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How to Tame a Fox

Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution

Lee Alan Dugatkin

Discover the extraordinary story of an experiment in breeding that resulted in the domestication of foxes, a process that typically takes thousands of years. Based on fifty-six generations of domestication, scientists and writers take us on a journey through the adventure, science, politics, and love behind this ground-breaking experiment. Learn how significant lessons about the genetic and behavioral evolution of domesticated animals continue to be made today. How to Tame a Fox is an incredible tale of scientists at work and a celebration of the deep attachments that have brought humans and animals together throughout time.
Publish Date
first published in 2016
Goodreads Rating
One of those books I couldn’t have done without. Tells the amazing story of a Russian scientist who domesticated a fox and revolutionized our understanding of human nature. Brilliantly written – can’t recommend it enough.      source