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Head of Zeus
The Book of the Earthworm
The Book of the Earthworm Sally Coulthard

'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, TV presenter and naturalist

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.

REVIEWS:

'A gem of a book' Country Smallholding

'A feast of quirky facts to answer all your curiosities' Grow Your Own magazine

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Natural History
07 Jan 2021 * 144pp * £6.99 * 9781789544749
REVIEWS
'Coulthard is a fine writer'
Yorkshire Times
'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, TV presenter and naturalist.
'A jaunt through the life of the earthworm incorporates sections such as: Can earthworms see? Which end of an earthworm is which? How long do earthworms live? (Over a decade in some cases, apparently.) And can you train a worm? Yes really! So while on the surface of it a book about what is basically a bendy brown tube with 'a head and a bum', as the author puts it, might not sound like a scintillating read, it really is ... A gem of a book'
Country Smallholding
'Sally Coulthard profiles these misunderstood creatures, offering a feast of quirky facts to answer all your curiosities'
Grow Your Own
'The author provides a complete profile of earthworms by answering 50 questions and including practical advice and quirky facts'
Garden Answers
'Many wonderful wormy tales unearthed by Coulthard ... [A] smart little book ... There's plenty of country lore too, and entertaining summaries of scientific studies'
BBC Countryfile Magazine
Author
Sally Coulthard
Sally Coulthard
Sally Coulthard is a bestselling author of design and outdoor living books including The Bee Bible, The Hedgehog Handbook, The Little Book of Snow, The Little Book of Building Fires, A Short History of the World According to Sheep and The Book of the Earthworm. She lives on a Yorkshire farm where she keeps sheep, chickens and the occasional hedgehog.
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