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Rats: Observations On The History And Habitat Of The City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date April 11, 2005
Pages 250
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781582344775
ISBN-10 1582344779
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author of Meadowlands and A Whale Hunt dispenses rat facts and entertaining rat stories, looks into the history of rats, and describes how, with the aid of a notebook and night-vision gear, he sat nightly in a garbage-filled alley getting to know the wild city rat. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

New York Public Library Book for the Teenager
New York Public Library Book to Remember
PSLA Young Adult Top 40 Nonfiction Titles of the Year

"Engaging...a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings."-Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

Behold the rat, dirty and disgusting! Robert Sullivan turns the lowly rat into the star of this most perversely intriguing, remarkable, and unexpectedly elegant New York Times bestseller.

Love them or loathe them, rats are here to stay-they are city dwellers as much as (or more than) we are, surviving on the effluvia of our society. In Rats, the critically acclaimed bestseller, Robert Sullivan spends a year investigating a rat-infested alley just a few blocks away from Wall Street. Sullivan gets to know not just the beast but its friends and foes: the exterminators, the sanitation workers, the agitators and activists who have played their part in the centuries-old war between human city dweller and wild city rat.

Sullivan looks deep into the largely unrecorded history of the city and its masses-its herds-of-rats-like mob. Funny, wise, sometimes disgusting but always compulsively readable, Rats earns its unlikely place alongside the great classics of nature writing.

With an all-new Afterword by the author



Editions
Hardcover
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from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (April 3, 2004)
9781582343853 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $23.95
About: The author dispenses rat facts and rat stories, looking into the history of rats, and describes how, with the aid of a notebook and night-vision gear, he sat nightly in a garbage-filled alley getting to know the wild city rat.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781582344775
 
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Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (April 11, 2005)
9781582344775 | details & prices | 250 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The author dispenses rat facts and rat stories, looking into the history of rats, and describes how, with the aid of a notebook and night-vision gear, he sat nightly in a garbage-filled alley getting to know the wild city rat.
Prebinding
With Robert Sullivan | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (October 15, 2008)
9781439564691 | details & prices | 250 pages | List price $23.95

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