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The Resource What's a dog for? : the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man's best friend, John Homans

What's a dog for? : the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man's best friend, John Homans

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What's a dog for? : the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man's best friend
Title
What's a dog for?
Title remainder
the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man's best friend
Statement of responsibility
John Homans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist John Homans explores the dog's complex place in our world and how it came to be. Evolving from wild animals to working animals to nearly human members of our social fabric, dogs are now the subject of scientific studies concerning pet ownership, evolutionary theory, and even cognitive science. They are also subject to many of the same questions of rights and ethics as people, and the politics of dogs are more tumultuous and public than ever--with fierce moral battles raging over kill shelters, puppy mills, and breed standards. From new insights into what makes dogs so appealing to humans to the health benefits associated with owning a dog, Homans investigates why the human-canine relationship has evolved so rapidly--how dogs moved from the doghouse into our families, our homes, and sometimes even our beds in the span of a generation.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homans, John
Dewey number
636.7
Index
index present
LC call number
SF426
LC item number
.H63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
Label
What's a dog for? : the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man's best friend, John Homans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1374364
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781594205156
Lccn
2012009278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1374364
  • (OCoLC)780480495
Label
What's a dog for? : the surprising history, science, philosophy, and politics of man's best friend, John Homans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1374364
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781594205156
Lccn
2012009278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1374364
  • (OCoLC)780480495

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