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More Cunning Than Man: A Social History of Rats and Man

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This eye-opening, well-researched examination of mankind's oldest competitor is filled with weirdly fascinating information about the history of the rat and the way it consistently outsmarts man.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Kensington (first published 1983)
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Tim Weakley
I learned so much about rats in NYC from this book, likely more than I ever wanted to know! It did give me a lot of insight when I eventually began to keep a few rats. Understanding some of their behaviours was puzzling until I understood how neophobic they actually are.
Jun 15, 2011 Katy rated it liked it
A lot of this is way off base; many of the reviews I have seen have focused on how well-researched this book is and while it is true that some of the elements are, a lot of them are obviously urban legends or horribly over-exaggerated anecdotes given by people who obviously are not aware of much about rats and are speaking only from fear or cultural stereotypes.

I spent a great deal of time examining the points he made about how rats are ferocious, disease-ridden, gluttonous and tend to over-pop
Feb 16, 2014 Salomé rated it it was ok
The information that is given in the book is quite interesting and not always as obvious as one had anticipated; BUT the writer has a bit of a habit to explain things over and over again. Constantly saying the same thing, only slightly different than the hundred previous times. Which is really annoying.
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