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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Title
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
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Summary
Winner of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Winner of the John Burroughs Medal Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature “Brilliant.” —The New York Review of Books 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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Bailey, Elisabeth Tova
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nature
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:06259812-2292-4c58-b9eb-dc872a49c76e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616200244
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optical disk
Label
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:06259812-2292-4c58-b9eb-dc872a49c76e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616200244
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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