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Lee Alan Dugatkin

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

For the last six decades a dedicated team of researchers in Siberia has been domesticating silver foxes to replay the evolution of the dog in real time. Lyudmila Trut has been lead scientist on this work since 1959, and together with biologist and historian of science, Lee Dugatkin, she tells the inside story of the science, politics, adventure and love behind it all. Like a set of Russian nesting dolls, "How to Tame a Fox {and Build a Dog}" opens up to reveal story after story, each embedded within the one that preceded it. Together these two risked not just their careers, but to an extent their lives, to make scientific history.

Please join us to welcome UofL professor Lee Alan Dugatkin to Carmichael's for a presentation and book signing!

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226444185
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 23rd, 2017

Tucked away in Siberia, there are furry, four-legged creatures with wagging tails and floppy ears that are as docile and friendly as any lapdog. But, despite appearances, these are not dogs--they are foxes. They are the result of the most astonishing experiment in breeding ever undertaken--imagine speeding up thousands of years of evolution into a few decades.

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