The Story of Rats

The Story of Rats

Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them

Book - 2001
Average Rating:
Rate this:
More than the story of how people and rats live together, this book takes a serious and intriguing look at science and scientists, the problems they solve and fail to solve, and the scope and imperfections of our scientific knowledge of the world. It answers questions such as: Are rats still a threat to human health? Do rats think? Is it true that wild rats sometimes die, unwounded, from social stress? Can studies of rat societies tell us anything useful about our own social lives? This compelling historical and social study will capture the interest of all readers--from those fascinated by rats to those who cringe--by explaining the delicate and sometimes volatile impacts humans and rats have had on each other over the centuries and into the modern age.
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2001.
ISBN: 9781865085197
Branch Call Number: 599.35 B261
Characteristics: xiii, 202 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Rats


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings


Find it at JMS

To Top