Dogs: Domestication & the Development of a Social Bond
- Author: Darcy F. Morey
- Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
- Published: April 2010
- ISBN-10: 0521760062
- ISBN-13: 9780521760065
- Format: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2010
- Subject: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
Our Price: $96.00
This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. The timing of dog domestication receives attention, with comparisions between different genetics-based models &archaeological evidence. Allometric patterns between dogs & their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Dog burials highlight a unifying theme of the whole book: the developmentof a distinctive social bond between dogs & people. The book also explores why dogs & people relate so well to each other.
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