Dogs: A Natural History (Hardcover)

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By Jake Page, Jake Page (Illustrator), Susanne Page (Photographer)
Out of Print in This Format


Dog lovers do not need to be reminded that dogs are astonishing creatures, but recent research shows that they are even more amazing than anyone knew. Dogs draws on the last several decades of studies, examining everything from a dog's eyesight to its culinary preferences and sense of humor. Jake Page looks at dogs' wild brothers, the wolves, and their closer cousins, the wild or pariah dogs; explains the newest theory of how dogs were domesticated; describes a dog's development from puppyhood on; and finally ponders a dog's emotional life and intelligence.

While not a practical book on dog training, Dogs will give readers a better sense of why their pets behave as they do. And as an added bonus, Jake Page's own pack of six dogs makes multiple cameo appearances.

Engaging and informative, Dogs will make readers see man's best friend quite differently.

About the Author

David Leeming is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His books include The World of Myth, Flights: Readings in Magic, Mysticism, Fantasy, and Myth, Mythology: The Voyage of the Hero, and James Baldwin: A Biography. Jake Page is a science writer,
essayist and novelist, whose books include Hopi, with his wife Susanne, and The Stolen Gods.

Jake Page was the founding editor of Doubleday's Natural History Press and subsequently its publisher, as well as editorial director of "Natural History" magazine and science editor of "Smithsonian" magazine. He has written or coauthored 42 books on the natural sciences, zoological topics, and Native American affairs, as well as mystery fiction. He and his wife live in northern Colorado with their six dogs and a steady supply of dog hair, available free.

Susanne and Jake Page are a husband-and-wife team who have traveled extensively throughout the Southwest, collaborating on two highly praised books, "Hopi" and "Navajo". A former editor of "Smithsonian" magazine, Jake Page has published many works of Southwestern nonfiction and fiction. Susanne Page's photographs have been exhibited throughout the U.S., and she is also the author/illustrator of several books. They live in Lyons, Colorado.

Praise For…

Praise for IN THE HANDS OF THE GREAT SPIRIT: “Judicious, as well as flowing, lucid, and satisfying.”
-The Washington Post

Praise for THE FIRST AMERICANS: “As good as popular science writing gets.”
-Wall Street Journal

Praise for THE FIRST AMERICANS: “A book that pulses with plot-drive.”
-Los Angeles Times

Praise for THE FIRST AMERICANS: “A lively look at a contentious debate by a man in the middle of it.”
-Science News

“The perfect gift for all dog owners and potential dog owners. I love it.”—Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
-Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061132599
ISBN-10: 0061132594
Publisher: Collins Publishers
Publication Date: October 9th, 2007
Pages: 228
Language: English