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Man and Dog
Codice articolo: DVD_23


This documentary is part of the series “The nature of things” presented by David Suzuky and produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

“All breeds of dogs trace their ancestry back to a common wolf like creature that lived some twelve thousand years ago. But what was it that lead to the growth of an extraordinary array of different prodigy. It’s a fascinating genetic puzzle. Some experts suggest that the first and most decisive steps towards domestication were taken not by people but by the dogs themselves. We’ll follow the research of the noted animal behaviorist Ray Coppinger, who has spent a lifetime studying the dogs conflicting drives towards domestication and the call of the wild.”


Written and directed by ITALO COSTA

Presented by DAVID SUZUKI

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Raymond Coppinger
An evolving partnership
Publication date
Italian, English
Subtitle language
Italian, English
50 minutes

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  • Raymond Coppinger: 

    PhD majored in Literature and Philosophy at Boston University. He joined the founding faculty at Hampshire College in 1969, where he is Professor Emeritus of Biology. He lectures around the world and organizes research on animal behaviour, especially the behaviour of canines. Ray’s first professional studies of dogs occurred on the runners of a dog sled. His research projects with sled dogs include responses of racing dogs to the stress of heat retention, and the amounts of energy required to pull sled and driver. Ray (and his colleagues and students) have published over fifty papers on his dog research. His latest dog book, co-authored with Lorna Coppinger, is “Dogs: A startling new understanding of canine origin, behavior, and evolution”. It has been translated into eight languages, recently also in Italian.

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