Nema and the Xenos: A Story of Soil Cycles

Author(s): Ailsa Wild; Aviva Reed; Briony Barr (Illustrator); Gregory Crocetti; Patricia Stock


The tale of a tiny worm, the bacteria that live inside her, and a tree being munched on by a grub. This is a story about tiny creatures that live in the darkness of the soil. 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 journey underground. The Xenos, a group of wise but deadly bacteria, hitch a ride. The story of how they help the tree is full of action, life-or-death challenges and microscopic warfare. It is a story of co-operation and ancient partnership, about events happening all over the Earth, in the hidden worlds beneath our feet.



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  • : 9781486312160
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : July 2019
  • : ---length:- '23'width:- '23'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Hardback
  • : 48