Ecoscience Research Foundation "Earthworm is the pulse of the soil,
healthier the pulse healthier the soil"
About The Earthworm Book

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail's The Earthworm Book contains practical information about the place of earthworms in local ecosystems, the various types of earthworms present in the soil, their anatomy, the economics of composting  and vermiwash production and the application of these in organic farming from vegetables to crops.

Dr.Ismail also provides invaluable and practical information about how to set up vermiculture, vermicomposting and vermiwash units.

Throughout the book, Dr.Ismail stresses the importance of working with nature and describes the hazards of disturbing the ecosystem in the name of biotechnology and advanced farming practices. He also firmly advocates use of local earthworms in preference to exotic species.

Although the book is serious in its intent, the language used is fairly simple and scientific terminology has been kept at a level that can be easily understood by the lay reader.

About the Author : Dr.Sultan Ahmed Ismail is India's leading authority on earthworms. He is Director of the Eco Science Research Foundation in Chennai and is a Technical Consultant to the Organic Farming Association of India. 

I. Introduction 1
II. Earthworms : Ecological Types 5
III. Earthworms : Structure 13
IV Earthworms : Life Cycles 22
V Earthworms : For Culture 29
VI VermiCulture and Vermitech 34
VII Experiments from the Field 53
VIII Earthworms  : Their Applications in
Organic Agriculture
IX Earthworms : End Uses and Potential 76
Epilogue 81
Bibliography 82
Glossary 100
About The Earthworm Book
The Earthworm Book
by Sultan Ahmed Ismail
First Published in 1997 by Orient Longman, Hyderabad.
Second Revised Edition Published in 2005 by 

Other India Press,
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Feira Alta, Mapusa - 403 507, Goa, India.
� (2005) Sultan A Ismail
Cover Design and illustrations: Nicky Thomas
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