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Dogs: The Ultimate Guide to Over 1,000 Dog Breeds
Renowned animal behaviorist Desmond Morris has created an impressive guide to the history and variety of man's best friend. The entries are accompanied by over 500 line drawings, which express the character of the dogs represented in a way that photographs often fail to capture. Divided into four m
Hardcover, 752 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Trafalgar Square Publishing
(first published December 4th 2001)
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I bought this as a resource for my local shelter, as they get Aussies and German Shepherds and Collies mixed up. I was really annoyed to find that the book used line drawing instead of photographs...and not very good line drawings, either. I'd expect someone with the name-recognition clout of Desmond Morris could have spent the extra dime for better illustrations. Using photos on the cover was just deceptive.
Desmond John Morris is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist, but is also known as a surrealist artist and author.More about Desmond Morris...