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The Resource What is a dog?, Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck

What is a dog?, Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck

Label
What is a dog?
Title
What is a dog?
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Exploring the natural history of these creatures, the Coppingers explain how the village dogs of Vietnam, India, Africa, and Mexico are strikingly similar. These feral dogs, argue the Coppingers, are in fact the real representative dogs, nearly uniform in size and shape and incredibly self-sufficient. Drawing on nearly five decades of research, they show how dogs actually domesticated themselves in order to become such sufficient scavengers of human refuse. The Coppingers also examine the behavioral characteristics that enable dogs to live successfully and to reproduce, unconstrained by humans, in environments that we ordinarily do not think of as dog- friendly."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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Coppinger, Raymond
Dewey number
636.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SF422.5
LC item number
.C66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coppinger, Lorna
  • Beck, Alan M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
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Label
What is a dog?, Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) 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
Contents
About dogs. What is a dog? ; The world is full of village dogs ; Why do village dogs all look alike? ; What is a niche? -- Behavioral ecology. Behavioral ecology of dogs ; The cost of building a dog ; The cost of feeding a dog ; The cost of reproduction ; Avoiding hazards and their costs -- That special relationship between people and dogs. The symbiotic relationship ; Dogs adopt people (and other animals) ; People adopt dogs ; People breed special dogs ; Breed genes stray into the village dog population ; Dog genes stray back into the wild -- Summary. Where and why are all these dogs? ; What should we do, if anything, with all the dogs?
Control code
ocn919068296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226127941
Lccn
2015031906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)919068296
Label
What is a dog?, Raymond Coppinger and Lorna Coppinger ; foreword by Alan M. Beck
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) 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
Contents
About dogs. What is a dog? ; The world is full of village dogs ; Why do village dogs all look alike? ; What is a niche? -- Behavioral ecology. Behavioral ecology of dogs ; The cost of building a dog ; The cost of feeding a dog ; The cost of reproduction ; Avoiding hazards and their costs -- That special relationship between people and dogs. The symbiotic relationship ; Dogs adopt people (and other animals) ; People adopt dogs ; People breed special dogs ; Breed genes stray into the village dog population ; Dog genes stray back into the wild -- Summary. Where and why are all these dogs? ; What should we do, if anything, with all the dogs?
Control code
ocn919068296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226127941
Lccn
2015031906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)919068296

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