“No other animal has shared as much with humanity as Canis familiaris, the domestic dog. Indeed, for at least 32,000 years, this creature, but one paw-step away from the wolf, has willingly and happily traded freedom for an uncertain relationship with humankind." –From the Introduction.
Chapter One, “Evolutionary Dog,” traces the domestic canine back to the Paleocene Era, then introduces canid relatives. Sidebars highlight evolutionary differences between wolves, modern wild dogs, and other canids. Also. learn how dogs have been both revered and scorned throughout history.
Chapter Two, “Cultured Canine,” is a survey of artistic homage paid to the dog. From Homer’s Odyssey to modern authors, dogs have been featured as analogy, metaphor, and hero. Egyptian artists to Leonardo da Vinci and beyond have featured dogs in paintings and other media. Working dogs are discussed, from shepherds and hunters to SAR and service dogs.
Chapter Three, “Physical Dog,” is a guide to understanding and caring for your dog. Dog Life closes with a “Gallery of Breeds,” a parade of fascinating canine types in pictures, with brief descriptions of their unique personalities and special characteristics. Overflowing with endearing photographs and entertaining text, Dog Life captures the fancy of dog lovers everywhere.
Published on December 08, 2019
Genre: Home & garden