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The sound of a wild snail eating / Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

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Author/Creator:
Bailey, Elisabeth Tova.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2010
Imprint:
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiii, 190 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [179]-186).
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.
Summary:
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.
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ISBN:
9781565126060
1565126068

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