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Rat : how the world's most notorious rodent clawed its way to the top

Author: Jerry Langton
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the characteristics, physiology, habits, behavior, evolution, history, myth, and psyche of one of the world's most successful animals, in a study that explores the reasons why the ever-adaptable rat has risen to the top of the animal kingdom.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Langton
ISBN: 9780312363840 0312363842
OCLC Number: 122309381
Notes: Previously published: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2006.
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An Eating and Reproducing Machine 11 --
The Prehistory of the Rat 35 --
A Most Uneasy Partnership 59 --
Entertainer, Test Subject, and Family Friend 87 --
Vermin, Villain, and God's Best Friend 115 --
Destroyer of Worlds 131 --
Second Only to Us 149 --
Quagmire 171 --
Future Rat 195.
Responsibility: Jerry Langton.
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Examines the characteristics, physiology, habits, behavior, evolution, history, myth, and psyche of one of the world's most successful animals, in a study that explores the reasons why the ever-adaptable rat has risen to the top of the animal kingdom.

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