The Book of the Earthworm

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The Book of the Earthworm Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Head of Zeus Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: 25 integrated b&w Language: English ISBN: 9781838939601 Categories: , , , , ,

The author of The Hedgehog Handbook reveals the miraculous world of the earthworm. Without these little engineers of the earth, the world’s soils would be barren, and our gardens and fields wouldn’t be able to grow the food we need to survive. Worms recycle decaying plants, putting nutrients back into the soil; they provide a food source for wildlife; and their constant burrowing helps heavy rain soak away.

Sally Coulthard’s fascinating guide offers a wealth of information and practical advice about the world’s most industrious but little understood creature.

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'I thought I knew quite a bit about earthworms - until I picked up this charming little book ... This is an easily digestible compendium of everything earthworm' -- Nick Baker 'Sally Coulthard profiles these misunderstood creatures, offering a feast of quirky facts to answer all your curiosities' * Grow Your Own * 'A jaunt through the life of the earthworm ... A gem of a book' * Country Smallholding * 'Many wonderful wormy tales unearthed by Coulthard ... [A] smart little book' * BBC Countryfile Magazine * 'A complete profile of earthworms by answering 50 questions and including practical advice and quirky facts' * Garden Answers *

Author Biography

Sally Coulthard is a bestselling author of books about natural history and rural life including The Barn, A Short History of the World According to Sheep, The Book of the Earthworm, The Hedgehog Handbook and over twenty more titles. She lives on a Yorkshire smallholding which she shares with her husband, three girls and an assortment of unruly animals.