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The First Domestication : How Wolves and Humans Coevolved / Raymond Pierotti, Brandy R. Fogg.

Author/Creator:
Pierotti, Raymond, author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (352 p.) : 25 b-w illus.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
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.
Contents:
Frontmatter
CONTENTS
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Beginnings
1. The Spaniels of San Marcos: What Is a Dog and Who Cares?
2. Cooperation between Species
3. Homo canis: Why Humans Are Different Than All Other Primates
4. Wolves, Archaeologists, and the Origin of Dogs
5. Asia: The First of the Dog-Men and Japanese Dog-Wolves
6. "Dingo Makes Us Human": Aboriginal Peoples and Canis lupus dingo
7. North America: The World Wolf Made
8. Wolves and Coyotes: Creators and Tricksters
9. The Process of Domestication: Tame versus Feral and Domestic versus Wild
10. Living with Wolves and Dogs: Issues and Controversies
11. Living Well with Wolves and Dogs
Conclusion: The Friendly Predator
References
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Jan 2020)
Contributor:
Fogg, Brandy R., author., Author,
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300231670
OCLC:
1007823337
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300231670 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.