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Dogs : a startling new understanding of canine origin, behavior, and evolution

Author: Raymond Coppinger; Lorna Coppinger
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two canine ethnologists probe the nature versus nurture debate in the social order of dogs, tracing the origins of canine intelligence.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Coppinger; Lorna Coppinger
ISBN: 0684855305 9780684855301
OCLC Number: 45466125
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: The Right Kind of Dog --
Introduction: Studying Dogs --
Why Study Dogs? --
How to Study, and Who Studies, Dogs --
The Evolution of the Basic Dog: Commensalism --
Wolves Evolve into Dogs --
The Pinocchio Hypothesis of Dog Origin --
Taming the Wolf --
Training the Wolf --
Domesticating the Wolf --
Speciation Requires Populations That Evolve--Not Individuals --
Speciation Requires Differential Mortality --
Village Dogs --
The Mesolithic Island --
Natural Breeds --
People Become Conscious of Dogs --
Working Dogs and People: Mutualism --
Developmental Environments --
Livestock-Guarding Dogs --
In the Nest: Shaping the Behavior --
The Transhumance: Distributing and Mixing Genes --
The Transhumance: Evolving the Size and Shape --
Breed Genesis: Selecting for Color --
Walking Hounds --
The Physical Conformation of a Breed --
Sled Dogs--How Do They Run? --
The Shape of the Team --
Running Is Social Behavior --
The Society of a Sled Dog Team --
The Value of the Breed Standard --
Behavioral Conformation --
Herding Dogs, Retrievers, and Pointers --
The Border Collie's Behavioral Conformation --
Motor Patterns --
Are People the Dog's Best Friend? Parasitism, Amensalism, and Dulosis --
Household Dogs --
Measuring the Benefit to Humans of the Household Dog --
Assistance Dogs --
The Tail Wags the Dog --
What's in the Name Canis familiaris? --
The Age of the Dog --
Why Dogs Look the Way They Do --
How to Change Size --
How to Change Shape --
The Shape of Intelligence --
Rapid Evolution of Breeds --
Neoteny, Paedomorphism, and the Evolution of Dogs from Wolves.
Responsibility: Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger.
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Two canine ethnologists probe the nature versus nurture debate in the social order of dogs, tracing the origins of canine intelligence.

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