The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
In witty, offbeat style, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure and introduces us to our planet’s most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm. It’s true that the earthworm is small, spineless, and blind, but its effect on the ecosystem is profound, moving Charles Darwin to devote... show more
In witty, offbeat style, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure and introduces us to our planet’s most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm.
It’s true that the earthworm is small, spineless, and blind, but its effect on the ecosystem is profound, moving Charles Darwin to devote his last years to studying its remarkable attributes and achievements.
With the august scientist as her inspiration, Stewart investigates the earthworm’s astonishing realm, talks to oligochaetologists who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex web of life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden.
Publish date: 2005-03-11
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages no: 223
Edition language: English
The Earth Moved is an overly chatty book that takes a superficial look at the uses of earthworms. I felt the author spent too much page space regurgitating what Darwin had to say about earthworms and going on about her worm bin and her garden. There wasn't nearly as much information about earthwor...
Yep. Earthworms. Unsung heroes. Amy Stewart has become one of the few authors I'd wait in line for a signature for - have I mentioned that before? She makes a great spokesperson for these unfairly maligned little earth movers. In a chatty but informative style she covers the earthworms' role i...
bookshelves: autumn-2014, nonfiction, fraudio, gardening, published-2004, under-1000-ratings, environmental-issues, entomology, nature, sciences, darwinism-evolution Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Sylvester Read from April 15 to November 02, 2014 Six hours.Description: In The Earth Moved, Amy St...