What is a fart? Do all creatures fart? What would happen to you if you didn't ever fart? What's in a fart? Why do they smell? Why do we find them so embarrassing... and so darned funny?!

Broadcaster and obsessive fartologist Stefan Gates tackles these pressing issues in Fartology, the first ever book to take a scientific look at that thing that we all do, whether we like it or not.

Stefan has made it his personal mission to investigate all aspects of the fart, from the BIG questions (how many farts are emitted in the world every day?), to the science behind intestinal gas. He also looks at how farts are made - the journey from food to fart - the sounds and the smells and all things in between. If you're so inclined, Stefan even shows you how to build your own fart machine to impress family and friends, and how to catch a fart in a jar.

With musings on the greatest farters who ever lived, farts in literature, and fart jokes and euphemisms, Fartology answers all those questions you always wondered about but were never brave enough to ask.



ISBN: 9781849499682
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 1 Nov 2018
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 18.5(H) x 13(L)
Weight (gm): 390


Author Biography

Stefan Gates is an enthusiastic fartophile, food/science writer and TV presenter of 17 BBC series including Gastrolab, Food Factory and Gastronuts (including the unforgettable episode 'What would happen if we didn't fart?'). He is a leading science communicator, creating some of the UK's biggest live shows (including Fartology on stage) at high-profile science fairs including Big Bang Fair and Cheltenham, Cambridge and Birmingham Science Festivals, and at schools, festivals and food industry events. He has been Guest Director of Cheltenham Science Festival. This is his eighth book.
Fartology: The Extraordinary Science behind the Humble Fart

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