By Peter Williams
So hooked up used to be the writer Patricia Highsmith to snails that they grew to become her consistent traveling partners. usually hidden in a wide purse, they supplied her with convenience and companionship in what she gave the impression to be a antagonistic international. Theirs used to be might be an strange dating; for many people the tentacled snail along with his sticky path will be a scrumptious deal with served up in garlic butter yet by no means an affectionate puppy. in addition, for plenty of a gardener, critiques at the snail and slug (which is a only a snail and not using a shell) were formed by means of the damage they inflict on vegetable vegetation and seedlings. With Snail, Peter Williams needs to alter our views in this little yet much-maligned creature.
Beginning with an summary of our dating with snails, slugs, and sea snails,
Williams strikes directly to research snail evolution; snail habit and habitat; snails as meals, drugs, and the resource of helpful chemical substances and dyes; snail shells as collectible gadgets; and snails in literature, paintings, and pop culture. eventually, during this appreciative account of the snail, Williams bargains a plea for a reconsideration of the snail as a dignified, historic creature that merits our respect.
Containing attractive illustrations and written in an approachable, casual type, Snail may help readers get past the shell and slime to find the interesting creature inside of.