The dust jacket is missing. Her most recent book is Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind, coauthored with Sy Montgomery. Who had more balls than brains and are hopefully all okay--her I would not mess with. Better to wish on the sun. Many scientific names are unpronounceable. She observes the neighbors frustration with the roaming dog problem with indifference. Her stories about her dogs and their lives, loves, and emotional connections give some powerful credence to the current arguments in the scientific community that mammals have a greater capacity for cognition and emotional complexity than what previous generations were willing to admit.
Of course, the dogs have important and complex socio-biological reasons for wanting to get back into the house. Selection both natural and artificial has honed dogs into highly skilled manipulators of humans. This included allowing them to roam loose in urban areas, breed pretty freely, and harass each other and other neighborhood animals. Does the author honestly think her darling Misha was not out doing the very same thing? Like when she mentions the nasty neighbors in Cambridge who complained about the dogs, I shuddered a little. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs, their personalities, and their desires. Pet dogs and wild dogs may have the same instincts, but they behave differently and react differently because they are in completely different environments.
I think this book had an artful editor; it could have easily been over the top in one way or another and instead it is measured, while being engaging and proposing by the very process that we look at the world from a dog's point of view. The problem wit In this book, Thomas chronicles a few years spent watching her dogs while minimizing her interaction with them. I also question the setting the city for this kind of experiment. These are a few questions that Thomas asks and then learns to answer as she studies the behavior and traits of her beloved dogs. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
She concludes from this that dogs simply do not need people, and revert to wolf-like behaviors when left to themselves. I try to offer the pronunciations in parentheses, although sometimes a word or name has another pronunciation I may not know. Many of the comments on other reviews of this book were spot on. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. In fact the author does nothing to get them to do what she wants, quite the opposite in fact.
The spine may show signs of wear. Her tone and writing was a bit stiff or odd to me. Thomas, an anthropologist, shares fun and insightful observations of our companion animals. From Monkeys to the Missing Link 20. What Thomas discovered was that Misha, who at first appeared to be simply trotting around aimlessly, was in fact earning a degree from Harvard Business School. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library.
Each dog is firmly convinced that there is Big Trouble on the other side, possibly involving their arch-enemy, the U. I agree with the other reviewers that the actions of the author put the reputation of dogs and dog owners at risk. The male dog, not being able to see the puppies who are under their mom's thigh , still seems to know that the puppies are there. It did color my perception of the book, but only just a bit. What I couldn't get past was the fact that the author apparently doesn't understand the physiology of dogs.
The problem with that is that humans and dogs are pretty tightly linked. Following the Husky named Misha for hours around Cambridge, Mass. Here I must confess that when avoiding anthropodenial, I may sometimes exceed what de Waal had in mind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. On the contrary, it is our lifeline, and we do well to try to understand its rules. Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. The book tell This was the first book I read of hers since meeting her in person last year and finding her a ferocious force of nature as expected , but maybe less.
Mostly her hands-off policy leads to some of what I would consider irresponsible dog ownership: she lets one dog run through her suburban Cambridge neighborhood to see what he does, even though this infuriates her neighbors and violates local laws, and she allows far too many puppies to be produced and some are killed by the other dogs before spaying the females. The author merely suggests that she left the dogs to their own devices, and leaves it at that. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. They spent most of the day pressing sad moony faces up against the glass patio door, taking only occasional breaks to see if it was a good idea to eat worms Answer: No. I think it is good to keep the conclusions of this book in mind when listening to them, and trying to get them to listen to you. Alas, it was all anecdotes about the author's experiences with her own rather wild dogs, much of which bordered on the anthropomorphic.
Particularly where her huskies are concerned. I noticed the problem while trying to imagine the edge of the universe, said to be 13. The other dog was the beloved member of someone's family. About this Item: Houghton Mifflin. She momentarily forgot that dogs smell and hear what we cannot, apparently.