Waiting for Aphrodite

Waiting for Aphrodite

Journeys Into the Time Before Bones

Book - 1999
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Houghton
In this wonderful new book Sue Hubbell takes us into the remarkable lives of the little-known creatures that really run the world: earthworms, corals, lightning bugs, pill bugs, millipedes, crickets, spiders, sea urchins, horseshoe crabs, and, most elusive and enigmatic of all, Aphrodite, the sea mouse. She also leads us on a journey through the mysteries of time -- geological, biological, and personal -- as she writes of the evolution of life on this planet and the evolution of her own life, from childhood next to a Michigan graveyard to beekeeping in the Ozarks and finally to a tower by the sea in Maine, where she waits and watches for Aphrodite.


Baker & Taylor
A distinguished naturalist chronicles the evolution of life on Earth and sheds light on the world of earthworms, corals, crickets, and Aphrodite, the sea mouse

Book News
Explores the world of "little things," the ways of sponges and sea urchins, millipedes and earthworms, and the sea mouse known as Aphrodite , as well as our own ways, interweaving the evolution of life on this planet with the evolution of the author's life in Michigan, the Ozarks, and Maine. Hubbell is a travel and nature writer, and the author of A Country Year . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In Waiting for Aphrodite, Sue Hubbell explores the ways of sponges and sea urchins, millipedes and earthworms, horseshoe crabs and the sea mouse known as Aphrodite - as well as our ways. She takes us on a journey through the mysteries of time - geological, biological, and personal - as she writes of the evolution of life on this planet and the evolution of her own life: her childhood next to a Michigan graveyard; the three colleges where she "learned three things"; her twenty-five years on a ninety-acre farm in the Ozarks, where she kept bees and wrote her classic book A Country Year; the move from the Ozarks to a strange little house in a Maine town "that was a Yankee version of what my Missouri town had been when I first moved there, before Walmart and McDonald's?" She had chosen the Maine town as the place she wanted to grow old in, but in its tide pools and ocean waters she discovered a whole new world, the world of little things that inspired this book.

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& Taylor

A distinguished naturalist journeys inside the extraordinary lives of invertebrates, exploring the geological, biological, and personal mysteries of time as she chronicles the evolution of life on Earth and sheds light on the world of earthworms, corals, crickets, and Aphrodite, the sea mouse. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999
ISBN: 9780395837030
0395837030
Characteristics: x, 242 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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