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Waiting for Aphrodite: Journeys Into the Time Before Bones

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Publisher Comments:

In this fascinating book, Hubbell journeys into the remarkable lives of the little-known creatures that really run the world--the animals without backbones, including one of the most elusive and enigmatic of all, "Aphrodite" the sea mouse.

Synopsis:

"We humans are a minority of giants, stumbling around in the world of little things," Sue Hubbell writes in this marvelous book. Each of these little things "has a complicated and special way of getting on in the world, different from ours and different from one another's." In Waiting for Aphrodite she explores the ways of sponges and sea urchins, 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 keeping bees on a farm in the Ozarks; her move to a "strange little house" in a small Maine town, "the place I wanted to grow old in." And in the tide pools and ocean waters there she discovered a whole new world, the world of little things that inspired this book.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618056842
Author:
Hubbell, Liddy
Author:
Hubbell, Liddy
Author:
&
Author:
Darhansoff, Verrill
Author:
Hubbell, Sue
Author:
Feldman Literary Agents
Author:
Darhansoff, Verrill and Feldman Literary Agents
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Invertebrates
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.31x5.64x.65 in. .73 lbs.

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"We humans are a minority of giants, stumbling around in the world of little things," Sue Hubbell writes in this marvelous book. Each of these little things "has a complicated and special way of getting on in the world, different from ours and different from one another's." In Waiting for Aphrodite she explores the ways of sponges and sea urchins, 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 keeping bees on a farm in the Ozarks; her move to a "strange little house" in a small Maine town, "the place I wanted to grow old in." And in the tide pools and ocean waters there she discovered a whole new world, the world of little things that inspired this book.
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