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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris a common woodland snail.

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence on her nightstand. As a result, she discovers the solace and sense of wonder that this mysterious creature brings and comes to a greater under standing of her own confined place in the world.

Intrigued by the snail s molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer, providing a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal.

Told with wit and grace, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is a remarkable journey of survival and resilience, showing us how a small part of the natural world illuminates our own human existence and provides an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.

Synopsis:

Bedridden and suffering from a neurological disorder, the author recounts the profound effect on her life caused by a gift of a snail in a potted plant and shares the lessons learned from her new companion about her the meaning of her life and the life of the small creature.

Table of Contents

The violet-pot adventures. Field violets ; Discovery ; Explorations — A green kingdom. The forest floor ; Life in a microcosm ; Time and territory — Juxtapositions. Thousands of teeth ; Telescopic tentacles ; Marvelous spirals ; Secret recipes — The cultural life. Colonies of hermits ; Midnight leap ; A snail's thoughts ; Deep sleep — Love and mystery. Cryptic life ; Affairs of a snail ; Bereft ; Offspring — Familiar territory. Release ; Winter snail ; Spring rain ; Night stars — Appendix. Terraria.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616200244
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Nature : General
Author:
Bailey, Elisabeth Tova
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Zoology - Invertebrates
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
August 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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"Synopsis" by , Bedridden and suffering from a neurological disorder, the author recounts the profound effect on her life caused by a gift of a snail in a potted plant and shares the lessons learned from her new companion about her the meaning of her life and the life of the small creature.
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