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Dogs A Natural History

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ISBN-10: 0061132594

ISBN-13: 9780061132599

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jake Page, Susanne Page, Stanley Coren

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Dog lovers do not need to be reminded that dogs are astonishing creatures, but recent research shows that they are even more amazing than anyone knew. Dogs draws on the last several decades of studies, examining everything from a dog's eyesight to its culinary preferences and sense of humor. Jake Page looks at dogs' wild brothers, the wolves, and their closer cousins, the wild or pariah dogs; explains the newest theory of how dogs were domesticated; describes a dog's development from puppyhood on; and finally ponders a dog's emotional life and intelligence. While not a practical book on dog training, Dogs will give readers a better sense of why their pets behave as they do. And as an…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.30" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Jake Page has been editor of Natural History magazine and science editor of Smithsonian magazine. He lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

Preface
Author's Note
Introduction: On Natural History
The Limits of Dogdom
Origins and Oddballs
Wolves
Transformations
The Dog Who Came In from the Wild
Pariahs
Dogs of Old
Good Breeding
The Dog's World
Puppies
Dog Senses
Communication
The Enigma of Play
The Mind of Dogs
Epilogue: Some Thoughts on Training
Appendixes
Dog Bites
Canine Health Problems by Breed
Trainability by Breed
The Wild Dogs of the World
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index