The Animal's Companion

The Animal's Companion

People and their Pets: A 26,000-Year-Old Love Story

Hardback304pp Illustrated208x146mm

9781760295783     Product Code: 512492


Starting with the earliest known evidence of ‘our role as an animal’s companion’ – the paw- and footprints of a boy and a dog walking in a cave 26,000 years ago – this is a history, not of pets, but of pet owners. Discussing individuals from aristocrats to rat-catchers, Harvey examines our relationship to the animals that we regard as pets, whether goldfish or wombats: how we name them, communicate and connect with them, care for them and mourn their deaths.

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