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The Modern Dog By Stanley Coren

The Modern Dog by Stanley Coren

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A charming look at what dogs mean to us today. Full of fascinating science, history, insightful and funny stories about humans and their best friends.

The Modern Dog Summary

The Modern Dog: How Dogs Have Changed People and Society and Improved Our Lives by Stanley Coren

Dogs have been continually shaped and changed by humans for at least 15,000 years. We are also continually shaping and changing the nature of our relationships to our dogs, fitting them into our lives in different ways and finding new jobs for them to do. This means that the modern dog, his world, and his involvements with humans are quite different today from what existed a century ago. This is a book about the modern dog, how we interact with dogs, how society responds to dogs, how our relationships with dogs have changed over history and where dogs fit into our personal and emotional lives. Science, folklore, religious writing, tradition, and the actions of political bodies all affect the interactions between humans and canines. In this book are many stories of how certain types of dogs came to be, how dogs have gotten entangled in political and legal systems and some exciting new ideas about how dogs probably influenced human evolution. There are also stories of the odd, compassionate, and even heroic behaviours that some dogs have been known to demonstrate.

Through it all, Dr. Coren, the most consistently popular author of dog books ever, provides his own humorous and insightful commentary, personal stories, and guidance.

About Stanley Coren

Stanley Coren an international authority on sidedness, is professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (2010), among other books.

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The Modern Dog: How Dogs Have Changed People and Society and Improved Our Lives by Stanley Coren
Used - Good
Atria Books
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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