Man Meets Dog

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In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, "the man who talked with animals," enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets.
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In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, "the man who talked with animals," enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets.
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New York Times
A book that is provocative and informative, and profoundly civilizing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415267441
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Konrad Lorenz (1903-89). Pioneering and world-renowned scientist of animal behaviour. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Psychology in 1973.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Man and the Domestic Animals
1 How it may have started 1
2 Two origins of fidelity 19
3 Canine personalities 27
4 Training 37
5 Canine customs 50
6 Master and dog 64
7 Dogs and children 69
8 Choosing a dog 76
9 An appeal to dog breeders 83
10 The truce 90
11 The fence 109
12 Much ado about a little dingo 115
13 What a pity he can't speak - he understands every word 125
14 Affection's claim 134
15 Dog days 139
16 On feline play 150
17 Man and the cat 157
18 Animals that lie 163
19 Cat! 169
20 The Animal with a conscience 177
21 Fidelity and death 188
Index 195
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2000

    A fun and edifying read

    I first read this book in the 60s and have reread it twice since. Lorenz mixes anthropology with personal experience. Dog and cat owners will recognize and laugh at the animal (human and otherwise)behaviors described. Like Desmond Morris (The Naked Ape), Lorenz' style is comprehensible for most readers over 12 without dumbing down the subject.

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