Foxes, Wolves, and Wild Dogs of the World

Foxes, Wolves, and Wild Dogs of the World

Book - 1994
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
Describes various species of wild dogs, discusses their reproduction, evolution, and distribution, and looks at their relationship with people

Book News
Originally published in the UK by Cassell in 1994. A well-conceived, attractive book (even though the color photos are printed a bit flat). Discussion of wild dogs and people, and the anatomy, evolution, distribution, and reproduction of wild dogs, is followed by specific information about various species arranged according to region. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Dogs have become an integral part of the lives of millions of people around the world - as working animals or simply as domestic pets - but their wild relatives are being pushed ever closer to extinction. The ancestor of the domestic dog, the grey wolf, has been eliminated from most of Europe and, in the USA, the red wolf's plight is such that it is currently the subject of an intensive captive-breeding and reintroduction program.
This book examines all members of the Canidae, showing where the existing 34 species are distributed, and how they have been affected by human pressures. David Alderton describes fully the form, function, reproduction, lifestyles and distribution of the wild canids. The text is illustrated throughout by superb color photographs, specially taken for this book. There are also clear distribution maps for every species, and a full checklist of the Canidae.
It is the ultimate irony that though we have accepted the domestic dog into our homes, we still generally perceive its ancestor as an evil killer. Such a lack of understanding is probably the greatest barrier to the effective conservation of wolves and other wild canids. Foxes, Wolves and Wild Dogs of the World breaks down these popular misconceptions and shows that positive action is needed to safeguard the future of wild canids.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1994
ISBN: 9780816029549
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at Northern Indiana Database Cluster

To Top