The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

By | October 27, 2017
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating Author Elisabeth Tova Bailey
ISBN-10 161620642X
ISBN-13 9781616206420
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Algonquin Books
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In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabrisa 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 understanding of her own place in the world Intrigued by the snails molluscan anatomy cryptic defenses clear decision making hydraulic locomotion and courtship activities Bailey becomes an astute and amused observer offering a candid and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated small animal 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 can illuminate our own human existence while providing an appreciation of what it means to be fully alive

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