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The Story of Rats Their Impact on Us and our Impact on Them

Out of Print
By: S Anthony Barnett
202 pages, B/w illus
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
The Story of Rats
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  • The Story of Rats ISBN: 9781865085197 Paperback Dec 2001 Out of Print #143697
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About this book

Accessible work by an academic zoologist, covering the history of rats' relationship with humans as well as rat behaviour, psychology and social systems.


IllustrationsPrefacePART 1: Histories1 Tales of Rats2 Naming and Taming3 All Fall DownPART 2: Questions and Answers4 A Battle of Wits?5 Do Rats Think?6 Are Rats Gluttons?7 All in Their Genes?8 Rat SocietiesPART 3: The Blindness of Research9 Population Explosions10 Social Life and Death11 Nature and Human NatureGlossaryNotes on sourcesReferencesIndex

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Tony Barnett has written a number of books, both academic and for the general public. He has many years of science broadcasting experience and appears regularly on the ABC Science Show. His first job was working on the London underground during the Blitz, where rat-born diseases were a major problem. After the war he worked as an adviser to the Indian government on controlling rats before becoming a professor of biology at the ANU in Canberra.

Out of Print
By: S Anthony Barnett
202 pages, B/w illus
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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'Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I'll nip him in the bud.' An English Member of Parliament

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