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Team Rodent

Paperback book cover
Author Carl Hiaasen
Cover artist Ruth Ross
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Nonfiction
Publisher The Ballantine Publishing Group
Publication date May, 1998
Media type Print (Paperback), Audio Cassette
Pages 96
ISBN ISBN 978-0345422804 (Paperback edition)

Team Rodent is a non-fiction book written by Carl Hiaasen about the Walt Disney Company and its stance towards the outside world. The book's primary focus is on non-film related Disney enterprises such as Disney World and their effects on the environment and local culture. Photo of Carl Hiaasen by Robert Birnbaum Carl Hiaasen (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Non-fiction is a truthful account or representation of a subject which is composed of facts. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... ISBN-13 represented as EAN-13 bar code (in this case ISBN 978-3-16-148410-0) The International Standard Book Number, ISBN, is a unique[1] commercial book identifier barcode. ... Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. ... A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University A book is a set or collection of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side, and within protective covers. ... Photo of Carl Hiaasen by Robert Birnbaum Carl Hiaasen (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, three water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses...

Themes and criticisms

  • Disregard for the natural world
    • The draining/refilling of Disney World's Bay Lake and deforestation of the surrounding area in order to make the lake's water blue instead of the former natural brown color.
    • The abuse and accused killing of a flock of wild black buzzards nesting in Discovery Island
    • The death of an endangered black rhinocerous en route to Disney's yet-to-be-opened Animal Kingdom
    • The draining and bulldozing of over 47 square miles of Florida wetlands and other habitats in order to build the Disney World themepark and resort
  • Lack of respect for native culture
    • The refusal to sell wine and let employees have facial hair and wear cosmetics during the early years of Eurodisney.
    • The purchase and conversion of Gorda Cay, a notorious drug-smuggling island in the Bahamas, into Castaway Cay, a resort island and rest area for the Disney cruise line.
    • The opening of a reproduction of Key West in Disney World, an afternoon's drive from the actual city.
    • The attempted construction of an American History themed park six miles from civil war memorial Manassas, Virginia
  • Self-government
    • The formation of the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a state-recognized governing jurisdiction containing Disney World and Disney's subsequent control over local police forces, utilities, and other municipal services

Discovery Island, also known as Bay Lakes Tropical Island Paradise, is an 11½-acre island in Bay Lake at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. ... See Animal. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... Castaway Cay is a private island or out island in the Bahamas which serves as an exclusive port of call for the Disney Wonder and her sister ship the Disney Magic. ... Map of Key West Key West is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Manassas is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. ... The Reedy Creek Improvement District in Florida is the immediate governing jurisdiction for the land on the Walt Disney World Resort. ...

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