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The wolf in the parlor : the eternal connection between humans and dogs

Franklin, Jon. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0805090770
  • ISBN: 9780805090772
  • Physical Description: xiv, 283 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: Building on evolutionary science, archaeology, behavioral science, and the firsthand experience of watching his own dog evolve from puppy to family member, Franklin posits that man and dog are more than just inseparable; they are part and parcel of the same creature.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 August #1
    *Starred Review* What does it signify, this powerful bond between a tropical primate and a northland wolf? Why do so many of us, transformed primates, keep dogs, the transformed wolf? Newspaper science writer (The Molecules of the Mind, 1988) Franklin had always been interested in the big sciences, and loved writing about discoveries in anthropology, brain chemistry, archaeology, physics—but not about dogs. And yet, when he married a dog lover, the place of the dog in human life and human evolution became a question that needed to be answered. In his wanderings through libraries, his discussions with zooarchaeological researchers, and his observations of how his wife's new puppy integrated himself into the family, Franklin begins to discover that dogs are everywhere, and in every society. And yet humans give dogs no serious notice, a fact that roused the investigative reporter in the author. The result of his obsession with discovering the root of the human-dog relationship is this impossible-to-put-down book, a peregrination through the personal, the historical, the ethological, the anthropological, and the ecological as Franklin discovers how dogs and humans changed each other in the thousands of years they've been together. A true gem. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jon Franklin is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism and the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, among numerous other awards. He was a science writer for The Baltimore Evening Sun and is now a journalism professor at the University of Maryland. He is also the author of The Molecules of the Mind, a New York Times Book of the Year, and Writing for Story.

Subject: Dogs Behavior
Human-animal relationships
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