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What's a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man's Best Friend

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As dogs take their place as coddled family members and their numbers balloon to over 77 million in the United States alone, its no surprise that canine culture is undergoing a massive transformation. Now subject to many of the same questions of rights and ethics as people, the politics of dogs are more tumultuous and public than ever—with fierce moral battles raging over kill shelters, puppy mills, and breed standards. Incorporating interviews and research from scientists, activists, breeders, and trainers, Whats a Dog For? investigates how dogs have reached this exalted status, and why they hold such fascination for us humans.

About the Author

John Homans has been the executive editor of New York magazine since 1994. This is his first book. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143124122
Author:
Homans, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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