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Wolves and Dogs : between Myth and Science / by Friederike Range, Sarah Marshall-Pescini

By: Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Fascinating Life SciencesPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2022Publisher: Cham : Imprint: Springer, 2022Edition: 1st ed. 2022Description: 1 Online-Ressource(XX, 381 p. 87 illus., 65 illus. in color.)ISBN:
  • 9783030984113
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9783030984106 | 9783030984120 | 9783030984137 | Erscheint auch als: 9783030984106 Druck-Ausgabe | Erscheint auch als: 9783030984120 Druck-Ausgabe | Erscheint auch als: 9783030984137 Druck-AusgabeDOI: DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-98411-3Online resources: Summary: Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Comparing the behaviour and cognition of wolves and dogs -- Chapter 3: The socio-ecology of wolves -- Chapter 4: The socio-ecology of Free-ranging Dogs -- Chapter 5: Social dynamics between conspecifics -- Chapter 6: Social behaviour with humans -- Chapter 7: Social Cognition Part I: Communication with humans -- Chapter 8: Social Cognition Part II: Social learning & Cooperation -- Chapter 9: Physical Cognition Part I: problem solving and its correlates -- Chapter 10: Physical Cognition Part II: Learning and reasoning -- Chapter 11: Domestication hypotheses relating to behaviour and cognition – which are supported by the current data?.Summary: Various parallels have been drawn between wolves and humans from the perspective of their social organisation. Therefore, studying wolves may well shed light on the evolutionary origins of complex human cognition and, in particular, on the role that cooperation played in its development. Humans closely share their lives with millions of dogs – the domesticated form of wolves. Biologically, wolves and dogs can be considered to be the same species; yet only dogs are suitable living companions in human homes, highlighting the importance of cognitive and emotional differences between the two forms. The behaviour of wolves and dogs largely depends on the environment the animals grew up and live in. This book reviews more than 50 years of research on the differences and similarities of wolves and dogs. Beyond the socio-ecology, the work explores different theories about when and how the domestication of wolves might have started and which behaviours and cognitive abilities might have changed during this process. Readers will discover how these fascinating animals live with their conspecifics in their social groups, how they approach and solve problems in their daily lives and how they see and interact with their human partners.PPN: PPN: 1814396578Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-2-SEB | ZDB-2-SBL | ZDB-2-SXB
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