Book Description: â€śEngrossingâ€ť (The Christian Science Monitor), â€śfascinatingâ€ť (TimeOut New York), â€śdelightfully nuancedâ€ť (Entertainment Weekly), â€śterrificâ€ť (New York Newsday), â€śinspiringâ€ť (Bust magazine). â€śYou know a book is good when you actually welcome one of those howling days of wind and sleet that makes going out next to impossibleâ€ť (The New York Times). The Earth Moved has moved reviewers across the country. In witty, offbeat style, Amy Stewart takes us on a subterranean adventure and introduces us to our planetâ€™s most important gatekeeper: the humble earthworm. Itâ€™s true that the earthworm is small, spineless, and blind, but its effect on the ecosystem is profound,moving Charles Darwin to devote his last years to studying its remarkable attributes and achievements. With the august scientist as her inspiration, Stewart investigates the earthwormâ€™s astonishing realm, talks to oligochaetologists who have devoted their lives to unearthing the complex web of life beneath our feet, and observes the thousands of worms in her own garden. Stewartâ€™s â€śease in gliding from worms to plants to humans will remind readers of John McPheeâ€™s essays on canoes, oranges, the geology of Americaâ€ť (Providence Journal). â€śStewartâ€™s book paddles along in [Rachel] Carsonâ€™s wake. Read her book and youâ€™ll start to see how the rhododendron bed in front of your house is a kind of Mars for frontier scienceâ€ť (The Boston Globe).