Team Rodent

How Disney Devours the World
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307764881
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 96
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"Disney is so good at being good that it manifests an evil; so uniformly efficient and courteous, so dependably clean and conscientious, so unfailingly entertaining that it's unreal, and therefore is an agent of pure wickedness. . . . Disney isn't in the business of exploiting Nature so much as striving to improve upon it, constantly fine-tuning God's work." --from TEAM RODENT TEAM RODENT How Disney Devours America "Revulsion is good. Revulsion is healthy. Each of us has limits, unarticulated boundaries of taste and tolerance, and sometimes we forget where they are. Peep Land is here to remind us; a fixed compass point by which we can govern our private behavior. Because being grossed out is essential to the human experience; without a perceived depravity, we'd have nothing against which to gauge the advance or decline of culture; our art, our music, our cinema, our books. Without sleaze, the yardstick shrinks at both ends. Team Rodent doesn't believe in sleaze, however, nor in old-fashioned revulsion. Square in the middle is where it wants us all to be, dependable consumers with predictable attitudes. The message, never stated but avuncularly implied, is that America's values ought to reflect those of the Walt Disney Company, and not the other way around." BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.

Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat


Author: Lynne Jonell
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466824662
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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Emmy was a good girl. At least she tried very hard to be good. She did her homework without being told. She ate all her vegetables, even the slimy ones. And she never talked back to her nanny, Miss Barmy, although it was almost impossible to keep quiet, some days. She really was a little too good. Which is why she liked to sit by the Rat. The Rat was not good at all . . . Hilarious, inventive, and irresistably rodent-friendly, Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat is a fantastic first novel from acclaimed picture book author Lynne Jonell.

Evolution of the Rodents

Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development
Author: Philip G. Cox,Lionel Hautier
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107044332
Category: Science
Page: 624
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A valuable resource for the latest research on rodents, highlighting links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics.

Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents

Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Author: Katherine E. Quesenberry,James W. Carpenter
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9781416066217
Category: Medical
Page: 596
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Now in full color, this concise reference helps you care for common small mammals with coverage of preventive medicine as well as disease management and husbandry. Content not found in other resources includes chapters on ophthalmology, dentistry, and zoonosis. More than 400 images demonstrate key concepts related to radiographic interpretation, relevant anatomy, and diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. This is an invaluable reference for veterinarians, technicians, students, research scientists, pet store owners, pet owners, and breeders --Book Jacket.

Inventing the Public Enemy

The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934
Author: David E. Ruth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226732183
Category: History
Page: 190
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In this richly detailed account of mass media images, David Ruth looks at Al Capone and other "invented" gangsters of the 1920s and 1930s. The subject of innumerable newspaper and magazine articles, scores of novels, and hundreds of Hollywood movies, the gangster was a compelling figure for Americans preoccupied with crime and the social turmoil it symbolized. Ruth shows that the media gangster was less a reflection of reality than a projection created from Americans' values, concerns, and ideas about what would sell. We see efficient criminal executives demonstrating the multifarious uses of organization; dapper, big-spending gangsters highlighting the promises and perils of the emerging consumer society; and gunmen and molls guiding an uncertain public through the shifting terrain of modern gender roles. In this fascinating study, Ruth reveals how the public enemy provides a far-ranging critique of modern culture.

Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents


Author: Steven E. Crow,Sally O. Walshaw,Jennifer Boyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119949327
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents is the third edition of this esteemed veterinary medicine classic. The Third Edition offers readers expanded coverage of small exotic mammals such as gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs, alongside a thorough revision of the common procedures for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Organized in the same user-friendly format of earlier editions, the Manual is an essential purchase for small and exotic animal veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Rat: How the World's Most Notorious Rodent Clawed Its Way to the Top


Author: Jerry Langton
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312363842
Category: History
Page: 207
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Examines the characteristics, physiology, habits, behavior, evolution, history, myth, and psyche of one of the world's most successful animals, in a study that explores the reasons why the ever adaptable rat has risen to the top of the animal kingdom. 10,000 first printing.

Necropsy Guide

Rodents and the Rabbit
Author: Donald B. Feldman,John Curtis Seely
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482216078
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This laboratory guidebook provides step-by-step procedures that will aid in the dissection and collection of major organs and tissues of the most common species of small animals used in biomedical research. Through extensive use of photographs and illustrations, the dissector is guided through a complete necropsy of each species for the purpose of collecting the organs and tissues routinely examined by pathologists. The techniques described will enable the technician to perform necropsies on almost any mammal in a precise and logical sequence, and to properly collect tissue in order to avoid diagnostic errors. Morphological differences among the various species are discussed.

Rodent Control

A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals
Author: Robert M. Corrigan,Dan Moreland
Publisher: G I E Pub
ISBN: 9781883751166
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 355
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Pathology of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits


Author: Stephen W. Barthold,Stephen M. Griffey,Dean H. Percy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118924037
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Now in its fourth edition, Pathology of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits has become a standard text for veterinary pathologists, laboratory animal veterinarians, students, and others interested in these species. • The standard reference on the pathogenesis and cardinal diagnostic features of diseases of mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rabbits • Expanded coverage of rabbit disease, normal anatomic features, and biology • Over 450 color photographs illustrating gross and microscopic pathology • Companion website offering images from the text in PowerPoint

Capybaras

a natural history of the world's largest rodent
Author: Rexford D. Lord
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 159
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Capybaras -- the largest rodents in the world -- show little resemblance to their guinea pig relatives. Robust and agile, they reach the size of a small pig and weigh upward of 100 pounds at maturity. This natural history details all aspects of the present body of information about their anatomy, ecology, behavior, biology, conservation, management, and taxonomy. Capybaras range throughout South American tropical wetlands. Largely extirpated from their former haunts through agricultural practices and poaching, they have adapted well to human management and conservation efforts and are frequently raised on ranches as valued sources of both meat and leather. The herbivorous rodents play a vital role in the ecosystems of natural grasslands, wetlands, and gallery forests and are commonly prey for caimans, anacondas, jaguars, and pumas. Rexford D. Lord draws on the extant literature and many years of personal experience in their habitats both north and south of the Amazon region -- including his own ten-year study at a Venezuelan ranch -- to provide detailed descriptions of capybaras' known history; the diseases, parasites, and hazards they face; and their population and behavioral characteristics. He discusses how they interact with predators and other animals and explains their long-running and growing commercial importance to humankind -- including key information about their current value and future potential as an ecotourism attraction. Featuring dozens of photographs, comprehensive tables illustrating key traits and population information, and practical explanations of current ranch management methodology, this volume is the most extensive reference work on capybaras that has ever been produced.

Native Tongue


Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307767426
Category: Fiction
Page: 325
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"Ruthlessly wicked...Wonderful...His best book yet." ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION When the precious clue-tongued mango voles at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills on North Key Largo are stolen by heartless, ruthless thugs, Joe Winder wants to uncover why, and find the voles. Joe is lately a PR man for the Amazing Kingdom theme park, but now that the voles are gone, Winder is dragged along in their wake through a series of weird and lethal events that begin with the sleazy real-estate agent/villain Francis X. Kingsbury and can end only one way.... BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's Bad Monkey.

Rodent Pests and Their Control, 2nd Edition


Author: Alan P Buckle,Robert H Smith
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1845938178
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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The most numerous of the world's invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests' increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species, bringing a new dimension to this updated 2nd edition and making essential reading for all those involved in rodent pest control, including researchers, conservationists, practitioners and public health specialists.

Explaining the Inexplicable

The Rodent's Guide to Lawyers
Author: Rodent
Publisher: Pocket
ISBN: 9780671527907
Category: Law
Page: 224
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Exposing the dirt on lawyer life, a humorous guide offers tips on how to gnaw through law school, pass the pesky bar exam, master the art of overbilling, sabotage colleagues, and understand lawyer personality types

Neuronal Correlates of Empathy

From Rodent to Human
Author: Ksenia Z. Meyza,Ewelina Knapska
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012809348X
Category: Science
Page: 214
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Neuronal Correlates of Empathy: From Rodent to Human explores the neurobiology behind emotional contagion, compassionate behaviors and the similarities in rodents and human and non-human primates. The book provides clear and accessible information that avoids anthropomorphisms, reviews the latest research from the literature, and is essential reading for neuroscientists and others studying behavior, emotion and empathy impairments, both in basic research and preclinical studies. Though empathy is still considered by many to be a uniquely human trait, growing evidence suggests that it is present in other species, and that rodents, non-human primates, and humans share similarities. Examines the continuum of behavioral and neurobiological responses between rodents—including laboratory rodents and monogamic species—and humans Contains coverage of humans, non-human primates, and the emerging area of rodent studies Explores the possibility of an integrated neurocircuitry for empathy

Disney Discourse

Producing the Magic Kingdom
Author: Eric Smoodin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135216592
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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Hirohito and his Mickey Mouse watch, Goofy and Donald as our "Goodwill Ambassadors:" Disney Discourse is an interdisciplinary examination of the founder and his empire. These essays use an interdisciplinary approach to read through Disney's domestic cultural production "innocent" national icons, as well as theme parks, cartoons and television to analyze the global impact of American popular culture, the politics of Disney, and the complex reception Disney productions have received around the world. The Disney corporation's ever-increasing visibility the opening of Euro Disney and new stores in malls and vast influence over global culture demands critical attention not only in film and television studies, but in international diplomacy, architecture, economics and other related fields. Disney Discourse consolidates the best of the current work on Disney and provides a representative sample of past analyses of the Disney empire. Contributors: Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Lisa Cartwright, Brian Goldfarb, Richard deCordova, Douglas Gomery, David Kunzle, Jon Lewis, Moya Luckett, Richard Neupert, Susan Ohmer, José Piedra, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Alexander Wilson.

Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents


Author: Estella Böhmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118802543
Category: Medical
Page: 296
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Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents is a practical guide aimed at helping clinicians successfully diagnose and treat dental problems in rabbits and rodents within their own surgeries. With over two-thirds of small mammals presenting with tooth related problems, there is great potential to enhance the treatment offered to the owners of these species. Focusing on innovative diagnostics using normal radiographic machines as well as specific positioning techniques, radiographs are presented with reference lines and detailed annotations. Richly illustrated with high quality photographs, pathological findings are described before selection of appropriate therapy and treatment is discussed. Key features include: Covers the dental anatomy and physiology of all small mammal species commonly kept as pets. Intraoral radiography and innovative positioning for imaging the guinea pig and chinchilla dentitions are described, enabling the practitioner to visualize each tooth in detail. Once a diagnosis has been reached, selection of different treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical technique are discussed. Offers helpful directives for approaching and treating dental disease without the need for referral to a specialist or the use of expensive equipment.

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents


Author: Mark A. Suckow,Karla A. Stevens,Ronald P. Wilson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123809207
Category: Medical
Page: 1268
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The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents is a single volume, comprehensive book sanctioned by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), covering the rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil and other rodents often used in research. This well illustrated reference includes basic biology, anatomy, physiology, behavior, infectious and noninfectious diseases, husbandry and breeding, common experimental methods, and use of the species as a research model. With many expert contributors, this will be an extremely valuable publication for biomedical researchers, laboratory animal veternarians and other professionals engaged in laboratory animal science. A new gold standard publication from the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine series One stop resource for advancements in the humane and responsible care of: rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, chinchilla, deer mouse, kangaroo rat, cotton rat, sand rat, and degu Includes up-to-date, common experimental methods Organized by species for easy access during bench research

Muck City

Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307888630
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

Hoot


Author: Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0440421705
Category: Bullying
Page: 292
View: 1989

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Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, befriends a mysterious boy who introduces him to potty-trained alligators, burrowing owls, and sparkly-tailed poisonous snakes. A Newbery Honor Book, ALA Notable Book, & ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.