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

Author(s): Robert Sullivan

Natural History

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 TimesBehold 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

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781582343853
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • : April 2004
  • : 1.175 Inches X 6.3 Inches X 9.56 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 256
  • : Robert Sullivan
  • : Hardback