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The Dog - A Natural History (Hardcover): Adam Miklosi

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The Dog - A Natural History (Hardcover)

Adam Miklosi

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An accessible and richly illustrated introduction to the natural history of dogs--from evolution, anatomy, cognition, and behavior to the relationship between dogs and humans As one of the oldest domesticated species, selectively bred over millennia to possess specific behaviors and physical characteristics, the dog enjoys a unique relationship with humans. More than any other animal, dogs are attuned to human behavior and emotions, and accordingly play a range of roles in society, from police and military work to sensory and emotional support. Selective breeding has led to the development of more than three hundred breeds that, despite vast differences, still belong to a single species, Canis familiaris. The Dog is an accessible, richly illustrated, and comprehensive introduction to the fascinating natural history and scientific understanding of this beloved species. d m Mikl si, a leading authority on dogs, provides an appealing overview of dogs' evolution and ecology; anatomy and biology; behavior and society; sensing, thinking, and personality; and connections to humans. Illustrated with some 250 color photographs, The Dog begins with an introductory overview followed by an exploration of the dog's prehistoric origins, including current research about where and when canine domestication first began. The book proceeds to examine dogs' biology and behavior, paying particular attention to the physiological and psychological aspects of the ways dogs see, hear, and smell, and how they communicate with other dogs and with humans. The book also describes how dogs learn about their physical and social environments and the ways they form attachments to humans. The book ends with a section showcasing a select number of dog breeds to illustrate their amazing physical variety. Beautifully designed and filled with surprising facts and insights, this book will delight anyone who loves dogs and wants to understand them better.

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Adam Miklosi
Dimensions: 235 x 197mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 224
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-17693-2
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Taxonomy & systematics
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Evolution
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals > General
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LSN: 0-691-17693-0
Barcode: 9780691176932

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