Could you cope without a toilet? Toilets are marks of cleanliness and civilization, and have saved millions of lives! With this book as your guide, you'll be taken on a historical journey, exploring the weird and wonderful ways people across the world coped without our modern flush toilets: from chamber pots and cesspits to earth closets and privies. You'll also discover the marvellous high-tech inventions happening every day. With top tips, a timeline, and plenty of fascinating facts, this title in the fantastic new You Wouldn't Want to Live Without series reveals the weird and wonderful history of these essential objects. The well-organized text in this title allows readers to explore relationships between historic scientific events. Grade-appropriate contexts help readers determine the meaning of academic words and phrases while the vivid illustrations and text features help navigate the text and locate answers to questions.