A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves who Made us Human by Kay Frydenborg

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4_stars

An excellent read for any dog lover and any lover of research into human history.

TITLE: A Dog in the Cave : The Wolves who Made Us Human

AUTHOR: Kay Frydenborg

PUBLICATION TYPE: Large Press

LENGTH: 246 pages

GENRE: YA non-fiction

RELEASE DATE:  March 2017

COVER EVALUATION:  Centered title, with a close-up of a wolf’s face above and a dog’s face below, with eyes wide open and clearly visible.

AUTHOR BIO: Kay Frydenborg is the author of several books for young readers including Wild Horse Scientists, Chocolate, and A Dog in the Cave, her newest work.

REVIEW:  Dogs – man’s best friend, truly, for tens of thousands of years. What a fascinating book that explores the history of humankind and dogs, a history so closely interwoven that some scientists have begun to look at the relationship as coevolution. As wolves evolved and changed into dogs, human beings evolved in complementary ways. What a fascinating thought!

Although this book is written for young adults, the most recent science is cited, and neither the thought nor the writing is dumbed down. This is an excellent read for any dog lover and any lover of research into human history. I read the newest discoveries and insights with amazement. This reviewer recommends this book for anyone with an interest in dogs and human beings.

 

 

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