The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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Hardback (23 Sep 2010) | English

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Synopsis

While an illness keeps her bedridden, Elisabeth Bailey watches a wild snail that has taken up residence in a terrarium alongside her bed. She enters the rhythm of life of this mysterious creature, and comes to a greater understanding of her own confined place in the world. In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, she shares the inspiring and intimate story of her close encounter with Neohelix albolabris - a common woodland snail.

Intrigued by the snail's world - from its strange anatomy to its mysterious courtship activities - she becomes a fascinated and amused observer of the snail's curious life. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is an affirmation of the healing power of nature, revealing how much of the world we miss in our busy daily lives, and how truly magical it is.

A remarkable journey of survival and resilience, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating shows how a small part of the natural world can illuminate our own human existence and deepen our appreciation of what it means to be fully alive.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781900322911
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Imprint: Green Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st
DEWEY: 594.38
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 183
Weight: 322g
Height: 186mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 20mm