation will come to your email address and you will be able to download the book there. If you put a foreign address in as your shipping address, the store will block the order. Sorry for any inconvenience!  

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    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition won a gold medal in the 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards. Readers' favorite reviewer stated, "This book is a must-have for any library. Trust me." It was also a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Indies Book of the Year Awards in the Nature Category, as well as a Gold Winner in the Science Category.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. The book has sold 70,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 21 languages and has been published in foreign editions on four continents.

    The previous editions won numerous awards, including the Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deemed the book "Most Likely to Save the Planet.” The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.

    Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting, gardening, or even basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print! 

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    The Balance Point Book 

    You get the print book for $14.95 with a free E-Book PDF download as a bonus, or you can select only the PDF download for $5.00 and you will not receive the print book. 

    Note to overseas buyers wanting book downloads: We do not sell products overseas because of very high shipping costs, so foreign countries are not enabled on our store. If you live in a foreign country and you want to buy a book download, you will have to insert a U.S. address as your shipping address. You can use this one: 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123. The order confirmation will come to your email address and you will be able to download the book there. If you put a foreign address in as your shipping address, the store will block the order. Sorry for any inconvenience!  

    [Note: PDF files require Adobe Reader or other PDF reading application. They are not Kindle files. You will not be able to read the E-books unless you have a PDF reader application.]

    Paperback: 280 pages
    Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc. (May 29, 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0964425866
    ISBN-13: 978-0964425866
    Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches 

    The Balance Point took first place in the Science/Nature/Environment category in the the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book AwardsIt also won first place in the 2019 Book Excellence Awards in the Sustainability category. It was also a finalist in the Current Events/Social Change category in the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards. It also won the New York City Big Book Awards in two separate categories: Environment, and Spirituality! It also took the Bronze in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards Category: Essay/Creative Non-Fiction. The IPPY award is the largest book awards contest in the world. 
     

    The Balance Point is  a story of a search for something so mysterious that the main character doesn't even know what it is, or how  to recognize it if he finds it. It touches on science, mathematics, economics, religion, and  spirituality, in a manner that is  both illuminating and disturbing.

    Based on actual occurrences and factual scientific and environmental information, The Balance Point weaves a compelling adventure story into an ominous tapestry of planetary degradation. Jonathan is reluctantly goaded into satisfying the conditions of his deceased Aunt's cryptic Last Will, sending him on a puzzling journey to perplexing destinations. What he finds is worrisome, yet hopeful: something has gone missing in our collective human consciousness.

    The timely message takes a critical subject  and handles it in a clever way. This is an uncommonly provocative  educational, and spiritual  journey which ingeniously captivates the reader from the beginning. The  story is so engrossing and the author's writing style so light and breezy that only after finishing the book will it hit the reader just  how much information had been conveyed. The Balance Point is intriguing and suspenseful; all in all, a fascinating read.

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    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and The Balance Point Book Combo

    You get the PDF downloads when you buy the print books. If you want only the PDF downloads and not the print copies, select below. [Note: PDF files require Adobe Reader or other PDF reading application. They are not Kindle files. You will not be able to read the E-books unless you have a PDF reader application.]

    Note to overseas buyers wanting book downloads: We do not sell products overseas because of very high shipping costs, so foreign countries are not enabled on our store. If you live in a foreign country and you want to buy a book download, you will have to insert a U.S. address as your shipping address. You can use this one: 143 Forest Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123. The order confirmation will come to your email address and you will be able to download the book there. If you put a foreign address in as your shipping address, the store will block the order. Sorry for any inconvenience!  

    The Balance Point book:
    Paperback: 280 pages

    Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc. (May 29, 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0964425866
    ISBN-13: 978-0964425866
    Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches 

    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition:
    Paperback: 300 pages
    Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc.; 4th edition (May 6, 2019)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0964425882
    ISBN-13: 978-0964425880
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 

    The Balance Point took first place in the Science/Nature/Environment category in the the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book AwardsIt also won first place in the 2019 Book Excellence Awards in the Sustainability category. It was also a finalist in the Current Events/Social Change category in the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards. It also won the New York City Big Book Awards in two separate categories: Environment, and Spirituality! It also took the Bronze in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards Category: Essay/Creative Non-Fiction. The IPPY award is the largest book awards contest in the world. 

    The Balance Point is  a story of a search for something so mysterious that the main character doesn't even know what it is, or how  to recognize it if he finds it. It touches on science, mathematics, economics, religion, and  spirituality, in a manner that is  both illuminating and disturbing.

    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition won a gold medal in the 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards. Readers' favorite reviewer stated, "This book is a must-have for any library. Trust me." It is also a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Indies Book of the Year Awards in two categories: Nature and Science. The book has sold 70,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 20 languages and has been published in foreign editions on four continents. 

    Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting, gardening, or even basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print!  

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