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Dogs A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution

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ISBN-10: 0226115631

ISBN-13: 9780226115634

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Raymond Coppinger, Lorna Coppinger

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Raymond Coppinger is professor of biology at Hampshire College & the author of "Fishing Dogs". A former sled dog racing champion, he now lectures widely about dogs. He & Lorna Coppinger co-founded Hampshire's Livestock Dog Project. He lives in Montague, Massachusetts.

Lorna Coppinger has written numerous technical & popular articles about dogs, & is the award-winning author of "The World of Sled Dogs". She & Raymond Coppinger co-founded Hampshire's Livestock Dog Project. She lives in Montague, Massachusetts.

Preface: The Right Kind of Dog Introduction: Studying Dogs
The Evolution of the Basic Dog: Commensalism
Wolves Evolve into Dogs
Village Dogs
Natural Breeds
Working Dogs and People: Mutualism
Developmental Environments
The Physical Conformation of a Breed
Behavioral Conformation
Are People the Dog's Best Friend? Parasitism, Amensalism, and Dulosis
Household Dogs
Assistance Dogs
The Tail Wags the Dog
What's in the Name Canis familiaris?
The Age of the Dog
Why Dogs Look the Way They Do