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3.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 53.92 out of 5 3.92 (12 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sue Hubbell Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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After 25 years on a farm in the Ozarks, award-winning writer and naturalist Sue Hubbell moved to a small town on the coast of Maine. There, in the pools, tides, and thickets, she found a vast array of creatures that aroused her considerable curiosity. Join Hubbell on a unique tour of the world of invertebrates. From humpbacked camel crickets to glow worms, from horseshoe crabs to elegantly-furred sea mice, Hubbell offers vivid descriptions and fascinating details about these superb examples of survival. She also introduces some experts in the field - scientists who share their enthusiasm and knowledge. Waiting for Aphrodite grew from hours of field observation and reflects the days Hubbell spent at the Library of Congress augmenting her information. Entertaining for layman and scientist alike, it is both warmly personal and carefully researched.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/21/2013

    " Hubbell's prose is as if she is carefully turning over stones and describing to you what she finds. More science than personal... if you like learning about the small creatures, this is a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 6/30/2013

    " Hubbell blends natural history, journalism, and a little personal narrative in the is delightful look at invertebrates. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 1/19/2013

    " Essays on the creatures of the invertebrate class...camel crickets, sea cucumbers, millipedes, sponges, periwinkles, coral, earthworms, horseshoe crabs, and the elusive sea mouse. Good stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Boetcher | 1/30/2012

    " A great natural history read...and it actually makes invertebrates seem as cool as they are! Well told stories about interesting creatures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/5/2011

    " Very readable popular-science natural history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 7/10/2011

    " You know when more than one person gives you the same book it was meant to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 10/18/2010

    " An very interesting journey into the world of invertabrates "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 9/3/2009

    " A lot of what Hubbell writes about in this book has been in the news since and there are already revisions to the science in some cases, but overall an at least interesting collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whiskeyb | 8/18/2009

    " she cares about the little things "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/9/2009

    " You know when more than one person gives you the same book it was meant to be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whiskeyb | 4/30/2008

    " she cares about the little things "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/2/2008

    " A great natural history read...and it actually makes invertebrates seem as cool as they are! Well told stories about interesting creatures. "

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About the Author

Sue Hubbell is an American author known for her books A Country Year and A Book of Bees which were selected by the New York Times Book Review as Notable Books of the Year. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian, and Time.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.