Snail [NOOK Book]

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A thoughtful, considered history of the snail, which shows it to be a much-maligned creature deserving of respect, rather than repugnance and hostility.
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Overview

A thoughtful, considered history of the snail, which shows it to be a much-maligned creature deserving of respect, rather than repugnance and hostility.
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Editorial Reviews

Guardian (UK) - Steven Poole
"From the use of marine-snail shells in antiquity and the discovery of the snail's suprisingly complex anatomy in 18th-century dissections, to the symbolism of monopods in painting and literature (they stand, or rather slime, for slowness as a "way of life"), this book exerts a hypnotic fascination."
Guardian

"From the use of marine-snail shells in antiquity and the discovery of the snail's suprisingly complex anatomy in 18th-century dissections, to the symbolism of monopods in painting and literature (they stand, or rather slime, for slowness as a "way of life"), this book exerts a hypnotic fascination."--Steven Poole, Guardian (UK)

Independent
"An enjoyable PR job for the mollusc."–Independent (UK)
BBC Wildlife Magazine
“In Peter Williams’s Snail, we discover that human-mollusk interactions go far further back than allotments—all the way to some of the earliest forms of money and adornment. Admirably the book also forced me to reconsider my vigorous prejudice against the slimy, seedling-munching beasts. In fact, the opening paragraph is so striking that it alone won me over.” —BBC Wildlife Magazine
International Zoo News
 “Snails seem an unpromising subject for a book; yet Peter Williams presents these much-maligned creatures in a sympathetic light. Many of his illustrations bear witness to the beauty of their shells, and the evolution, growth and geometry of these structures makes a fascinating story.” —International Zoo News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861897121
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Animal
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Peter Williams is a doctor based in Oxford, England.

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Table of Contents

Definitions and Etymology
 
1  Our Relationship with the Snail
2  The Quintessential Snail
3  Sense and Sensibility
4  A Brief History of Snails
5  Sex and the Single Snail
6  Garlic Butter and Ginger Beer
7  Snail Art
8  The Snail Reconsidered
 
Timeline of the Snail
Appendix: The Ballad of the Veliger
References
Select Bibliography
Recipes
Websites and Associations
Acknowledgements
Photo Acknowledgements
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Snailtrail

    He sat in a tree, looking at a picture. He closed his eyes for a minute to revel in the memories. He looked down at a small kit at the base of the tree, calling him. "Dad! Dad! I just caught a vole!" The kit had said. Snailtrail climbs down the tree to h son. "Thats great, Spotkit!" He said. Since Gardenleaf had died he had to take care of Spotkit and Wormkit. Wormkit had died a moon later, of greencough.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Snails!

    Love snails,love this book! :) :) :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    &spade poems &spade

    Willie saw some dynamite, <p> Didn't understand it quite <p> Curiosity doesn't pay: <p> It rained Wille seven days.

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