Rats Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants

ISBN-10: 1582344779
ISBN-13: 9781582344775
Edition: 2004
Authors: Robert Sullivan
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 4/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback with an all-new afterword by the author. 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.

Nature
The City Rat
Where I Went to See Rats and Who Sent Me There
Edens Alley
Brute Neighbors
Summer
Unrepresented Man
Food
Fights
Garbage
Exterminators
Excellent
Trapping
Plague
Winter
Plague in America
Catching
Rat King
A Golden Hill
Spring
Notes
Acknowledgments

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