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Dog lovers do not need to be reminded that dogs are astonishing creatures, but recent research shows that they are even more amazing than anyone knew. Dogs draws on the last several decades of studies, examining everything from a dog's eyesight to its culinary preferences and sense of humor. Jake Page looks at dogs' wild brothers, the wolves, and their closer cousins, the wild or pariah dogs; explains the newest theory of how dogs were domesticated; describes a dog's development from puppyhood on; and finally ponders a dog's emotional life and intelligence.
While not a practical book on dog training, Dogs will give readers a better sense of why their pets behave as they do. And as an added bonus, Jake Page's own pack of six dogs makes multiple cameo appearances.
Engaging and informative, Dogs will make readers see man's best friend quite differently.
Jake Page was the founding editor of Doubleday's Natural History Press, as well as editorial director of Natural History magazine and science editor of Smithsonian magazine. He has written more than forty books on the natural sciences, zoological topics, and Native American affairs, as well as mystery fiction. He and his wife live in northern Colorado with six dogs and a steady supply of dog hair, available free.
Praise for IN THE HANDS OF THE GREAT SPIRIT: “Judicious, as well as flowing, lucid, and satisfying.”
-The Washington Post
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-Wall Street Journal
Praise for THE FIRST AMERICANS: “A book that pulses with plot-drive.”
-Los Angeles Times
Praise for THE FIRST AMERICANS: “A lively look at a contentious debate by a man in the middle of it.”
“The perfect gift for all dog owners and potential dog owners. I love it.”—Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
-Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE