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1996. Michael Elsohn Ross. Describes how young scientists can find and keep snails, and offers intriguing information on mollusks in general, how and what snails eat, and what eats them. Discusses snail anatomy, mating habits and reproduction, the shape and function of snails’ shells, what their slime is for, the reasons for dormancy and the types of stimuli that break it. It also continually prompts students to observe closely, formulate questions and try to answer them. Gives instructions for several simple snail experiments involving water and swimming, light and dark, climbing and pulling abilities and speed of travel. 48 pages, soft cover, full-color photos, some illustrations. Grades 1-4.