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Dogs : their fossil relatives and evolutionary history

Author: Xiaoming Wang; Richard H Tedford; Mauricio Antón
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human beings' unique friendship with dogs has been a subject of symbolic and poetic interest for centuries. This title presents a comprehensive account of the origin and evolution of canids-including  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaoming Wang; Richard H Tedford; Mauricio Antón
ISBN: 9780231135283 0231135289 9780231509435 023150943X
OCLC Number: 185095648
Description: viii, 219 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: Methods of study and the place of dogs in nature --
The origin of canids and other doglike carnivorous mammals --
Diversity: who is who in the dog family --
Anatomy and function: how the parts work --
Hunting and social activity --
Changing environments and canid evolution --
Going places: braving new worlds --
Domestic dogs --
Appendix 1: Canid species and classification --
Appendix 2: Phylogenetic tree of the family Canidae --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Xiaoming Wang, Richard H. Tedford ; illustrations by Mauricio Antón.
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An easy-to-read text, accompanied by Anton's marvelous illustrations... Recommended. Choice 12/1/08 A definitive, readable treatment of the evolution of the canine clan. Fossil News 6/1/09 Sets a new Read more...

 
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