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    The Earth Moved (Paperback) By (author) Amy Stewart

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    DescriptionIn the tradition of the bestselling book "The Botany of Desire" comes this fascinating exploration of the world underground and one of its most amazing denizens. The earthworm 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 soil into rich compost, creating the most fertile areas on earth. In her witty and offbeat style, Amy Stewart shows just how much depends on the humble worm. The august Charles Darwin devoted his last years to the meticulous study of these creatures, admiring their remarkable achievements. It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures, he declared. With Darwin as her inspiration, Stewart weaves her own backyard investigations with those of the obsessed oligochaetologists, unearthing the complex life that exists beneath our feet.


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    Title
    The Earth Moved
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amy Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565124684
    ISBN 10: 1565124685
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: WNC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT010000, NAT024000
    DC22: 592.64
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 592/.64
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070020
    LC classification: QL391.A6 S733 2005
    DC23: 592.64
    Thema V1.0: WN, WNC, PSVA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Imprint name
    Algonquin Books (division of Workman)
    Publication date
    21 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "You know a book is good when you actually welcome one of those howling days of wind and sleet that makes going out next to impossible" --"The New York Times"