A Dog in the Cave

A Dog in the Cave

The Wolves Who Made Us Human

eBook - 2017
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We know dogs are our best animal friends, but have you ever thought about what that might mean? 

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.
      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.

Fossil evidence shows that we began sharing our lives with dogs much earlier than had been previously thought. With this evidence, a new theory of human and dog coevolution has arisen, and with it a different way to look at our relationship with humankind's best friend. Combining history, paleontology, biology, cutting-edge medical science, and photography, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how humans and dogs became so closely entwined—and how we coevolved into the species we are today.



Baker & Taylor
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.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017
ISBN: 9781328694904
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 14, 2019

This book is a book of theories by the author as how the dog became man's best friend. There is good support in several genre and it is clear as the to author's choice of the evolution. Good reading for information. I lean towards the man/puppy theory, which makes more sense to me. However, the author gives bits of thought for other possibilities and makes some very bold statements.

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