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Part memoir and equal parts philosophy, biology, and cultural theory, this book's central story is the growing bond between leading science studies scholar Haraway (history of consciousness, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness) and her canine companion, Cayenne, as they train for and compete in the sport of dog agility. She also explores a broad range of other relationships, from those among farmers, herding dogs, and sheep to the symbiosis of microscopic organisms, concluding that, far from being separate, companion species are shaping one another as they develop together. The writing is as varied as the content, ranging from dense and academic language that could be daunting to general readers to personal emails to her dog-agility friends. Though she claims that interspecies relations are too complex for absolute judgments and maintains human privilege to use (nonhuman) animals as workers, research subjects, and a food source, Haraway acknowledges the devastating consequences of our current relationships with them. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with large subject collections.