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How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution review Ä 103 ↠ ✰ [BOOKS] ✸ How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution By Lyudmila TrutTucked away in Siberia there Tame a Epub #223 are furry four legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any How to ePUB #202 lapdog But despite appearances these are not dogsthey are foxes They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertakenimagine speeding up to Tame a Kindle #212 thousands of years of evolution into a few decades In biologists Dmitri Belyaev and Lyudmila Trut set out to do just that by starting with a few dozen silver foxes from fox farms in the USSR and attempting to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs in real time in order to witness the process of dom. I have heard and read about this experiment in fox domestication for years I have even seen the video on it but it wasn’t until I read this book that I began to understand how important the experiment is

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Gist and science writer she tells the story of the adventure science politics and love behind it all  In How to Tame a Fox Dugatkin and Trut take us inside this path breaking experiment in the midst of the brutal winters of Siberia to reveal how scientific history is made and continues to be made today To date fifty six generations of foxes have been domesticated and we continue to learn significant lessons from them about the genetic and behavioral evolution of domesticated animals How to Tame a Fox offers an incredible tale of scientists at work while also celebrating the deep attachments that have brought humans and animals together throughout time. excellent

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How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump Started EvolutionEstication This is the extraordinary untold story of this remarkable undertaking Most accounts of the natural evolution of wolves place it over a span of about years but within a decade Belyaev and Truts fox breeding experiments had resulted in puppy like foxes with floppy ears piebald spots and curly tails Along with these physical changes came genetic and behavioral changes as well The foxes were bred using selection criteria for tameness and with each generation they became increasingly interested in human companionship Trut has been there the whole time and has been the lead scientist on this work since Belyaevs death in and with Lee Dugatkin biolo. Well written account of an amazing story about a fascinating science experiment