Description - Rat by Jonathan Burt
This book traces the history of the human relationship with rats from the
first archaeological finds to the genetically engineered rats of the present
day, describing its role in the arts and sciences, religion and myth, psychoanalysis and medicine. The author includes wide-ranging examples of the
rat's appearance: in literature - The Pied Piper, Beatrix Potter stories, The Wind in the Willows; in culture - Victorian rat-and-dog baiting pits, its popularity as a pet, even the subject of a '70s pop song; and folklore.
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(190mm x 135mm x mm)
Publisher: Reaktion Books
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Author Biography - Jonathan Burt
Jonathan Burt is a freelance writer who lives in Cambridge, UK. He is the author of Animals in Film (Reaktion, 2002) and general editor of the animal series.