The Earth Moved

The Earth Moved

On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They've survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that's deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet's most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements? Inspired by Darwin, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure. Witty, offbeat, charming, and ever curious, she unearths the complex web of life beneath our feet and investigates the role earthworms play in cutting-edge science from toxic cleanups to the study of regeneration.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611748697
1611748690
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (360 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Heather
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio

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Sep 21, 2016

I really enjoyed most of this book. The parts about her personal composting with worms for her garden goes on for way too long. If you are very interested in worms but find the 2+ hours discussion on her personal gardening experience, you can always skip it. You won't miss much.

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