I guess I never realized what impact earth worms can have on the environment. Amy Stewart did and excellent job of keeping me interested to the end.
The best way I could describe the flow of the book would be to compare it to a documentary on the Discovery Channel.
Very good book.
WOW! What an interesting (and entertaining) account of the history and astounding value of the earthworm. I always knew earthworms in the garden were a good thing but never realized the importance they played in the survival of the human race. Also, if you are interested in raising worms, there is a good bit of information about this. I recommend this book to all gardeners. Feed the worms and save the earth!
For those of us who refer to soil as dirt, Amy will help you to realize that soil is a living thing. As you read you learn along with Amy. She intended to focus on earthworms. She learned so much more about earthworms and the micro-organisms. Any serious gardener wanting to learn more about becoming an effective gardener will enjoy learning from Amy.
The last part on water treatment you'll be impressed with the workings of an advanced method of water treatment.
Amy has a new book out. All I can recall was that that it seemed to promise an equally enjoyable reading on much different garden topic
This book is a wonderful account of terrestrial worms and their study since the time of Darwin. Stewart's writing is concerned with worm composting both on the individual (small) level and on the large-scale level.
I was interested to see here tidbits of anatomy, the interaction of worms on their environment, and even how they can clean the environment (or destroy an ecosystem!).
I also enjoyed reading about the larger earthworms in America and Australia.
She also writes about her new appreciation for earthworms in and around her home garden.