BOOKS: The Lost History of the Canine Race
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 1997:
The Lost History of the Canine Race:
Our 15,000-Year Love Affair With Dogs
by Mary Elizabeth Thurston
Andrews and McMeel (c/o Universal Press Syndicate,
4520 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111), 1996.
301 pages, indexed, glossary, bibliography, photos; $24.95.
Mary Thurston has seemingly tracked downevery bit of history
of human interactions with the dog and included it in Lost History.
From educated speculation on how ancient humans and dogs got
together, to the sometimes disastrous outcomes of modern attitudes to dog
ownership, this book is interesting reading for dog lovers.
”Drawing on archival documents, artifacts, engravings,” etc.,
Thurston has put together an informative book not in the usual genre of