The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781565126060
1565126068
Branch Call Number: 921 B154a
Characteristics: xiii, 190 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.

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Zaelia
Nov 23, 2016

Not only did I not ever pay attention to snails (well, not since childhood anyways), but I actually sort of abhorred them. Might be something lingering from a time when I was fortunate to have access to garden plots. I found this title referenced in and set out to read it shortly after finishing 'Unseen City,' and I'm pleased I did. Who knew gastropods could be so interesting! A short, easy read filled with lovely quotes, poem stanzas, and the author's observations and experiences.

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