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Dog's Best Friend Annals of the Dog-Human Relationship

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ISBN-10: 0226142809

ISBN-13: 9780226142807

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Mark Derr

List price: $26.00
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In 'Dog's Best Friend' Mark Derr provides an account of the close relationship between dogs & humans. His focus is on the cultural aspects of this relationship, in particular on the overbreeding of dogs to satisfy the human ego, which he claims often undermines the mental & physical health of the dogs.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Mark Derr moved to Florida with his family at age six; his interest in the state's history and ecology dates back to the late 1960s, when he watched the landscape around Winter Park change with the construction of Walt Disney World. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Frontiersman and Dog's Best Friend, and his articles have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Natural History, Audubon, and other publications. He lives in Miami Beach.

Preface, 2004
A Wolf in Dog's Clothing
Tracks of Ages
Defining Dog
Taming Wolf
Becoming Dog
Degrees of Separation
Reading the Trail
Proper Distance
Big Dogs and Little Dogs
Basic Division
The Large and Small of It
Feist Dogs
Big Dogs
Florida Curs
Common Scents
Following Scent
Basic Training
A Question of Odor
Gnashing Teeth
The Dance
Hounds of Hell
The Culture of Instinct
Hard-working Dogs
The Ugliness of Beauty
The Show
Ruined Dogs
The Fancy
The Dark Underbelly
Mutts of the North
The Long Haul
The Dogs
Happy Trails
Iditarod: The Controversy
Humans and Dogs
By Land, Sea, and Air
Breeding and Training
Disc Drive
Dogs for People
Service Dogs
Failed Contracts
Give the Dog a Treat
Bringing it All Back Home
The Perfect Dog
Down the Road
Finding a Dog
Selected Bibliography