Lowdown on Earthworms

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Finalist - 2006 Foreword Magazine BOTY Award


- Juvenile Non-Fiction category

Shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award

Red Cedar Book Award nominee 2007-2008

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Overview


Finalist - 2006 Foreword Magazine BOTY Award


- Juvenile Non-Fiction category

Shortlisted for the Silver Birch Award

Red Cedar Book Award nominee 2007-2008

Finalist - 2007 SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books


- Hands-on Science/Activity Book category

Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award shortlist

What has no eyes, but can see? No

ears, but can hear? No legs, but can still travel quite easily? Give up? The answer's an earthworm. You barely hear them, and rarely see them, but earthworms are among the most important creatures on the planet.

They may seem like just more creepy crawlies, but without earthworms working hard on our dirt, we_d have a very difficult time growing our flowers, our trees, and even our food.

Filled with interesting, easy-to-understand facts, Lowdown on Earthworms is the perfect introduction to these unsung heroes.

From the myth that cutting a worm in half will create two worms, to their unique reproductive capabilities, all the need-to-know facts are here.

Author Norma Dixon also provides her readers with several projects and activities to better acquaint us with earthworms and all the great work they do. Children can make a worm-watching terrarium, a worm composter, and

even a worm-listening device of their own.

First in a series of nature books that will include mollusks and flies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550051193
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/11/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,039,997
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Norma Dixon is the author of Lowdown on Earthworms and is now researching the lowdown on mollusks. Norma has worked as an ad writer and a school programs guide at the Vancouver Museum and the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. She lives in Vancouver.

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Table of Contents

Lowdown on Earthworms

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: HUMBLE HEROES


Darwin's Heroes


No Earthworms, No Pyramids


Take a Field Trip

Chapter 2: EARTHWORM I.D.


Ring Around the Worms


An Earthworm? Not!


The Worm Family


Common Earthworms

Chapter 3: MAKE A WORMERY


Worm Watching


Please, Release Me!

Chapter 4: OUTSIDE BODY PARTS


Heads or Tails?


No Heads, No Tails


In the Skin of a Worm


Sensitive Cells


Darwin's Experiments


Worm Grunting

Chapter 5: INSIDE BODY PARTS


Brain and Nerves


Hearts and Blood


Diet and Digestion


Eating Habits


Moving Right Along

Chapter 6: LIFE IN THE BURROWS


Home is Where the Food Is


Burrow Facts


Life Cycle


Life Span


Enemies Above and Below

Chapter 7: A WORM'S WORLD


Earthworms At Work

Chapter 8: MAKE A WORM COMPOSTING BIN


The Worms


The Bin


The Bedding


Feeding the Worms


Harvesting the Compost

Glossary


References


Index

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