The Hidden Life of Dogs.

By: Marshall Thomas, Elizabeth

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Paper covered boards, cloth spine, gilt titling. Illus d/w, NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Corners and head/tail of spine slightly bumped. Previous owners inscription on e/p, crossed out. 148 pp. Illus in black/white. Illus t/p. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. In this beautiful account of thirty years of living with dogs, wolves, and dingoes and of the ways their lives intertwined with her own, the novelist and anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas brings us a completely new understanding of dogs by writing a sort of deeply truthful ethological poem, a loving yet absolutely unsentimental chronicle of the lives of a dozen dogs based on hundreds of thousands of hours of observation. Meet Misha, a husky who daily jumped the fence and roamed a suburban territory of 160 square miles, and Maria, his true love, who bore his first puppies and then, after he moved away with new owners, gave herself indifferently to any adequate male passerby. Meet Bingo, the anxious and asthmatic pug who risked life itself to protect what he regarded as the Thomas' territory. Watch the Thomas dogs forming themselves surreptitiously into the domestic equivalent of a wolf pack. Read this book, and you will learn more about how dogs think, and what dogs want, than you have ever suspected. What matters most to dogs? Simple: other dogs. But since dogs have been living with humans for thirty thousand years, "dogs need us more than we need them, and they know it." The Hidden Life of Dogs is a poignant, entertaining, sometimes heartbreaking little book, vividly illustrated with drawings of the ways dogs behave. This is no training manual (Thomas doesn't train her dogs, but lets them train themselves), nor an abstract disquisition on canines. But whether or not a dog is part of your life, and no matter how much you think you know already, you will learn something new about dogs here - something no other book will tell you. ; 002813; 8vo

Title: The Hidden Life of Dogs.

Author Name: Marshall Thomas, Elizabeth

Categories: Older/Uncatalogued,

Edition: US Edn

Publisher: BOSTON, A Peter Davison Book: 1993

ISBN Number: 0395669588

ISBN Number 13: 9780395669587

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 002813

Keywords: Domesticated Animals Canine Pets Wolves Dingo Husky Novelist.