This readable volume shows how the lifestyle and zoology of the wild species is directly relevant to human understanding of the domestic dog. Increasingly rare canid species, like wolves, that are now, in some cases, facing extinction are also featured. It contains photographs by Bruce Tanner. Reissue: First published in 1994.
David Alderton is a noted writer on the living world. He is active internationally in conservation matters, especially CITES and its work on the protection of the world's threatened species.