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The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms (CD-Audio)

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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.

About the Author

HEATHER HENDERSON has brought her authentic, resonant voice and a full cast of characters (from a Scots nanny to a Fargo housewife) to hundreds of projects during her 20-year career. She earned her doctorate at the Yale School of Drama, and her credits include production dramaturgy on the world premiere of August Wilson’s Fences. She has published arts features and reviews in newspapers across the U.S. and has won awards for poetry and screenwriting. What seems to impress people most, though, is that she was an extra in Animal House.

Amy Stewart is the award-winning author of six books on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. She is the cofounder of the popular blog Garden Rant and is a contributing editor at Fine Gardening magazine. She and her husband live in Eureka, California, where they own an antiquarian bookstore called Eureka Books.

Praise For…

“Stewart’s fascination with her subject is infectious, her writing as simple and sleek as the earthworm itself.”
            —San Francisco Chronicle

“Using Darwin’s research as a starting point, [Stewart] delves into their incredible abilities and offers useful tips for the green thumbs in her audience.”
          —Entertainment Weekly

“Stewart provides a well-informed gardener’s-eye view of the extraordinary achievements of earthworms—the movers of the earth. . . . Heather Henderson’s narration makes the topics sound friendly and familiar.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611748680
ISBN-10: 1611748682
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 360
Language: English