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Lorenz, a Nobel Laureate in animal behavior, here concentrates his vast learning on the animals most closely bound to humankind--dogs and cats. With wisdom and humor he discusses dogs and children, dogs' relationship to human language, canine and feline relationships, and much more. Over 100 line drawings.
Posted April 7, 2000
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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