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The Hidden Life of Dogs

The Hidden Life of Dogs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547504683
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: HMH
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The Hidden Life of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Book Resume:

“A fascinating glimpse into the canine world, possibly deeper and more accurate than any we have had until now” (The New York Times Book Review). Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs, their personalities, and their desires. Based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, The Hidden Life of Dogs asks one question: What do dogs want? To find out, we must meet the pack. First there is Misha, a husky Thomas followed on her daily rounds of more than 130 square miles. Then there is Maria, who adored Misha, bore his puppies, and clearly mourned when he moved away; the brave pug Bingo and his little wife, Violet; the dingo Viva; and other colorful characters. In observing them, Thomas learned that what dogs want most of all is other dogs. Informative and captivating, The Hidden Life of Dogs will give every canine owner and canine lover great insight into dog behavior. “A wonderful book . . . Too bad dogs can’t read. They’d be fascinated. Dog people will be too.” —USA Today

L'Animal social

L'Animal social [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2258098580
Author: David BROOKS
Publisher: Presses de la Cité
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L'Animal social by David BROOKS Book Resume:

Toute vie est un roman - mais quels sont les ressorts intimes de l'intrigue ? Selon David Brooks, trente ans de recherches scientifiques éclairent la question d'un jour nouveau : nous ne sommes ni des êtres rationnels, ni les jouets d'un inconscient de type freudien. Nous sommes avant tout des animaux sociaux, et cette réalité, inscrite au plus profond de nos êtres, dans nos cerveaux, explique notre façon d'évoluer dans l'existence. La science a enfin ouvert la boîte noire de notre esprit. Ses passionnantes découvertes, jusqu'ici confinées dans le cadre des publications savantes, bouleversent le champ de notre compréhension. Vulgarisateur de talent, David Brooks a su en tirer la trame d'une fiction : il nous livre, clés à l'appui, le récit de la vie de deux personnages, Erica et Harold, aussi différents qu'on peut l'être, qui finiront pourtant par bâtir ensemble leur vie et leur réussite. En décryptant leurs émotions, leurs intuitions, leurs désirs enfouis, ces lieux intimes où se forgent le caractère et la destinée, il brosse pour nous l'étonnant tableau de notre propre humanité.

The Social Dog

The Social Dog [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0124079318
Author: Juliane Kaminski,Sarah Marshall-Pescini
Publisher: Elsevier
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The Social Dog by Juliane Kaminski,Sarah Marshall-Pescini Book Resume:

Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research

The Science Behind a Happy Dog

The Science Behind a Happy Dog [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1912178907
Author: Emma K. Grigg,Tammy M. Donaldson
Publisher: 5m Books Ltd
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The Science Behind a Happy Dog by Emma K. Grigg,Tammy M. Donaldson Book Resume:

How can you be sure that your dog is happy? What can owners do to ensure their dog has the best chance at a long, happy life? Experts in animal behavior, Emma Grigg and Tammy Donaldson, set out to explore our current understanding of canine well-being in this engaging and authoritative guide to dog training. Making use of the latest in animal behaviour research and studies, The Science Behind a Happy Dog covers both scientific approaches to dog raising and practical solutions to common behavioral problems in a clear and accessible style. The science behind canine cognition and body language shows how we can use the clues that our dogs give us to maximize their well-being. This enlightening guide addresses all aspects of a dog's life, including nutrition, socialisation, exercise, reducing stress when visiting the vet, and canine mental health. It is the ultimate training book aimed at teaching owners how to raise a well-behaved, well-adjusted, and happy dog. [Subject: Pet Care, Dog Training, Animal Behavior]

Dreaming of Lions

Dreaming of Lions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1603586857
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
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Dreaming of Lions by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Book Resume:

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing other creatures and other cultures, from her own backyard to the African savannah. Her books have transported millions of readers into the hidden lives of animals—from dogs and cats to deer and lions. She’s chronicled the daily lives of African tribes, and even imagined the lives of prehistoric humans. She illuminates unknown worlds like no other. Now, she opens the doors to her own. Dreaming of Lions traces Thomas’s life from her earliest days, including when, as a young woman in the 1950s, she and her family packed up and left for the Kalahari Desert to study the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world’s understanding of African tribal cultures has never been the same since. Nor has Thomas, as the experience taught her not only how to observe, but also how to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal science and do what she cared about most: spending time with animals and people in wild places, and relishing the people and animals around her at home. Readers join Thomas as she returns to Africa, after college and marriage, with her two young children, ending up in the turmoil leading to Idi Amin’s bloody coup. She invites us into her family life, her writing, and her fascination with animals—from elephants in Namibia, to dogs in her kitchen, or cougars outside her New England farmhouse. She also recounts her personal struggles, writing about her own life with the same kind of fierce honesty that she applies to the world around her, and delivering a memoir that not only shares tremendous insights, but also provides tremendous inspiration. Dreaming of Lions, originally published in hardcover as A Million Years With You, is slightly updated and includes a powerful new afterword by the author.

Tamed and Untamed

Tamed and Untamed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 160358756X
Author: Sy Montgomery,Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
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Tamed and Untamed by Sy Montgomery,Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Book Resume:

Extraordinary new insights into the minds and lives of our fellow creatures from two of the world’s top animal authors, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and Sy Montgomery. A Mail on Sunday “Critic's Pick” Best Read of the Year "In their writing and in their lives and in their remarkable friendship, Liz and Sy break down false barriers and carry us closer to our fellow creatures.”—from the foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of Elephant Company Tamed and Untamed―a collection of essays penned by two of the world's most celebrated animal writers, Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas―explores the minds, lives, and mysteries of animals as diverse as snails, house cats, hawks, sharks, dogs, lions, and even octopuses. Drawing on stories of animals both wild and domestic, the two authors, also best friends, created this book to put humans back into the animal world. The more we learn about what other animals think and do, they explain, the more we understand ourselves as animals, too. Writes Montgomery, “The list of attributes once thought to be unique to our species―from using tools to waging war―is not only rapidly shrinking, but starting to sound less and less impressive when we compare them with other animals’ powers.” With humor, empathy, and introspection, Montgomery and Thomas look into the lives of all kinds of creatures―from man’s best friend to the great white shark―and examine the ways we connect with our fellow species. Both authors have devoted their lives to sharing the animal kingdom’s magic with others, and their combined wisdom is an indispensable contribution to the field of animal literature. The book contains a foreword by Vicki Constantine Croke, author of the bestseller Elephant Company.

The First Domestication

The First Domestication [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300231679
Author: Raymond Pierotti,Brandy R. Fogg
Publisher: Yale University Press
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The First Domestication by Raymond Pierotti,Brandy R. Fogg Book Resume:

A riveting look at how dog and humans became best friends, and the first history of dog domestication to include insights from indigenous peoples In this fascinating book, Raymond Pierotti and Brandy Fogg change the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity’s best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors describe coevolution and mutualism. Wolves, particularly ones shunned by their packs, most likely initiated the relationship with Paleolithic humans, forming bonds built on mutually recognized skills and emotional capacity. This interdisciplinary study draws on sources from evolutionary biology as well as tribal and indigenous histories to produce an intelligent, insightful, and often unexpected story of cooperative hunting, wolves protecting camps, and wolf-human companionship. This fascinating assessment is a must-read for anyone interested in human evolution, ecology, animal behavior, anthropology, and the history of canine domestication.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health

A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118787137
Author: Merrill Singer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health by Merrill Singer Book Resume:

A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health presents a collection of readings that utilize a medical anthropological approach to explore the interface of humans and the environment in the shaping of health and illness around the world. Features the latest ethnographic research from around the world related to the multiple impacts of the environment on health and of societies on their environments Includes contributions from international medical anthropologists, conservationists, environmental experts, public health professionals, health clinicians, and other social scientists Analyzes the conditions of cultural and social transformation that accompany environmental and ecological impacts in all areas of the world Offers critical perspectives on theoretical and methodological advancements in the anthropology of environmental health, along with future directions in the field

From Wags to Riches

From Wags to Riches [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 193666125X
Author: Robert Vetere,Valerie Andrews
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
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From Wags to Riches by Robert Vetere,Valerie Andrews Book Resume:

What can man’s best friend teach us about building stronger, more collaborative organizations? Plenty. The new role model for business leaders isn’t a corporate superstar or wealthy tycoon. It’s the family dog. In this guide, management expert Robert Vetere explores how our partnership with dogs, going back to the first human settlements, provides an intriguing model for teamwork in the corporate world. In his professional career, Vetere has partnered with Purdue University researchers to explore the human-animal bond. With interviews from CEOs who’ve learned important lessons from their dogs, From Wags to Riches shows how you can apply insights from dog trainers and animal behavior experts to boost creativity and build a playful environment where people feel free to innovate. Vetere demonstrates that canine-like qualities such as sharing responsibility across pack members and tuning into each other’s needs and emotions by observing facial expressions and body cues can dramatically improve your personal effectiveness and ability to lead.

My Dog Tulip

My Dog Tulip [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1590175271
Author: J. R. Ackerley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
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My Dog Tulip by J. R. Ackerley Book Resume:

Heartwarming and profound, this account of one writer's relationship with his beloved German sheperd is a masterpiece of animal literature. The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the“ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness. My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair. My Dog Tulip was adapted into a major motion picture in 2010.

The Animal Wife

The Animal Wife [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544129601
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: HMH
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The Animal Wife by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Book Resume:

Set in prehistoric Siberia, a “psychologically acute and soaringly imaginative” novel by a New York Times–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly). In this novel by the author of Reindeer Moon, set in the Paleolithic age, Kori lives among his hunter-gatherer people, guilty with the knowledge that his unborn child is being carried by his shaman father’s new wife. Then, Kori impulsively seizes another woman, from a different tribe, after seeing her swimming in a pond—putting his group in danger. He calls the woman Muskrat, and her customs, beliefs, and language are utterly alien to him. And their relationship may bring either joy or bloodshed . . . From an author and anthropologist known for both her fiction and her nonfiction—including the bestsellers The Hidden Life of Dogs and The Tribe of Tiger—this is a compelling tale “likely to appeal to Clan of the Cave Bear fans” (Library Journal).

Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know

Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0393083888
Author: Stanley Coren
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Do Dogs Dream?: Nearly Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know by Stanley Coren Book Resume:

In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act. Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they’re seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity—and many misunderstandings—about how dogs think, act, and perceive the world. They also wonder about the social and emotional lives of dogs. Stanley Coren brings decades of scientific research on dogs to bear in his unprecedented foray into the inner lives of our canine companions, dispelling many common myths in the process. In a conversational Q&A format with illustrations, Coren answers approximately 75 questions often asked of him during his nearly fifty-year career as a dog researcher, combining the authority of an expert with the engaging delivery of a guest at a cocktail party.

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised)

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307573516
Author: Shirlee Kalstone
Publisher: Bantam
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How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised) by Shirlee Kalstone Book Resume:

For almost twenty years, dog owners have turned to this compact guide for sensible, step-by-step advice how to housebreak their beloved pets—in just one week! Now revised and updated, pet expert Shirlee Kalstone's foolproof method for housebreaking your dog is available with a fresh new look and up-to-date information. Whether your dog is a puppy or getting on in years, whether your goal is to housebreak, paper train, or litter train, this practical, easy-to-follow plan will help you transform your pet into a dependable member of the household—in a way that works with both his innate behavioral instincts and your individual lifestyle. You'll never again have to worry about your dog acting out, feeling anxious or depressed—or ruining your brand-new rug—as you discover: • The simple secret of successful housebreaking—understanding your dog as a den dweller • Step-by-step programs tailored to both apartment dwellers and home owners, as well as to people who go to work, versus those who are home all day • Schedules for training puppies and (re)training adult dogs • How to identify your dog's natural behavioral rhythms—and use them to your advantage • How to cope with housebreaking lapses, marking territory, separation anxiety, and health problems • The power of praise and positive reinforcement, not punishment Including sample schedules and timetables, and a list of related resources and websites, here is the essential, proven advice that will make training a pleasure, for both you and your dog.

Manifeste des espèces compagnes

Manifeste des espèces compagnes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2081467666
Author: Donna Haraway
Publisher: Climats
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Manifeste des espèces compagnes by Donna Haraway Book Resume:

Ce livre propose un pari audacieux : prendre notre relation avec les chiens au sérieux et apprendre "une éthique et une politique dévolues à la prolifération de relations avec des êtres autres qui comptent". Car la catégorie des espèces compagnes est bien plus vaste que celle des animaux de compagnie, elle inclut en effet le riz, les abeilles, la flore intestinale, les tulipes... "Vivre avec les animaux, investir leurs histoires et les nôtres, essayer de dire la vérité au sujet de ces relations, cohabiter au sein d’une histoire active : voilà la tâche des espèces compagnes." Pas de grands récits, donc, mais des histoires, dont le but est avant tout, dit Donna Haraway, de mettre des bâtons dans les roues au projet humain d’écrire seuls cette histoire. Des histoires d’amour, mais également de pouvoir, de conflits raciaux et d’idéologies coloniales, des histoires qui aident à élaborer des manières positives de vivre avec toutes les espèces qui sont apparues comme nous sur cette planète. Quelle est notre capacité humaine à construire des relations d’altérité qui ne soient pas marquées par des rapports de domination, mais par des relations de respect, d’affection, d’amour — sans qu’il s’agisse d’anthropocentrisme ou d’anthropomorphisme ? Voilà l’une des questions centrales que soulève ce livre devenu incontournable.

La vie secrète des arbres

La vie secrète des arbres [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2352046270
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Les Arènes
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La vie secrète des arbres by Peter Wohlleben Book Resume:

VOUS NE VERREZ PLUS JAMAIS LA FORÊT COMME AVANT Après la lecture de ce livre, le lecteur pourra appliquer à chaque pas ce décryptage qui nous fait rentrer dans un monde organisé en société : ses faibles, ses forts, ses obligations d'entraide etc ... VOUS NE VERREZ PLUS JAMAIS LA FORÊT COMME AVANT Après la lecture de ce livre, le lecteur pourra appliquer à chaque pas ce décryptage qui nous fait rentrer dans un monde organisé en société : ses faibles, ses forts, ses obligations d'entraide etc ... QUE SAVONS-NOUS DES ARBRES ? Les arbres sont des êtres sociaux. Ils peuvent compter, apprendre et mémoriser, se comporter en infirmiers pour les voisins malades, envoyer des signaux pour avertir d'un danger, ils gardent les anciennes souches de compagnons abattus vivants depuis des siècles en les nourrissant avec une solution de sucre par leurs racines. Et ce n'est pas tout... VOUS NE VERREZ PLUS JAMAIS LA FORÊT COMME AVANT Après la lecture de ce livre, le lecteur pourra appliquer à chaque pas ce décryptage qui nous fait rentrer dans un monde organisé en société : ses faibles, ses forts, ses obligations d'entraide etc ... Vos promenades en forêt vont prendre une toute nouvelle dimension ! UNE MERVEILLE DE PÉDAGOGIE POUR TOUS LES PUBLICS " Le langage scientifique supprime l'émotion, et les gens ne comprennent plus rien. J'utilise un langage humain. Quand j'écris " les arbres allaitent leurs enfants ' tout le monde sait tout de suite ce que je veux dire ", explique l'auteur. Une des raisons de ce succès planétaire réside dans ce tour de force littéraire et dans la manière dont l'ouvrage éveille chez les lecteurs une curiosité enfantine pour les rouages secrets de la nature.

Comment parler chien

Comment parler chien [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2228910155
Author: Stanley Coren
Publisher: Éditions Payot
File Size: 1900 KB
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Comment parler chien by Stanley Coren Book Resume:

Les chiens parlent. Ils ont un langage. Ecoutez ce qu'ils essaient de vous dire, décryptez les signaux parfois subtils qu'ils envoient, apprenez leur langue grâce à ce livre plein de surprises, où vous trouverez des conseils, des informations - et même un petit dictionnaire d'aboyen.

Nom d'un chien

Nom d'un chien [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 2207131394
Author: André Alexis
Publisher: Denoël
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Nom d'un chien by André Alexis Book Resume:

Tout commence par un pari alcoolisé entre Hermès et Apollon : si les animaux avaient l’intelligence humaine, seraient-ils aussi malheureux que les hommes ? Les deux dieux décident alors d’accorder conscience et langage à un groupe de chiens passant la nuit dans une clinique vétérinaire de Toronto. Tout à coup capable d’élaborer des raisonnements plus complexes, la meute se divise : d’un côté les chiens qui refusent de se soumettre à ce nouveau mode de pensée, de l’autre les canidés progressistes qui y adhèrent sans condition. Depuis l’Olympe, les dieux les observent, témoins de leurs tâtonnements dans ce nouveau monde qui s’offre à eux. Car, si Hermès veut l’emporter, au moins un des chiens doit être heureux à la fin de sa vie. Alexis André nous offre une réflexion douce-amère sur les beautés et les dangers qu’implique la conscience de soi. Nom d’un chien, oscillant entre rêverie et désillusion, à la fois hilarant et dérangeant, remet au goût du jour la satire animale dans la droite lignée d’Orwell et Kipling, le mordant en plus.

Reindeer Moon

Reindeer Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0544409884
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: HMH
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Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Book Resume:

“A whole culture is imaginatively and authoritatively illuminated” in this “suspenseful, insightful, poignant” novel of prehistoric times (Publishers Weekly). Twenty thousand years ago, a courageous girl lived in Siberia near Woman Lake, a place you won’t find on any modern map. Only thirteen, Yanan and her companions—hunters of deer, gatherers of roots and twigs—struggle to survive the harsh realities of hunger and cold, bound by an unending cycle of birth, kinship, violence, and death. As Yanan recounts the terrible adventures of her brief life, she departs on spirit journeys that evoke the lives of the animals to which she and her people are intimately linked. A lyrical novel of our species’ prehistory, Reindeer Moon opens up corridors to the imagination that lead us back to the long-forgotten echoes of our distant human past. “Unforgettable . . . Reindeer Moon beautifully resurrects a lost world of merciless magnificence. Dozens of memorable characters live and die in this moving tale, which should become a classic.” —Chicago Tribune Book World “Those familiar with the author’s landmark study, The Harmless People, will not be surprised at the range of anthropological information she brings to her first novel, or at the lucidity of her prose. What will astonish, engross and move readers in her narrative of a group of hunter-gatherers who lived 20,000 years ago is the dramatic immediacy of the story and the depth and range of character development.” —Publishers Weekly

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191045721
Author: Adam Miklosi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition by Adam Miklosi Book Resume:

This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society. An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics. This second edition recognises and discusses the fact that dogs are increasingly being used as model organisms for studying aspects of human biology, such as genetic diseases and ageing. Specific attention is also given in this edition to attachment behaviour which emerges between humans and dogs, the importance of inter-specific communication in the success of dogs in human communities and the broad aspects of social cognition and how this may contribute to human-dog cooperation Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists, veterinarians, and sociologists.

Growing Old

Growing Old [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062956450
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Growing Old by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Book Resume:

From the revered author of the bestselling The Hidden Life of Dogs, a witty, engaging, life-affirming account of the joy, strength, and wisdom that comes with age. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing the natural world, chronicling the customs of pre-contact hunter-gatherers and the secret lives of deer and dogs. In this book, the capstone of her long career, Thomas, now eighty-eight, turns her keen eye to her own life. The result is an account of growing old that is at once funny and charming and intimate and profound, both a memoir and a life-affirming map all of us may follow to embrace our later years with grace and dignity. A charmingly intimate account and a broad look at the social and historical traditions related to aging, Growing Old explores a wide range of issues connected with growing older, from stereotypes of the elderly as burdensome to the methods of burial humans have used throughout history to how to deal with a concerned neighbor who assumes you’re buying cat food to eat for dinner. Written with the wit of Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and the lyrical beauty and serene wisdom of When Breath Becomes Air, Growing Old is an expansive and deeply personal paean to the beauty and the brevity of life that offers understanding for everyone, regardless of age.