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Toilets of the World Paperback – Oct 1 2006

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Merrell Publishers; First Trade Paper Edition edition (Oct. 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185894337X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1858943374
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 16 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,062,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a wonderfully eye-opening tour of latrines - FINANCIAL TIMES Delight in a unique collection of some of the weirdest and most wonderful toilets from around the world in this great little book - Leave a copy in your bathroom, it's where all the best books are devoured - HOMES & INTERIORS SCOTLAND Yes - you guessed - it's the ultimate loo book - WORLD OF INTERIORS --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Morna E. Gregory is a freelance writer based in Vancouver, Canada. Sian James is a freelance photographer also based in Vancouver, Canada.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Before You 'Go'.... Jan. 3 2007
By Judy B. Pollack - Published on
Format: Paperback
Although the title (Toilets of the World) may not grab you, it is one of the more interesting little travel books I've seen in some time. The photos are terrific and the information is invaluable. If you are planning an overseas trip and want to experience the true local flavors, you should consult this book so as to avoid what could be some unpleasant culture shock before you get there. Remember the 'Seinfeld' episode where Geroge would not use a bathroom during the trip to India? This book will help you understand why he had a problem with that. This book also contains some terrific snapshots of worldwide culture that my high school students find fascinating - an impetus for them to take a closer look at the different areas of the world.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Who Knew? April 2 2007
By Traveling Lady - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This books is worth it for the pictures alone. It will bring back memories for anyone who has every encounterd a toilet that they just weren't sure how to use.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
toilets of the world March 13 2007
By Gordon E. Iversen - Published on
Format: Paperback
for anyone interested in architecture this gives a great overview of a much overlooked subject--the toilet. educational as well as humorous.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating... March 31 2009
By Tammy C - Published on
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This book was purchased as a humorous gift for a family member, but I am seriously considering purchasing another copy for myself and displaying it prominently on my bookshelf. It is fascinating to me to see how other cultures differ from ours in this most basic function. The photos are great as well. I've never thought of toilets as artistic before, but this book may have changed my opinion.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Guidebook for a toiletbagger July 18 2011
By Jeff K. Toxey - Published on
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I am a self-confessed toiletbagger. I enjoy travelling to new places and checking out the facilities. This book piqued my interest and I awaited the arrival at my home. I was not disappointed. Appropriately placed in the "reading room" I enjoyed leafing through the pages and encountering some familiar scenes. There are some interesting tidbits about international personalities, common cultural treatments of one of the few unifying aspects of human existence and outright amazing feats of plumbing wizardry. I have a trip to London planned and will be taking the addresses of several facilities along in hopes of experiencing them firsthand.