Oh, Rats!

Oh, Rats!

The Story of Rats and People

Book - 2006
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This examination of the rat is revolting, revealing, and always riveting

Able to claw straight up a brick wall, squeeze through a pipe the width of a quarter, and gnaw through iron and concrete, rats are also revealed in this fascinating book to be incredibly intelligent and capable of great compassion. Weaving science, history, culture, and folklore, awardwinning writer Albert Marrin offers a look at rats that goes from curious to repulsive, horrifying to comic, fearsome to inspiring. Arresting black and- white scratchboard illustrations with bold red accents add visual punch to this study of a creature that has annoyed, disgusted, nourished, and intrigued its human neighbours throughout the centuries.

Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780525477624
Branch Call Number: J 599.352 MAR
Characteristics: 48 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Mordan, C. B.


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Rats have been on the earth longer than humans, and survive under amazing conditions. Some are our pets—others are eaten for dinner. Learn more about this fascinating animal.

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Dec 31, 2017

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