Wonderdog, by Jules Howard (Bloomsbury Sigma 2022)

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Subtitled 'how the science of dogs changed the science of life', Wonderdog is a history of scientific research into dogs, their origins, behaviour, senses and evolution. It's a rich and fascinating book, full of weird and unusual characters, some deeply flawed assumptions, a great deal of cruelty and arrogance, and much humour and intelligence. This book is a love letter to both dogs and science, written with humour and charm.