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eBook Snail (Animal) download

by Peter Williams

eBook Snail (Animal) download ISBN: 1861895283
Author: Peter Williams
Publisher: Reaktion Books (October 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1211 kb
Fb2: 1224 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Biological Sciences

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 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. In fact, the opening paragraph is so striking that it alone won me over. BBC Wildlife Magazine. BBC Wildlife Magazine). Snails seem an unpromising subject for a book; yet Peter Williams presents these much-maligned creatures in a sympathetic light.

It just makes the animals so darn endearing. So glad my library has them.

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 behavior and habitat; snails as food, medicine, and the source of useful chemicals and dyes; snail shells as collectible objects; and snails in literature, art, and popular culture. It just makes the animals so darn endearing.

With Snail, Peter Williams wishes to change our perspectives on this little but much-maligned creature

With Snail, Peter Williams wishes to change our perspectives on this little but much-maligned creature.

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.

Beginning with an overview of our relationship with snails, slugs and sea-snails, Williams goes on to examine snail evolution; snail behaviour and habitat; snails as food, medicine and the source of useful chemicals and dyes; snail shells as collectible objects; and snails in literature, art and popular culture. The book concludes with a plea for a reconsideration of the snail as a dignified, ancient creature that deserves our respect, rather than one to be thoughtlessly squashed underfoot after a shower of rain.

item 1 Snail (Animal) (Anima Series) by Peter Williams Paperback Book The Cheap Fast -Snail (Animal) (Anima . For most of us, snails do not elicit feelings of warmth or affection

item 1 Snail (Animal) (Anima Series) by Peter Williams Paperback Book The Cheap Fast -Snail (Animal) (Anima Series) by Peter Williams Paperback Book The Cheap Fast. For most of us, snails do not elicit feelings of warmth or affection. Apart from our repugnance at its appearance, our relationship with the snail has been influenced by the harm it has inflicted over the years on our garden seedlings. The author intends to change our perspectives on this little but much maligned creature.

Fascination Art Print by Peter Williams. Peter Williams, Fascination, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and guache. All prints are professionally printed, packaged, and shipped within 3 - 4 business days. Cat trying to catch a butterfly. Fascination by Peter Williams. Vanitas still life with a candlestick, books, musical instruments, an astrological globe, a pocket watch, and an hourglass all on a draped table. Watercolor Waves ROUGH Paper Painting Tutorial.

Williams urges us to observe William Cowper's admonition "An inadvertent foot may crush the snail. Tread aside and let the reptile live. But both poet and doctor might have felt differently if their pot of basil had become a snail's breakfast. Independent culture newsletter.

Time permitting, we are also happy to answer any general inquires about reptile husbandry, rack/enclosure construction or anything else reptile related. Peter Williams Reptiles. 21 December at 16:48 ·.

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 behavior and habitat; snails as food, medicine, and the source of useful chemicals and dyes; snail shells as collectible objects; and snails in literature, art, and popular culture. Finally, in this appreciative account of the snail, Williams offers a plea for a reconsideration of the snail as a dignified, ancient creature that deserves our respect.

Containing beautiful illustrations and written in an approachable, informal style, Snail will help readers get beyond the shell and slime to discover the fascinating creature inside.