Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles

Ailsa Wild,Aviva Reed,Briony Barr,Gregory Crocetti

When a tree cries out in pain, some unexpected heroes come to the rescue. Nema and her gang of young nematodes (tiny worms) embark on a dangerous underground journey, accompanied by the Xenos, a group of wise but deadly bacteria.

"A beautifully illustrated, exciting and engaging story that is sure to inspire a child’s imagination; while providing a scientifically accurate glimpse into the complex structure and living networks within soil."

- Dr Elaine Ingham and Dr Eva Schneider, Soil Foodweb

"Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles is a must-read for every child and every adult to remember that microbes make us, we are soil, we are members of a complex, creative, cooperative Earth Family."

- Dr Vandana Shiva - Scientist, Environmentalist and Author

“Truth is stranger than fiction, and science truth is stranger than science fiction: Here is an adventure story as inspiring as any fairy tale—an epic tale of symbiosis which teaches children (and grownups!) ethics, ecology, and survival—and also happens to be true!”

- Dorion Sagan, author (Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edges of Science)

Release
Aug-2019
ISBN
9781486312160
RRP (AUD)
$24.99
Pages
48
Format
Hardback
Category
Science-Nature

Aviva Reed

Aviva is a multidisciplinary artist and visual ecologist who explores complex science through painting and immersive installation.

Small Friends Books

The Small Friends Books series combines cutting-edge scientific research, rich narrative and beautiful illustrations to tell stories that describe symbiotic partnerships between microbes and larger life forms.

Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles
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World Ex English, Chinese, Korean
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Jenny Rosson
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