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The Lost History of the Canine Race: Our 15,000-Year Love Affair With Dogs

By Mary Elizabeth Thurston
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Book Details
  • Author: Mary Elizabeth Thurston
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Brand: Andrews Mcmeel Pub
  • Published: 1996-10-01
  • Edition: First Edition
Drawing on archival documents, artifacts, engravings, historical and contemporary photographs, anthropologist Mary Elizabeth Thurston traces the evolution of the human-dog relationship from its origins fifteen thousand years ago. Learn about the sacred dogs of Egypt, mummified by the thousands and the mysterious healing canines of ancient Rome, reputed to cure with a lick of the tongue. Discover why some American Indians ate the dogs they loved, how one stray Victorian puppy saved three million canine lives, and how ten thousand more soldiers' names might have been added to the Vietnam Memorial Wall had it not been for dogs.