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Oh Rats!: The Story of Rats and People

Albert Marrin, C.B Mordan

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Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780147512819
Published:
01 Nov 2014
Publisher:
Penguin
Dimensions:
112 pages - 197 x 129 x 8mm

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 compassion. Weaving together science, history, culture, and folklore, award-winning writer Albert Marrin offers a look at rats that goes from the 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 for centuries.

A nonfiction examination of the scientific and historical wonder that is the rat—now in a brand new digest format!

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