Waiting for Aphrodite by Sue Hubbell
Journeys into the Time Before Bones

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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.
 

About Sue Hubbell

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Sue Hubbell is the author of, among other works, A Country Year and A Book of Bees, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Maine and Washington, D.C.
 
Published April 26, 1999 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Hubbell (Far Flung Hubbell: Essays from the American Road, 1995, etc.), fresh to her Maine coast home after 25 years in the Ozarks, goes exploring among the spineless and the no-necks.

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But Hubbell also champions creatures that seemingly have no immediate benefit to humankind, like sea cucumbers, barnacles and the elusive Aphrodite or sea mouse, an iridescent furry worm that lives in the ocean deeps, where, scientists say, there may be as many as 10 million species awaiting disc...

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