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The sound of a wild snail eating

Author: Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Anecdotes
Biography
Named Person: Elisabeth Tova Bailey; Elisabeth Tova Bailey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Tova Bailey
ISBN: 161620642X 9781616206420
OCLC Number: 932577922
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010.
Description: xiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Part 1. The violet-pot adventures. Field violets ; Discovery ; Explorations --
Part II. A green kingdom. The forest floor ; Life in a microcosm ; Time and territory --
Part III. Juxtapositions. Thousands of teeth ; Telescopic tentacles ; Marvelous spirals ; Secret recipes --
Part IV. The cultural life. Colonies of hermits ; Midnight leap ; A snail's thoughts ; Deep sleep --
Part V. Love and mystery. Cryptic life ; Affairs of a snail ; Bereft ; Offspring --
Part VI. Familiar territory. Release ; Winter snail ; Spring rain ; Night stars --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Terraria.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Tova Bailey.

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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.

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