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  • Interspersed with excerpts about snails from studies, essays, and poetry, and plumped up with tales of snail fascination dating back to the Romans, and up through Darwin, Edgar Allen Poe, and including modern biophiliac Edward O. Wilson, Bailey's slim book is as richly layered as the soil she lays down in the snail's terrarium: loamy, potent, and regenerative.

    Nina Sankovitch: The Beautiful Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

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