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The Resource How to tame a fox (and build a dog) : visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution, Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

How to tame a fox (and build a dog) : visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution, Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut

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How to tame a fox (and build a dog) : visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution
Title
How to tame a fox (and build a dog)
Title remainder
visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution
Statement of responsibility
Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs - they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken - imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades. In 1959, biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that, by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of domestication. This is the extraordinary, untold story of this remarkable undertaking
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StDuBDS
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1962-
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Dugatkin, Lee Alan
Dewey number
  • 636.9'776
  • 636.9776
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Trut, L. N.
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  • Silver fox
  • Domestication
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Animal genetic engineering
  • Genetics, Experimental
  • Geneticists
  • Pets
Target audience
specialized
Label
How to tame a fox (and build a dog) : visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution, Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780226444185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226444185
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
How to tame a fox (and build a dog) : visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution, Lee Alan Dugatkin and Lyudmila Trut
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780226444185
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226444185
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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