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A Dog's History of the World

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Canines and humans have depended upon one another for tens of thousands of years. Humans took the initial steps of domesticating canines, but somewhere through the millennia, dogs began dramatically to affect the future of their masters. In A Dog's History of the World, Laura Hobgood-Oster chronicles the canine-human story. From the earliest cave paintings depicting the primitive canine-human relationship to the modern model of dogs as family members, Hobgood-Oster reveals how the relationship has been marked by both love and exploitation.Canines have aided and been heir to humankind's ever-increasing thirst for scientific advancements, empire building, and personal satisfaction. They have tested equipment for space exploration, fought beside us in war, and advanced countless industries.

About the Author

Laura Hobgood-Oster
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Laura Hobgood-Oster is Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is also the dog rescue coordinator with Georgetown Animal Outreach and volunteers at the Williamson County Regional animal shelter. For over fifteen years she has been doing research on the role of animals in the Christian tradition - and most specifically looking at dogs. Hobgood-Oster also teaches courses on animals and religion, religion and nature, and heretics in Christianity. She lives with her spouse Jack and their two rescue dogs, Codi and Cooper.




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 3.5 / 5 - Good
 
Reviewed by: Brian McCulloh

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