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Snail
Author: Peter Williams

ISBN: 9781861895288
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 November 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.0 x 13.5 x 1.3
Description:


So attached was the author Patricia Highsmith to snails that they became her constant travelling companions. Often hidden in a large handbag, they provided her with comfort and companionship in what she perceived to be a hostile world. Theirs was perhaps an unusual relationship; for most of us the tentacled snail with his sticky trail might be a delicious treat served up in garlic butter but certainly not an affectionate pet. As well, for many a gardener, opinions on the snail and slug (which is a just a snail without a shell) have been shaped by the harm they inflict on vegetable plants and seedlings. With Snail, Peter Williams wishes to change our perspectives on this little but much-maligned creature.

 

Beginning with an overview of our relationship with snails, slugs, and sea snails,

Williams moves on to examine snail evolution; snail...

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