A dog in the cave : coevolution and the wolves who made us human / by Kay Frydenborg.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Explores the connection between dogs and humans from hunter-gatherer partners to modern day pets, focusing on how humans have influenced dogs' evolution and raising new questions about the species' shared future.
    • Content Notes:
      A boy and his dog -- Close encounters of the canine kind -- Written in the bones -- Wolf-dogs: those skulls are how old? -- A meeting of minds -- The dog on the couch: canine psychologists -- A wolf on the bed.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-240)and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780544286566 (hbk)
      0544286561 (hbk)
    • Accession Number:
      2016000217
    • Accession Number:
      ocn953709905
      953709905
    • Accession Number:
      fay.526856
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FRYDENBORG, K. A dog in the cave : coevolution and the wolves who made us human. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ISBN 9780544286566. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856. Acesso em: 29 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frydenborg K. A Dog in the Cave : Coevolution and the Wolves Who Made Us Human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017. Accessed November 29, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856
    • APA:
      Frydenborg, K. (2017). A dog in the cave : coevolution and the wolves who made us human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Frydenborg, Kay. 2017. A Dog in the Cave : Coevolution and the Wolves Who Made Us Human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856.
    • Harvard:
      Frydenborg, K. (2017) A dog in the cave : coevolution and the wolves who made us human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856 (Accessed: 29 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Frydenborg, K 2017, A dog in the cave : coevolution and the wolves who made us human, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 29 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Frydenborg, Kay. A Dog in the Cave : Coevolution and the Wolves Who Made Us Human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Frydenborg, Kay. A Dog in the Cave : Coevolution and the Wolves Who Made Us Human. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frydenborg K. A dog in the cave : coevolution and the wolves who made us human [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017 [cited 2020 Nov 29]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526856

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1

*Starred Review* With vast scope and thorough research, Frydenborg (Wild Horse Scientists, 2012) explores the evolution of humans and their most constant companions. Dogs, she says, have been our most enduring partners since our earliest days, and as we tamed and domesticated them, they changed the course of our own development. Despite our long relationship with dogs, this coevolution has been little discussed. Frydenborg begins in the Paleolithic era, explaining how fossils and cave paintings depict the first dogs, before moving on to examine the genetic history of wolves (and their fraught history with humans), the circumstances that may have led to the early partnering of canines and humans, and the ways in which dogs may have kept ancestors of the modern human from going extinct, as the Neanderthals did. Occasional insert sections provide details on some of the more scientific processes (radiocarbon dating, MRIs) and historical and modern anecdotes (the "dog fancy" that swept Victorian England; a wolf named Romeo who became friendly with residents of an Alaskan town), and full-color photos offer glimpses of scientific processes and ancient artwork, alongside images of wolves and dogs today. The tone is inviting and accessible, the topic high interest, and the research impeccable. This narrative blend of history and science belongs on all shelves. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall

"Humankind's best friend" has been relatively understudied in scientific circles, but recent developments have led to increased dog research across a variety of fields and disciplines. Discoveries help us understand how dogs evolved from wolves and how those dogs also helped us evolve into humans (a.k.a. coevolution). The author's passion and curiosity is evident throughout. Full-color photographs and sidebars are interspersed. Websites. Bib., glos., ind. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2017 #1

"Humankind's best friend," as Frydenborg amends the phrase, has been relatively understudied in scientific circles, but recent developments-- particularly the 1994 discovery of dog tracks that rewrote the evolutionary timeline, DNA testing that allows us to more fully explore the connections between modern species and ancient ones, and MRI technology that allows us to monitor brain activity--have led to an increase in dog research across a variety of fields and disciplines. Those discoveries help us wonder, speculate, and understand how dogs evolved from wolves and how those dogs also helped us evolve into humans, a complicated dance of a process known as coevolution. After setting the stage, Frydenborg goes back for a deep dive into some of these disciplines, most notably paleontology, genetics, and psychology, but she also takes frequent digressions into history and biology, some confined to sidebars, others woven into the main narrative. Evident throughout are the author's passion and curiosity. Full-color photographs (not seen) are interspersed, while a glossary, source notes, a bibliography, and an index are appended. jonathan hunt Copyright 2016 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.