The Covenant of the Wild by Stephen Budiansky
Why Animals Choose Domestication

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A reevaluation of human beings' relationship to animals analyzes the emotional debate over animals' rights and humans' ethical responsibilities, discussing how humans and animals were linked at the end of the Ice Age. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
 

About Stephen Budiansky

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Stephen Budiansky, scientist & journalist, is a correspondent for "The Atlantic Monthly." His five highly acclaimed books include "If a Lion Could Talk: Animal Intelligence & the Evolution of Consciousness" & "The Nature of Horses." He lives in Leesburg, Virginia.
 
Published February 1, 1992 by William Morrow & Co. 190 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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As his title indicates, he believes that these animals are not enslaved by humans but, rather, are in partnership with them--for he sees domestication as a covenant, an evolutionary agreement between humans and animals that ensures ``a mutual strategy for survival.'' This win-win symbiosis can be...

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Angered by the animal rights movement, the author, assistant managing editor of U.S. News & World Report , attempts to demonstrate that domestication of animals is a natural product of evolution rathe

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Angered by the animal rights movement, the author, assistant managing editor of U.S. News & World Report , attempts to demonstrate that domestication of animals is a natural product of evolution rather than a human invention.

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