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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (edició 2010)
de Elisabeth Tova Bailey (Autor)
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I started reading this while we were staying in the woods in Nova Scotia. It was the perfect reading for the trip and beautifully writing. This book is a good one to share with people who battle a long illness to see one woman's beautiful journey with a snail. ( )
In the beginning I found this book rather charming and intriguing, but towards the end I found the scientific info regarding snails in general too formal and dry. I would have liked to learn more about the actual snail that was her bedside companion, as well as more about her in general.
Fantastic book, highly recommend.
This was suggested to me by a friend who knows my taste, although she didn't really know what it was about, and she was right. I really enjoyed this book. Well, written, interesting and informative, thanks, Nancy!
This book is really making me want a pet snail.
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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 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 understanding of her own place in the world. Intrigued by the snail's 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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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)594.38Natural sciences and mathematics Zoology Mollusks Gastropoda; Univalves: snails, slugs
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