Author - Tamsin Pickeral - Photographer - Astrid Harrisson - Publisher - Francis Lincoln
The Spirit of the Dog explores the long and varied history of the dog in human cultures across the world and celebrates the very special place that this enigmatic creature holds in peoples hearts. Established author and animal specialist Tamsin Pickeral examines the development of the major dog breeds within their historic contextfrom the slender, powerful sight hounds to the hard-working Siberian Husky, the spirited Terrier breeds, and the personable mongrels. Grouped according to their key characteristicsincluding Elegance and Speed, Power and Strength, Devotion and Loyalty, Agility and Wisdom.
The 87 featured breeds are each photographed and studied in comprehensive detail.
As a mammal species the dog is the most varied in shape, size, and color, and also the most versatile, whether working as a hunter, protector, or simply providing companionship as a domestic pet. The Spirit of the Dog celebrates this diversity, aided by the stunning photography of contemporary animal photographer Astrid Harrisson, whose striking, beautiful, and unusual images of our major dog breeds skillfully reflect the virtues of 'mans best friend.' With evocative text and exceptional photography, this is an essential volume for everyone who loves dogs.