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The Humanure Handbook - A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 3rd edition, by Joseph Jenkins


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The Balance Point

A Missing Link in Human Consciousness

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The Balance Point: A Missing Link in Human Consciousness

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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.

The Balance Point
A Missing Link in Human Consciousness

Copyright 2018 by Joseph C. Jenkins All rights reserved.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9644258-6-6
Library of Congress Control Number: 2017919733

Published by Joseph Jenkins Inc.
143 Forest Ln, Grove City, PA 16127 USA
Ph: 814-786-9085, Fax: 814-786-8209
Email: Mail@JosephJenkins.com

Distributed by Chelsea Green Publishing, Inc.
85 North Main Street, Suite 120, White River Junction, VT 05001
Ph: 802-295-6300; Fax: 802-295-6444; Orders: 800-639-4099

This book is based on actual occurrences, although some characters, chronologies, and details are rearranged and/or fictionalized for literary purposes. Names of the individuals in this book have been changed to protect privacy. All the scientific and environmental data is factual.

Cover and book design: Elena Reznikova, DTPerfect.com

Cover credits: Polar bear on ice: Mike Kiev / iStockPhoto

Moon, Rasica / iStockPhoto

Proofreading: Eileen M. Clawson and Joseph J. Jenkins

Special thanks to Claire M. Anderson

Printed in the USA on 100% post-consumer Forest Stewardship Council certified recycled paper.


The Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition

Hardcover, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations, June 20, 2016:

The Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition

GOLD WINNER: 2017 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

FIRST PLACE: 2017 Independent Press Awards

BRONZE MEDALIST: 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards

FINALIST: 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards

FINALIST: 2017 Foreword Magazine Indie Book of the Year Awards

FINALIST: 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards

RUNNER UP: 2016 New England Book Festival

HONORABLE MENTION: 2016 Great Midwest Book Festival

HONORABLE MENTION: The Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Reference category 2017

HONORABLE MENTION: 2017 New York Book Festival



The Humanure Handbook - A Guide to Composting Human Manure, 3rd edition, by Joseph JenkinsThe Humanure Handbook - A Guide to Composting Human Manure

Over 60,000 in print in the USA alone. Award-winning, non-fiction, internationally acclaimed book about composting human manure. BUY IT ON AMAZON.COM

Read the current (3rd) edition online for free.

The entire 2nd edition is free on the web.

The 1st edition is also still available here.

The Humanure Handbook is available in Korean from Greenreview Publishing Co., 202-13 Bomodong, Daegu, South Korea. (053)742-0663, 0666  fax (053)741-6168, editor@greenreview.co.kr

Read an SFGate.com article on Humanure

Go to the Humanure Headquarters.

Look at all the foreign versions.

Humanure Handbook Awards


Traditional Roofing Magazine

Traditional Roofing Magazine

Traditional Roofing Magazine - Slate, tile and copper roofing topics have been covered so far. We will include other traditional roofing topics in the future, but our focus will remain on slate roofs. This periodical is not published on a schedule. When we have enough material for another issue, we publish it. All of the issues that have been published so far are posted on the web. You can view all of the articles on the article index.

We Also Have Numerous Free Online Publications - related to slate roofs, tile roofs, asbestos roofs, compost toilets, or humanure.


Future Works:

We publish informative, instructional slate roofing videos and humanure videos. Other new published works may reveal themselves with no prior warning. Keep checking back!


Our Book Distributor: Chelsea Green Publishing


Slate Roof Data Stick - Over six gigabytes of information related to slate roofing are on this 8 Gb USB data stick.

This 8 Gb USB data stick contains the entire Humanure Handbook, 3rd Edition in PDF format, plus 50 videos related to humanure composting, plus six research papers by Joseph Jenkins regarding compost sanitation, etc., etc.

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Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, June 2016, 374 pages, hardcover, nearly 800 illustrations:

Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition, May 2016, 374 pages, hardcover, nearly 800 illustrations.


The Balance Point, by Joseph Jenkins, published May 1, 2018, 341 pages

The Balance Point book by Joseph Jenkins


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