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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

Label
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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Contributor
Author
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<U+2014>they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken<U+2014>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
Writing style
Award
Science Books and Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560742
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dugatkin, Lee Alan
Dewey number
636.9776
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • SF405.F8
  • QH442.6
LC item number
D84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trut, L. N.
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beli͡aev, D. K
  • Silver fox
  • Domestication
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Animal genetic engineering
  • Genetics, Experimental
  • Geneticists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
visionary scientists and a Siberian tale of jump-started evolution
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
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Why can't a fox be more like a dog? -- A bold idea -- Fire-breathing dragons no more -- Ember's tail -- Dream -- Happy family -- Delicate interactions -- The word and its meaning -- An SOS -- Clever as a fox -- The commotion in the genes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226444185
Lccn
2016045441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 960106572
  • (OCoLC)960106572
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
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Why can't a fox be more like a dog? -- A bold idea -- Fire-breathing dragons no more -- Ember's tail -- Dream -- Happy family -- Delicate interactions -- The word and its meaning -- An SOS -- Clever as a fox -- The commotion in the genes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780226444185
Lccn
2016045441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 960106572
  • (OCoLC)960106572

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