Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by L. E. CarmichaelFox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by L. E. Carmichael

Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication

byL. E. Carmichael

Hardcover | August 8, 2013

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When you talk to a dog does the dog talk back?

Many people think so. But for a long time, scientists didn’t know how our furry friends learned to communicate with people.

Luckily, Russian scientist Dmitri Belyaev had a plan. If he could tame wild red foxes, he could learn how dogs first came from wolves. By studying the way these foxes changed during domestication, the mystery of communication would be solved at last.

More than 50 years after the experiment began, Belyaev’s foxes have become so tame, you can have one as a pet! Packed with eye-popping photos and first-hand research FOX TALK reveals the story of these amazing animals… and everything they’ve taught us about wolves, dogs, and communication.

About The Author

Lindsey Carmichael never outgrew that stage of childhood when nothing's more fun than amazing your friends (and correcting your teachers!) with your stockpile of weird and wonderful facts. Her sense of wonder came in handy during her career as a scientist, and in 2006, she received the Governor General's Medal for her PhD thesis, Ecolo...

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Title:Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand CommunicationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:62 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:August 8, 2013Publisher:ConsignmentLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0988163853

ISBN - 13:9780988163850

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