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How the Wolf Became the Dog: An Epic Tale Mark Derr

How the Wolf Became the Dog: An Epic Tale

Mark Derr

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ISBN : 9781590203538
Hardcover
384 pages
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That the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution and history, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Wolf Became the Dog posits that dog was an evolutionaryMoreThat the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution and history, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Wolf Became the Dog posits that dog was an evolutionary inevitability in the nature of the wolf and its human soul mate.The natural temperament and social structure of humans and wolves are so similar that as soon as they met on the trail they recognized themselves in each other. Both are highly social, accomplished generalists, and creatures of habit capable of adaptinga homebodies who like to wander.How the Wolf Became the Dog presents A3domesticationA of the dog as a biological and cultural process that began in mutual cooperation and has taken a number of radical turns. At the end of the last Ice Age the first dogs emerged with their humans from refuges against the cold. In the eighteenth century, humans began the drive to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life, and death to complete the domestication of the wolf begun so long ago.