The Dog: A Natural History
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....more
The rest of the book is good too though. The first chapter deals with the evolutionary history of dogs. The information in this ...more
This one was a hard one to rate and really needed the .5 option. This is because while the writing was quite dry and therefore not engaging enough to be properly immersive, and while there were many times I wanted the writer to expand on a topic and explore it in greater and wider depth, this book also had wonderful coverage and knowledge.
In addition to laying out the technical details of concepts I have come across before the author also introduced me to entirely new aspects of canine ...more
This would make a great coffee table book for devoted dog owners who want some in-depth knowledge that's all backed up by research.