The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

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Frances Lincoln, 2004 - Earthworms - 224 pages
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The august Charles Darwin devoted the last years of his life to the meticulous study of one animal: the earthworm. It may be small, spineless and blind, but its role in the ecosystem is profound. It tills the soil, destroys microscopic organisms that cause plant disease, breaks down toxins and turns the ground into rich compost, creating the most fertile areas on earth. In a witty and offbeat encomium to this humble creature, Amy Stewart weaves her own back garden investigations with those of the eccentric oligochaetologists who have made the close study of worms their personal obsession. From the legendary giant Australian worm that burrows up to fifteen feet below the ground to the modest nightcrawler that inspired Darwin to write his last book and Amy Stewart's own collection of red wrigglers, The Earth Moves finally gives worms their due and exposes the hidden and extraordinary universe below our feet.

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User Review  - Kellybiney - Goodreads

This book was fascinating. It really got me thinking on the possibilities of waste management with worms. Amy provided a good overview of a variety of applications possible. I also really appreciated ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy Pettycrew - Goodreads

I had never thought about worms. I was never afraid of them and did not think they were icky, but I never knew how important they were. I also liked learning about Charles Darwin and worms. Worms rock the world (except when they don't). Read full review

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