The Truth About Dogs

The Truth About Dogs

An Inquiry Into the Ancestry, Social Conventions, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris

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Describes dogs' evolution, senses, emotions, and relationship with humans, and explains why dogs exhibit such behaviors as barking at the mailman, cowering during thunderstorms, and displaying aggression.

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Budiansky is a scientist (what kind is not stated); author of books about animals, nature, and science; and journalist (a correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly . He covers a gamut of topics, primarily of interest to dog owners, trying to separate fact from sentiment and supporting his non-sentimental views with information about how dogs perceive the world, relate to one another, and interact with humans. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The author uses new evidence from the fields of behavioral science, archeology, and neuroscience to provide fresh insights into canine behavior and personality. 30,000 first printing. First serial, Atlantic Monthly.

Publisher: New York : Viking, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780670892723
Branch Call Number: 636.7088 BUDIA
Characteristics: 263 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm


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