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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This was educational. I learned some important things about worms and how the world functions. Stewart made it interesting, and now I am interested again in keeping worms, whether I actually do it or not. Read full review

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The first half of this book is nothing short of amazing. Don't think you can fall in love with earthworms? Amy Stewart can make you absolutely marvel at their structure, function, abilities, and the ... Read full review

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