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    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill) (Hardback) By (author) Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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    DescriptionIn 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. "

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    The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elisabeth Tova Bailey
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 190
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781565126060
    ISBN 10: 1565126068

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: WNC
    Libri: AMER3710
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PSVT
    DC21: 594.38
    BISAC V2.8: NAT001000, SCI070020
    B&T Approval Code: A63652500
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 594/.38
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    LC classification: SF459.S48 B35 2010
    Thema V1.0: WNC, PSVA
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
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    Publication date
    24 August 2010
    Review quote
    "Though illness may rob us of vitality, sometimes it can also help bring us understanding---albeit in improbable disguises . . . Perhaps there's something to be said for moving at a snail's pace." --NPR.org