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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861892249
ISBN-10: 1861892241
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

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