Dawn of the Dog: The Genesis of a Natural Species


by Janice Koler-Matznick


Dawn of the Dog: The Genesis of a Natural Species

by Janice Koler-Matznick

ISBN:  9780997490206

Publisher:  Cynology Press

Publication Year:  2016

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  246

From the back cover:

“Dawn of the Dog is a beautifully written, thoroughly researched book that thoughtfully and provocatively challenges ideas about the origin of dogs and our relationship with them. It demonstrates the central place aboriginal dogs have int teaching us about dogs, evolution, and ourselves.” ~ Brian Hare, PhD, author of The Genius of Dogs

“If you are curious about the origin of our closest animal companion, the dog, Canis familiarise, this scholarly book is the best resource on this subject….From Janice Koler-Matznick’s analysis of scientific reports, this award-worthy and beautifully illustrated treatise supports the theory that the dog existed as a unique, naturally evolved species distinct from today’s wolves long before any association with humans.” ~ Dr. Michael W. Fox, author of The Behavior of Wolves, Dogs and Related Canids and many other books

“This book goes beyond merely echoing traditional views of how dogs came to be and who they are. While some might not agree with the author, all readers will come away knowing more than they did before reading this book, and perhaps asking questions that they had not previously considered.” ~ Marc Bekoff, PhD, author of Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence and many other books

“Extremely well-researched and well-written, Dawn of the Dogs discloses the fallacies of long-held ideas about canine evolution. Koler-Matznick has set the record straight – the original dog was. not created by man.” ~ Mary R. Burch, PhD, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, American Kennel Club

Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 25.4 × 17.8 × 1.8 cm

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