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Dog's Best Friend - A Brief History of an Unbreakable Bond (Hardcover) Loot Price: R367
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Dog's Best Friend - A Brief History of an Unbreakable Bond (Hardcover): Simon Garfield

Dog's Best Friend - A Brief History of an Unbreakable Bond (Hardcover)

Simon Garfield

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'DOG'S BEST FRIEND is as fascinating, funny and wise as we've come to expect from Simon Garfield. More than that, it's a book that asks profound questions about what it means to be canine' ANDY MILLER, author THE YEAR OF READING DANGEROUSLY 'This is a book that will make your tail wag' KATE HUMBLE 'A fascinating, informative and highly entertaining expedition through the highways and byways of dogdom' JOHN BRADSHAW, author of IN DEFENCE OF DOGS 'Simon Garfield has written a book every owner will lap up with the same delight and enthusiasm their Fido would a discarded box of fried chicken. That is to say, with great pleasure' KATE SPICER, author of LOST DOG *** One of the first words we learn. Perhaps the best friend we'll have. An animal so much part of our lives that we speak to it like a child and spend small fortunes on its wellbeing and wardrobe. Dogs and humans: in the last 200 years no inter-species relationship has developed so fast nor come so far. Dogs accompany us in every walk of life, usually three times a day. How and why did this relationship begin? How has it changed over the centuries? And who's getting the upper hand? DOG'S BEST FRIEND investigates this unique bond by revisiting some of the most important milestones in our shared journey. It begins with the earliest visual evidence on ancient rock art, and ends at the laboratory that sequenced the first dog genome. En route we encounter the first Labradoodle in Australia, a misguidedly loyal Akita in Japan, an ill-fated Poodle trainer in the United States, and a hilariously disobedient Romanian rescue dog named Kratu at the Birmingham NEC. We will also meet Corgis and Dorgis at the Palace, the weightless mutniks of the Soviet space programme, a Dalmatian who impersonates Hitler, and an owner who claims his Border Collie can remember the names of more than a thousand soft toys. If you own or once owned a dog, you will know that our relationship can be as rich, complicated and rewarding as the relationship we have with other humans, and the book reflects this diversity with the aid of trainers, breeders and psychologists. Above all, it explores the extraordinary ability of dogs to enhance so many aspects of our lives. DOG'S BEST FRIEND is as entertaining as it is informative, as eccentric as it is erudite, and all told with Simon Garfield's irrepressible gift for witty and insightful storytelling.

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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2021
Authors: Simon Garfield
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 34mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-1-4746-1073-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Animals & society > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
LSN: 1-4746-1073-0
Barcode: 9781474610735

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