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If dogs could talk : exploring the canine mind

Author: Vilmos Csányi; Richard E Quandt
Publisher: New York : North Point Press, 2005 ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"How do dogs think? After a decade of research, the noted ethologist Vilmos Csanyi has captured the high degree of mutual understanding and empathy that exists between humans and their proverbial best friends." "Drawing in part on close observation of his own dogs, Flip and Jerry, Csanyi argues that the long-standing alliance of dogs and humans arose from the problem-solving and communication skills evident in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vilmos Csányi; Richard E Quandt
ISBN: 0865476861 9780865476868
OCLC Number: 54803601
Description: xvi, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The alliance of two minds --
1. The wolf --
2. Humans --
3. The alliance --
pt. 2. Similarities between human and canine behavior --
4. Bonding --
5. The emotions of dogs --
6. Obeying the rules --
7. Cooperation --
pt. 3. The diary of Flip and Jerry --
8. Dogs understand a lot --
9. Dogs imitate but have no hands --
10. Can dogs "speak"? --
pt. 4. Scientific study of the animal mind --
11. Observation, theory, and proof --
12. The Clever Hans and Alex, the parrot that understands words --
13. What do the relatives know? --
14. The minds of children --
15. The functioning of the canine mind --
pt. 5. Humans and dogs --
16. How to be a dog owner.
Other Titles: Bukfenc es jeromos.
Responsibility: Vilmos Csányi ; translated by Richard E. Quandt.
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"How do dogs think? After a decade of research, the noted ethologist Vilmos Csanyi has captured the high degree of mutual understanding and empathy that exists between humans and their proverbial best friends." "Drawing in part on close observation of his own dogs, Flip and Jerry, Csanyi argues that the long-standing alliance of dogs and humans arose from the problem-solving and communication skills evident in wolves, from which all modern dogs are descended. These basic intellectual skills were refined and enhanced as dogs and humans evolved together over tens of thousands of years. And because dogs were bred to be mankind's helpmates, the dog owner who knows what to look for can interpret his pet's thoughts, desires, and motivations."--Jacket.

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