A dog in the cave : the wolves who made us human /Material type: BookPublisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780544286566; 0544286561.Title notes: YASubject(s): Dogs -- History | Dogs -- Evolution | Human-animal relationships -- History | CoevolutionSummary: Explores the connection between dogs and humans from hunter-gatherer partners to modern day pets, focusing on how humans have influenced dogs' evolution and raising new questions about the species' shared future.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>We know dogs are our best animal friends, but have you ever thought about what that might mean? </p> Fossils show we've shared our work and homes with dogs for tens of thousands of years. Now there's growing evidence that we influenced dogs' evolution--and they, in turn, changed ours. Even more than our closest relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best.<br> Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined--and how we coevolved into the species we are today.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-240) and index.
Explores the connection between dogs and humans from hunter-gatherer partners to modern day pets, focusing on how humans have influenced dogs' evolution and raising new questions about the species' shared future.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- A Boy and His Dog (p. v)
- 1 Close Encounters of the Canine Kind (p. 1)
- 2 Written in the Bones (p. 23)
- 3 Wolf-Dogs: Those Skulls Are How Old? (p. 53)
- 4 A Meeting of Minds (p. 73)
- 5 Written in the Genes (p. 131)
- 6 The Dog on the Couch: Canine Psychologists (p. 165)
- 7 A Wolf on the Bed (p. 205)
- Glossary (p. 234)
- Notes (p. 236)
- Selected Bibliography (p. 239)
- Internet Resources (p. 240)
- Acknowledgments (p. 242)
- Index (p. 243)