- Hardcover: 232 pages
- Publisher: Columbia University Press; 1 edition (July 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0231135289
- ISBN-13: 978-0231135283
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,887 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History 1st Edition
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A must-read for dog junkies. (H.J. Kirchhoff Toronto Globe & Mail)
Nothing short of wonderful. (Richard A. Kissel American Paleontologist)
Xiaoming Wang and Richard H. Tedford combine their research with Mauricio Antón's impeccable reconstructions to present a remarkable portrait of canids over the past 40 million years. Wang and Tedford cull their history from the most recent scientific research conducted on the vast collections of the American Museum of Natural History and other leading institutions. With their rich fossil record, diverse adaptations to various environments, and different predatory specializations, canids are an ideal model organism for the mapping of predator behavior and morphological specializations. They also offer an excellent contrast to felids, which remain entrenched in extreme predatory specializations. The innovative illustrated approach of this book transforms the science of paleontology into a thrilling visual experience, and it forms the perfect accompaniment to an extremely important branch of animal and fossil study.
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Just remember it is a fairly technical book so if you are looking for a easy to read book on dogs I would advise looking elsewhere. But if you are looking for an in depth description of Canid evolution complete with plenty of facts and theories you have found the perfect book.
This is not a fiction book, and some might have a problem with new terminology, but learn the new terms and you'll enjoy the book.
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This is not a book about domestication.