The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating|/cElisabeth Tova Bailey

The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating|/cElisabeth Tova Bailey

Book - 2011New York : 2010
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Winner, National Outdoor Book Awards 2010, and John Burroughs Medal Award 2011.As a long illness keeps her bedridden, Elisabeth Tova Bailey becomes intrigued by a snail that has taken up residence in a pot plant next to her bed. Her fascination with the snail's strange anatomy and its midnight wanderings kindles an interest that saves her sanity.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 overlooked and underappreciated small animal.The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is an inspiring and intimate story of resilience, and an affirmation of the healing power of nature. It reminds us of how a small part of the natural world can illuminate our existence and deepen our appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.'This book makes us see the natural world afresh.' Tim Flannery
Publisher: 2011.New York : Algonquin Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781616206420
Branch Call Number: 594.38 BAIL


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