We know dogs are our best animal friends, but have you ever thought about what that might mean?
Fossils show we’ve shared our work and homes with dogs for tens of thousands of years. Now there’s growing evidence that we influenced dogs’ evolution—and they, in turn, changed ours. Even more than our closest relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best. Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined—and how we coevolved into the species we are today.
About the Author
Kay Frydenborg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs. She's the author of numerous books for young readers including Chocolate, Wild Horse Scientists, They Dreamed of Horses, and Animal Therapist. www.kayfrydenborg.com
Table of Contents
A Boy and His Dog v
1 Close Encounters of the Canine Kind 1
2 Written in the Bones 23
3 Wolf-Dogs: Those Skulls Are How Old? 53
4 A Meeting of Minds 73
5 Written in the Genes 131
6 The Dog on the Couch: Canine Psychologists 165
7 A Wolf on the Bed 205
Selected Bibliography 239
Internet Resources 240