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The Domestic Wolf: A Genetic History of Man's Best Friend

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By: Bryan Sykes(Author)

William Collins (Harper Collins imprint)

Hardback | 2018 | #239588 | ISBN-13: 9780008244415
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How is it that Homo sapiens formed such a special relationship with what, on the face of it, is a most unlikely ally? It is an astonishing example of the co-evolution of two species, man and wolf, to each other’s mutual benefit. This co-evolution was a vital step in helping Homo sapiens to expand in numbers from relative obscurity on the margins towards the overwhelming numerical superiority and influence that we enjoy today.

Many theories explore what it was that propelled us to this position of complete domination, but Sykes crucially adds a fourth: our transformation of the wolf into the multi-purpose helpmate that is the dog.This fascinating book draws on rich scientific detail, resolving questions that have puzzled scientists for centuries.


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