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Rats - by Robert Sullivan (Paperback)

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  • 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.
  • About the Author: Robert Sullivan is the author of The Meadowlands and A Whale Hunt, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year.
  • 272 Pages
  • Nature, Animals

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About the Book



The "New York Times" bestseller, now available in paperback with an all-new Afterword by the author. Funny, wise, sometimes disgusting but always compulsively readable, "Rats" earns its unlikely place alongside the great classics of nature writing.



Book Synopsis



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 Times

Behold 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



Review Quotes




"Engaging a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings."--Michiko Kakutani "New York Times ""

"Immensely lively, enjoyable, learned, witty and yes, appealing."--Philip Lopate "Washington Post "

"Engaging.a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings." -- Michiko Kakutani "New York Times"

"Engaging...a lively, informative compendium of facts, theories, and musings." -- Michiko Kakutani "New York Times"

.,." a rollicking, richly drawn history...[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."

""Rats" will both entertain and edify you about a part of the world you never thought much about."


"[Approaches] his fleet-footed, fast-food-loving quarry with a naturalist's curiosity and a storyteller's fluency."


"Improbably enchanting... a funny, rodent-centered melange of natural and urban history."

"Skittering, scurrying, terrific natural history."


"Sullivan persuasively associates the 'truth' he learns about rats with a deeper understanding of both the history of New York City and the essence of mankind."


"The author excels at fluid and witty prose."


"Who knew a book about one of nature's most reviled creatures could make such great bedside reading?"


.".. a rollicking, richly drawn history...[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."

"An urban Thoreau..."


"Eloquent."


"Hugely entertaining."


"Sullivan beguiles us with remarkable tales about an inexhaustible topic."


." a rollicking, richly drawn history.Ýhe¨ offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."

"ÝApproaches¨ his fleet-footed, fast-food-loving quarry with a naturalist's curiosity and a storyteller's fluency."

." a rollicking, richly drawn history.[he] offers up a parade of eccentric characters who deserve to be in the movies."

"The author excels at fluid and witty prose."

"Sullivan persuasively associates the truth' he learns about rats with a deeper understanding of both the history of New York City and the essence of mankind."



About the Author



Robert Sullivan is the author of The Meadowlands and A Whale Hunt, both New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He is a contributing editor to Vogue and a longtime contributor to the New Yorker. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Nature
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Theme: Mammals
Format: Paperback
Author: Robert Sullivan
Language: English
Street Date: April 11, 2005
TCIN: 11465600
UPC: 9781582344775
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-7162
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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