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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (9 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415267455
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415267458
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A book that is provocative and informative, and profoundly civilizing.' – The New York Times

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Konrad Lorenz (1903-89). Pioneering and world-renowned scientist of animal behaviour. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Psychology in 1973.

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By AM Skipper on 12 Sept. 2003
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Konrad Lorenz was a pioneer of ethology (the science of animal behaviour) in Europe, over fifty years ago. He not only studied animal behaviour scientifically, but also valued animals as companions in his home. "Man meets Dog" is a readable account of the origins of the domestic dog and how these affect the relationship of dogs with people, using anecdotes of Lorenz's own dogs to illustrate his points. It is not a dog training book.
This book broke new ground when it was first published. Some of the scientific theories Lorenz describes have since been superceded or disproved, and so anyone reading this book for the first time should be aware that knowledge has moved on since his day. (For example, he discusses at length the character differences between breeds descended from jackals and those descended from wolves, while more recent thought suggests that there is no such distinction.)
However, anyone who's seriously interested in studying dog behaviour really should read this book, because so many other experts in the field based their work on that of Lorenz. Even now, it's an interesting book to read, and Lorenz's love for dogs shines through his writing. I would not, however, suggest anyone get this as their sole dog book; it should be read in conjunction with other books on the subject, and it won't really help you deal with problem behaviour in your own dog.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Alexander Eve on 8 Sept. 2004
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Found this one hard to put down - got it for my teenage daughter. She loved it too. Intelligent and truly enlightening book - a must for all prospective dog (and other animal) carers. Lorenz was close to a real life Dr Doolittle. Read this book now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Starling on 24 Jun. 2007
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Wonderfully evocative and beautifully illustrated by the author, its a book to re-read regularly for inspiration. Lorenz describes the physical and psychological behaviour of several generations of his dogs, yet leaves the reader with the over-riding impression that 'just hanging out' with your dog is enjoyable and therapeutic. His insights are clear and paint a picture.

Read it today
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Luc REYNAERT TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 April 2008
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K.Lorenz starts his book with speculative thoughts about the beginnings of the domestication (= symbiosis) of dogs (most species descend from jackals, not wolves), but then continues with personal reflections on animal behavior and the animal mind (not only of dogs, but also of cats, bears, monkeys, wolves and ... men).
He paints brilliantly innate animal behavior (removal of the umbilical cord, fight and flight distances, expressions, the importance of the gaze or the hunting and fighting lust) and shows the basis and norms of the animal mind and animal intelligence (like their understanding of spoken words).
Animal fidelity is an expression of the tie between mother and young and the tie with the pack-leader (pack loyalty). Some species however have more pack leaders than followers and show a more independent behavior.
The meaning of particular signals is determined by innate instinctive norms of action and reaction. Other important factors are ranking order and chivalrous treatment of females and puppies.
The act of killing in a beast of prey is entirely free from hatred.

K. Lorenz complains rightly that animals are deprived of rights, not only by the letter of the law, but also by people's insensitivity. For him, F. Nietzsche's word - `Let it be your aim always to love more than the other, never to be second' - should be the golden rule.

A very worth-while read.
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