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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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    Title
    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
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565126060
    ISBN 10: 1565126068
    Classifications

    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
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Imprint name
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    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