Genius of Dogs How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think

ISBN-10: 0525953191

ISBN-13: 9780525953197

Edition: N/A

Authors: Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods

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Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets.Dogs are intelligent—no other animal comes as close to humans—but most of us tend to think domestication makes animals less intelligent. Brian Hare sees things differently. In 1995 he conducted a simple cognition experiment in his parents’ garage and proved that his family’s dogs were not only smarter than any wolf or fox but also smarter by far than any ape or chimp. Since then, the Canine Cognition Center he founded at Duke has studied thousands dogs and changed the way we think about canine intelligence. Hare’s stunning finding: dogs domesticated themselves beginning at least forty-three thousand years ago, and it has made them smarter. Friendlier dogs (and humans) can better solve problems by cooperating and communicating.The Genius of Dogsis in part a journey across a phenomenal scientific career, hopping from Georgia to Russia to the Congo and back to the United States, told with boyish enthusiasm and a personal, engaging voice. Hare’s seminal research has led him to work with every kind of dog, from the tiniest shelter puppy to the exotic New Guinea singing dog, from his own mutt, Oreo, to the most fashionable schnoodle. This is nothing less than the definitive dog book of our time, a guide to how the latest research can enrich your relationship with your dog, from the man who started the revolution.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Brian's Dog
Genius in Dogs?: The many flavors of genius
The Wolf Event: Wolves conquer the world, only to lose it all
In My Parents' Garage: The perfect place for a scientific discovery
Clever as a Fox: How an obscure Russian scientist revealed domestication's secret
Survival of the Friendliest: How a little congeniality can get you ahead
Dog Smarts
Dog Speak: Are we having a conversation?
Lost Dogs: Dogs don't beat wolves at everything
Pack Animals: Dogs are best in a social network
Your Dog
Best in Breed: The question on everyone's lips-which breed is smartest?
Teaching Genius: How do you train a cognitive dog?
For the Love of Dog: Could we love one another more?
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Credits
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