Merle's Door Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

ISBN-10: 0156034506
ISBN-13: 9780156034500
Edition: 2007
Authors: Ted Kerasote
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Description: How would dogs live if they were free? Would they choose to remain near their human friends?nbsp; nbsp; Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert—Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

How would dogs live if they were free? Would they choose to remain near their human friends?nbsp; nbsp; Merle and Ted found each other in the Utah desert—Merle was living wild and Ted was looking for a pup to keep him company. As their bond grew, they taught each other new ways to think and live: Ted taught Merle how to live around wildlife, Merle taught Ted about the complexity of a dog’s intelligence and the benefits of letting a dog make his own decisions. Using the latest in wolf research and exploring issues of animal consciousness, leadership, and the origins of the human-dog relationship, Ted Kerasote takes us on the journey he and Merle shared. As much a love story as a story of independence and partnership,Merle’s Dooris tender, funny, and ultimately illuminating.

Ted Kerasote is the author of many books, including the national bestseller "Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog" and "Out There: In The Wild in a Wired Age", which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, The New York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals.

prologue
From the Wild
The First Dog
The Synaptic Kiss
In the Genes
Building the Door
Growing Into Himself
Top Dog
The Gray Cat
Estrogen Clouds
At Home in the Arms of the Country
The Problem of Me
The Mayor of Kelly
The Alpha Pair
White Muzzle
What Do Dogs Want?
A Looser Leash
t-family: 'Times New Roman'" The First Passing
Through the Door
With many thanks
Notes
Index

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