Rat: A Perverse Miscellany

Rat: A Perverse Miscellany

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by Barbara Hodgson, Barbara Hodgson, Barbara Hodgeman
     
 

Oh, rats! It's another strange and wonderful addition to our burgeoning weird science nature list. A full-color homage to everybody's favorite rodent, The Rat is packed with rat facts, rat fiction, rat lore, rat art. from James Bond to "The Pit and the Pendulum," the Black Plague to the laboratory maze, the rat is everywhere.including, of course, in our own… See more details below

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Oh, rats! It's another strange and wonderful addition to our burgeoning weird science nature list. A full-color homage to everybody's favorite rodent, The Rat is packed with rat facts, rat fiction, rat lore, rat art. from James Bond to "The Pit and the Pendulum," the Black Plague to the laboratory maze, the rat is everywhere.including, of course, in our own backyards. This quick-paced, fun-to-read compendium explores the unsinkable Rattus rattus in fables, folklore, novels, pulp fiction, horror flicks, and more. Offbeat, intriguing, and sometimes frightening, this is a delightful portrait of an animal to be reckoned with.

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School Library Journal
YAA companion to humankind from its earliest days, the rat has left an indelible imprint on humans and history. Seen from differing perspectives, it appears in many dichotomies: from abhorrent enemy to personal pet, or from scientific instrument to carriers of death, just to name a few. Hodgson gives scientific facts about these animals; countless quotes about rats from myriad literary sources; engravings of medieval rats; and pictures and photos of rats from movies and comics. Unfortunately, the details in a map meant to show the spread of rats across the world and throughout history is too small and unclear to be useful. The bibliography includes books, periodicals, interviews, and image sources, making this book an ideal place to begin additional research. Fascinating graphics matched with the easy-to-read information should appeal to reluctant readers as well as students of history or science. A factual look at rats and the history they share with humanity.Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898159264
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 8.05(h) x 0.46(d)

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