The Worm Book

The Complete Guide to Gardening and Composting with Worms


Author: Loren Nancarrow,Janet Hogan Taylor

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0307789543

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 6619

Worms are the latest (as well as, of course, perhaps the oldest!) trend in earth-friendly gardening, and in this handy guide, the authors of DEAD SNAILS LEAVE NO TRAILS demystify the world of worm wrangling, with everything you need to know to build your own worm bin, make your garden worm-friendly, pamper your soil, and much much more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Worm Chronicles

A Memoir


Author: Murray Dailey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465316516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 9749

THE WORM CHRONICLES: Is a memoir of a look into the bizarre world of an amazing group of animals that are little known by the public. It takes the reader around the globe looking for answers to such questions as why such intelligent animals as dolphins appear to commit suicide. Written primarily at the prompting of family and friends, the book would also interest the large population of people intrigued by the ocean and its animals. The book follows the challenges and discoveries of Murray Dailey, a pioneer marine parasitologist with over 40 years experience, as he and coworkers unlock the secrets of these unique animals. The reader is given a window into the approach used in solving the problems of some of the oceans deadliest creatures.

Seal of the Worm


Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230770088

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

View: 7580

The thrilling tenth and final part of the Shadows of the Apt, Seal of the Worm by Adrian Tchaikovsky is a vivid and enthralling conclusion to this spectacular series. An ancient enemy stirs once more . . . The Empire stands victorious over its enemies at last. With her chief rival cast into the abyss, Empress Seda now faces the truth of what she has cost the world in order to win the war. The Seal has been shattered, and the Worm stirs towards the light for the first time in a thousand years. Already it is striking at the surface, voraciously consuming everything its questing tendrils touch. Faced with destruction, Seda knows that only the most extreme of solutions can lock the Worm back in the dark once again. But if she will go to such appalling lengths to save the world from the Worm, then who will save the world from her?

Tracing The Worm


Author: Andrew Field

Publisher: AKTA Electronic Publisher



Page: 51

View: 5982

An enraged,blood-thirsty beast-like warrior is on his way to the city of Lel Tessin. Five adventurers undertake the challange of stopping him before reaching the city walls.But when they are finally up against the man it turns out that the stranger arrives with a spine-chilling mission and no one is able to stop him not only the five of them.The determined company of fighters realize that the danger is greater than they have ever thought and it is not only threatening their city but their whole world is facing ultimate peril.

The Worm Farmer’s Handbook

Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions


Author: Rhonda Sherman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603587802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 2103

Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast—a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic matter—sells for $400 or more per cubic yard. Compare that to regular compost, sold at about $30 a cubic yard, and you’ll see why vermicomposting has taken root in most countries and on every continent but Antarctica. Vermicomposting is also one of the best sustainable solutions for organic waste management. Vermicomposting manure and crop wastes on farms improves crop yields while reducing demand for off-farm inputs. Vermicast has higher nutrient levels and lower soluble salt content than regular compost, and it improves soil aeration, porosity, and water retention. Plus, vermicast suppresses plant diseases and insect attacks. Municipalities, businesses, community gardens, schools, and universities can set up vermicomposting operations to process food residuals and other waste materials. The Worm Farmer’s Handbook details the ins and outs of vermicomposting for mid- to large-scale operations, including how to recycle organic materials ranging from food wastes and yard trimmings to manure and shredded office paper. Vermicomposting expert Rhonda Sherman shares what she has learned over twenty-five years working with commercial worm growers and researchers around the world. Her profiles of successful worm growers across the United States and from New Zealand to the Middle East and Europe describe their proven methods and systems. This book digs into all the details, including: Choosing the right production system Regulatory issues and developing a business and marketing plan Finding and managing feedstocks Pre-composting: why and how to do it Monitoring an active worm bed Harvesting, screening, testing, packaging, and storing vermicast Markets for earthworms and vermicast Food security: how vermicast benefits soils and plants Keys to success: avoiding common pitfalls From livestock farms and restaurants to colleges, military bases, and prisons, Sherman details why and how commercial-scale vermicomposting is a fast-growing, sustainable solution for organic waste management. The Worm Farmer’s Handbook is the first and only authoritative how-to guide that goes beyond small-scale operations and demystifies the science and logistics of the fascinating process that is vermicomposting.

Early Birdy Gets the Worm (Picture Reader)

Picture Reader


Author: Bruce Lansky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481412345

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 9527

This Story is Told in Pictures... so children 3 to 6 can “read” the pictures and enjoy the story. Waking up early one morning, Early Birdy watches Mother Birdy catch a worm. Inspired, Early Birdy wants to catch one too. But catching a worm isn’t as easy as it looks. Join Early Birdy on an exciting and funny adventure set in a beautiful springtime forest environment. For the free User’s Guide for Parents and Teachers that outlines how to use this Picture Reader to stimulate a child’s imagination, visual awareness and story-telling skills, go to:

Cry of the Worm


Author: Wayne Truman,Tomoko Saito

Publisher: Dark Horse Manga


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

View: 8932

Manji, a ronin warrior of feudal Japan, has been cursed with immortality and to rid his eternal suffering and lift the curse, he must slay one thousand enemies, and his quest begins with a young girl who seeks revenge on her parents' killers.

The Worm Whisperer


Author: Betty Hicks

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1596438460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7821

You've heard of Horse Whisperers and Dog Whisperers, but Ellis thinks he might be a Worm Whisperer! Ellis Coffey loves animals. He spends so much time outdoors that sometimes he thinks he can talk with them. When he discovers a caterpillar that seems to follow his directions, he knows he has a chance to win the annual Woolly Worm race. The prize money is $1,000--exactly the amount of the deductible for his dad's back surgery. If Ellis is right and he can train his woolly worm to be the fastest in the county, he's sure can solve all his family's problems. But when you're trying to talk to insects, nothing is as simple as it seems. From Betty Hicks, author of the Gym Shorts series for new readers, comes a story of friendship, family, and hidden talents that might be more useful than they first seemed.

Peteyboo and the Worm


Author: N.A

Publisher: John Everson



Page: N.A

View: 2469

Peteyboo was just a hungry bug with 18 legs and 37 eyes, but he was very sad, because while he had a lot of legs, he had no friends. But then one day, when he finds a strawberry to eat, he also finds a hungry worm. And before you know it, both of their lives are changed forever! Peteyboo and the Worm is a heartwarming story of sharing and friendship for 5- to 8-year-olds. Bram Stoker Award-winning novelist John Everson originally wrote this short fantasy tale to read to his son Shaun, who provided the book's illustrations and cover art. This e-book also includes a link to an audio version of the story, narrated by the author.

Seeking the Worm


Author: Weem Whitaker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192750693

Category: Children's stories

Page: 165

View: 3653

David and Charlotte are so disappointed with the ending of their book that, with the help of an old alchemy set, they jump right into the world in their book. But things in the fantasy world aren't quite as they were in the story and the children find themselves helping the prince to rescuehis princess - even though they must fight off the water sprites and get to the House at the Eye of the Storm, which is guarded by the evil worm. This exciting fantasy story should appeal to readers of such authors as Philip Pullman and Susan Cooper.