Life in a Bucket of Soil
Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 96 pages
Fascinating book introduces grade-school youngsters to industrious ants, tunnel-building earthworms, snails and slugs, beetles, and many other creatures inhabiting the world beneath our feet. Vivid descriptions of how they live, breed and interact; their methods of locomotion, feeding and defense; and the effect they have on the soil in which they live.
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