Brain Pickings takes a look at John Homans’ What’s a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend, writing:
"A remarkable chronicle of the domestic dog’s journey across thousands of years and straight into our hearts, written with equal parts tenderness and scientific rigor… Beautifully written and absolutely engrossing, What’s a Dog For? goes on to examine such fascinating fringes of canine culture as how dogs served as Darwin’s muse, why they were instrumental in the birth of empathy, and what they might reveal about the future of evolution.”
There are also several excellent vintage photos of dogs. Check them out…

Brain Pickings takes a look at John Homans’ What’s a Dog For?: The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend, writing:

"A remarkable chronicle of the domestic dog’s journey across thousands of years and straight into our hearts, written with equal parts tenderness and scientific rigor… Beautifully written and absolutely engrossing, What’s a Dog For? goes on to examine such fascinating fringes of canine culture as how dogs served as Darwin’s muse, why they were instrumental in the birth of empathy, and what they might reveal about the future of evolution.”

There are also several excellent vintage photos of dogs. Check them out…