|From The Publisher*||Elisabeth Tova Bailey demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature in this 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 in a potted plant on her nightstand. Intrigued by the snail's molluscan anatomy, cryptic defenses, clear decision making, hydraulic locomotion, and mysterious courtship activities, she becomes an astute observer, providing a witty and engaging look into the curious life of this underappreciated gastropod.
|Review Quote*||"The author found solace--and good material--in watching a snail." --People magazine|
|Review Quote*||"Though illness may rob us of vitality, sometimes it can also help bring us understanding---albeit in improbable disguises . . . Perhaps there's something to be said for moving at a snail's pace." --NPR.org|