The Earth Moved: On The Achievements of Earthworms

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'Earthworms of the world can stand a little taller.'

Amy Stewart, author of the New York TImes bestsellers WICKED PLANTS and WICKED BUGS, takes us on a subterranean adventure to seek out our planet's most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm. Though deaf, spineless and blind, this small creature has profound effects on the ecosystem, destroying plant diseases, plowing the earth, transforming forests. They've even survived two mass extinctions, including one that wiped out the dinosaur. With Charles Darwin as her inspiration, Stewart- in her witty, charming, and offbeat style- investigates the earthworm's astonishing realm. She unearths the complex web of life beneath our feet, observing the thousands of worms in her own garden and composting bins and examining the role earthworms play in cutting-edge science - from toxic cleanups to the study of regeneration. THE EARTH MOVED is truly 'a nifty piece of natural history.'

'Blending her own observations with those of Darwin and his comtemporaries, [Stewart] offers a fascinating loook at a truly unsung creature.' - Science News

'Delightful... Funny and charming and always thought-provoking... Stewart could turn anyone into an earthworm lover.' - Albuquerque Journal

'Filled with intriguing details.' - The Raleigh News & Observer

'Combines the intellectual curiosity of a scholar with the insights of a hands-in-the-dirt gardener.' - The Providence Journal

'213 pages on earthworms may not be enough.' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Algonquin; Reprint edition (4 April 2012)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 1565124685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565124684
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14 x 1.9 cm

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