"It's hard to imagine the child—story-lover or fact-lover, dog-lover or not—who would not be drawn in by this book."—The New York Times Book Review How did dog become man’s best friend? Dogs come in such a variety of shapes, sizes, and breeds, that it is hard to believe that they all have a common ancestor--the wolf! Hudson Talbott takes readers on a fascinating journey through history to see how wolves’ relationships with humans sparked their development into the dogs we know and love today. Striking paintings, from an adorable wolf pup to a wide range of modern-day dog breeds, illustrate this insightful story of teamwork and friendship. Through the eyes of a prehistoric boy and a lone wolf pup, we see how the bond between our ancestors and these wild animals may have developed. Starting as enemies competing for food, the wolf and the boy realize that they’ll eat better and be safer if they team up. Over time, others catch on, and as many of the wolves become more domesticated, the humans breed them for skills like hunting, herding, pulling, and rescuing. And today, there are more breeds of dog than of any other animal, all thanks to this relationship that started so long ago.
Three riveting essays by some of National Geographic magazine's most highly esteemed writers explore the canine-human relationship and what scientists are learning from dogs. "Dogs and people, people and dogs: It's a love story so old no one knows how it started," wrote Angus Phillips in "Wolf to Woof." Filled with cutting edge research covering everything from domestication, breeding, and the bonds of devotion, these linked stories are custom-selected for everyone who loves dogs. Filled with amazing facts, colorful anecdotes and accessible science, this affordable ebook provides a fascinating guide to some of the world's most beloved creatures.
Ever wonder what's behind the phrase "All men are dogs"? Why is an entire group of rational "homo sapiens" associated with a species best known for chasing tails? That's because deep inside every man there's a wolf howling to get out! With a uniquely tongue-in-cheek style, Woof-Man: A Woman's Guide to Her Man's Inner Canine compares well-known characteristics of men with twenty-three different breeds of dogs in a colorful book brimming with dog metaphors. This road map to the "Sirian" psyche will help men get in touch with their inner canines and put women a nose ahead in the whimsical race between the sexes. From the vain Afghan who thinks he's God's gift to the tranquil Sheepdog who lives for his mate and litter, the twenty-three distinctive personality types featured in Woof-Man: A Woman's Guide to Her Man's Inner Canine are sure to strike a familiar chord with "dog lovers" of all ages.
Dedicated to their jobs as sheep herding dogs on the farm, Unruly Bix and Hunky-Dory have always been successful at keeping the wolves away, but when a prank results in paw-pointing, Unruly Bix and Hunky-Dory know they have to get to the bottom of the matter in order to maintain their reputation.
A continuation of the ongoing Oxford University's Centre for the Study of Values in Education and Business. The papers deal with the interactive effect of business and education as well as the moral and ethical concerns underpinning each.
Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
Well, everyone saw this coming...With an appetite fit for the King of the Fen Wolves, it was only a matter of time before Routa grew too big for the mansion. This dog needs diet and exercise! ...Okay, that's too much effort. Thankfully, there's more than one way to achieve a smaller form, and he knows just who to turn to for a lesson in shape-shifting! But as the full moon rises, Routa soon learns that a battle with weight loss isn't the only challenge headed his way-Carmilla, haughty vampiress and a general of the Demon Lord's army, takes the stage! And she's got her sights set on Lady Mary!
Beware the wereWOOF! Meet Paco, a Chihuahua with the heart of a lion. Or, at least a dandelion ... All his Iife Paco has been made fun of for his size. Munchkin. Furry Fajita. Miniature Snoozer. So when his beloved goes missing, Paco does something a little loco. To get her back, he decides to transform himself into the biggest, baddest, fiercest canine he could possibly imagine ... a Chihuawolf! AHHHHOOOOOOO
A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: Performing Arts
From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.
A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas of ...
Category: Video recordings
A guide to programs currently available on video in the areas of movies/entertainment, general interest/education, sports/recreation, fine arts, health/science, business/industry, children/juvenile, how-to/instruction.