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How the Dog Became the Dog - From Wolves to Our Best Friends

Mark Derr

That the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution and history, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Dog Became the Dog posits that dog was an evolutionary inevitability in the nature of the wolf and its human soul mate. The natural temperament and social structure of humans and wolves are so similar that as soon as they met on the trail they recognized themselves in each other. Both are highly social, accomplished generalists, and creatures of habit capable of adapting-homebodies who like to wander. How the Dog Became the Dog presents "domestication" of the dog as a biological and cultural process that began in mutual cooperation and has taken a number of radical turns. At the end of the last Ice Age, the first dogs emerged with their humans from refuges against the cold. In the eighteenth century, humans began the drive to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life, and death to complete the domestication of the wolf begun so long ago.

That the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution and history, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Dog Became the Dog posits that dog was an evolutionary inevitability in the nature of the wolf and its human soul mate. The natural temperament and social structure of humans and wolves are so similar that as soon as they met on the trail they recognized themselves in each other. Both are highly social, accomplished generalists, and creatures of habit capable of adapting-homebodies who like to wander. How the Dog Became the Dog presents "domestication" of the dog as a biological and cultural process that began in mutual cooperation and has taken a number of radical turns. At the end of the last Ice Age, the first dogs emerged with their humans from refuges against the cold. In the eighteenth century, humans began the drive to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life, and death to complete the domestication of the wolf begun so long ago.
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That the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution and history, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Dog Became the Dog posits that dog was an evolutionary inevitability in the nature of the wolf and its human soul mate. The natural temperament and social structure of humans and wolves are so similar that as soon as they met on the trail they recognized themselves in each other. Both are highly social, accomplished generalists, and creatures of habit capable of adapting-homebodies who like to wander. How the Dog Became the Dog presents "domestication" of the dog as a biological and cultural process that began in mutual cooperation and has taken a number of radical turns. At the end of the last Ice Age, the first dogs emerged with their humans from refuges against the cold. In the eighteenth century, humans began the drive to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life, and death to complete the domestication of the wolf begun so long ago.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Colacci

Length:

8h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

11:07


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

40:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

15:16


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:21


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

19:58


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

13:35


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

27:52


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

24:48


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

31:55


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

26:26


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

24:44


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

24:02


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

39:21


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

27:23


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

27:46


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

28:51


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

24:28


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

28:14


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

36:20


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

00:25