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Foxes, Wolves and Wild Dogs of the World (Of the World) [Hardcover]

David Alderton
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31 May 2004 Of the World
Foxes, Wolves, and Wild Dogs of the World covers more than 30 species of the Canidae, from foxes and wolves to dingoes and coyotes. Having been hunted, driven out of their natural habitats by human encroachment, and suffered from occasional disease outbreaks, these animals are often misunderstood and unjustifiably feared. Expert author David Alderton reveals the true character and behavior of wolves and other wild dogs. The first four chapters detail their form and function, reproduction, evolution, and distribution. Next, the author presents discussions of different canids around the world, from the Holarctic to Australia. This readable volume also shows how the lifestyle and zoology of wild species is directly relevant to human understanding of the domestic dog. Increasingly rare canid species, like wolves, that are now, in some cases, facing extinction are also featured. Looking at foxes, wolves, and other non-domestic dogs in their natural context, this informative guide provides an insightful introduction to what is known about canids. The text is complemented by full-color photographs, line illustrations, and diagrams.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Facts On File Inc; New edition edition (31 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081605715X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816057153
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,292,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Alderton is a noted writer on the living world. He is active internationally in conservation matters, especially CITES and its work on the protection of the world's threatened species.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Foxes wolves and wild dogs of the world 4 Jun 2003
A rather specialist book which focuses of members of the dog faimily round the world include many of the better known members such as wolves and red foxes and many of the lesser known speices such as zorros and dholes. the book describs not only the life style, behavour and biology of these adaptible creature but also goes a long way to education the reader of the speices distribution, evolution and many of the issues that threaten there exsitance.
while a scientific compainun the book is well writen and should be easliy understood by any one, hopefully fueling the intrest and the reader find out more or to re think his or her apioun of not only the wild canids in the world but also of their close relitives that share our lives.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Was a very informative book on the world's wild dogs 23 July 1999
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Was a very good book on wild canids from all over the world. Tells where wild dogs live, what they eat, their breeding habits, if the species is under threat and why, and lists alot of species I've never even heard of.
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