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The Spirit of the Dog: An Illustrated History

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This large, beautifully produced, and lavishly illustrated book explores the long, colorful, and enduring bond that has continued to exist between human beings and dogs. It's a relationship that dates back some 14,000 years, marked by many momentous events--dogs following or leading men into battle. . . dogs rescuing men, women, and children from scenes of disaster. . . dogs seated on the laps of emperors. . . and dogs working in the fields with farmers and shepherds. Here are accounts of--

  • Dogs in ancient Rome and in cultures of the Far East
  • Hunting dogs from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • The emergence of dog breed societies
  • The bravery of working dogs in the police and the military
  • The development of guide dogs for the blind and infirm

    Here too are illustrated descriptions of virtually all major breeds, arranged in categories that include:

    Sight Hounds • Spitz-type Dogs • Mastiff Breeds • Guard Dogs and Herding Dogs Scent Hounds • Gun Dog Breeds • Terrier Breeds • and Toy Dogs and Companion Breeds

    The Spirit of the Dog promises to be a treasured addition to the bookshelf of many devoted dog lovers. Printed throughout in full color, it features more than 400 magnificent photos and illustrations.

  • About the Author

    Tamsin Pickeral is an art historian and animal expert who also has many years experience as a veterinary nurse. She is a widely published author of books on animal themes, including The Majesty of the Horse, which is available in North America from Barron's Astrid Harrisson is a widely traveled photographer and graphic designer who specializes in animal photography. Among her many credits is a previous collaboration with Tamsin Pickeral on The Majesty of the Horse.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780764165498
    Author:
    Pickeral, Tamsin
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series
    Author:
    Harrisson, Astrid
    Subject:
    Dogs - General
    Subject:
    Pets
    Subject:
    Dogs
    Subject:
    Dog breeds
    Subject:
    PETS / Dogs / General
    Subject:
    Pets; Dog breeds
    Publication Date:
    20121031
    Binding:
    HARDCOVER
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    288
    Dimensions:
    11.40625 x 9.375 in

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