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Dogs: Man's best friends-or canine con artists? For centuries dogs have stolen our hearts, our homes, and our wallets. Just how do dogs get otherwise reasonable adults to feed them sirloin, let them occupy easy chairs, and generally allow them to regulate our every waking hour? In this provocative, entertaining, and wholly admiring reappraisal of our canine companions, Stephen Budiansky calls upon the latest research on dog behavior, genes, and evolution to explain why dogs do what they do, think what they think, and feel what they feel-and how they have come to occupy such a remarkable place in our lives and affections. Challenging many of our accepted ideas about canine intelligence and emotions, Budiansky shows how the very strange things that dogs so often do-fiercely guarding pairs of shoes, barking incessantly at the UPS man, rolling in really foul-smelling things-are the product of a rich blending of their ancient wolf ancestry, their subsequent dramatic evolutionary changes in the company of man, and their ever-so-peculiar modern social environment, neither wolf nor human. This original and insightful reexamination of an animal at once so familiar and so mysterious tells us, for the first time ever, what it truly is to be a dog.

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Scientist, author, and dog lover Budiansky draws on cutting-edge genetic research to reveal what really makes dogs tick, and why. Illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141002286
Subtitle:
An Inquiry into Ancestry Social Conventions Mental Habits Moral Fiber Canis fami
Author:
Budiansky, Stephen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Care/Health
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Animal behavior
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs -- Behavior.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
20011001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.75x5.08x.51 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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