In 'The hidden life of dogs', Elizabeth Marshall Thomas profiles the canines in her own household to show how dogs have comfortably adapted to life with their human owners - and with each other. A classically trained anthropologist, she answers questions we all have about our pets' behavior. Do dogs have different barks that mean different things? What makes a dog difficult to house-train? Why do certain dogs and cats get along so well? How does Snoopy recognize people he sees only once a year, while Misty barks at strangers she sees every day? 'The hidden life of dogs' presents marvelous evidence of the power of the group - and shows us that those who are fortunate enough to be given the trust of an honorable dog will also have their lives enriched.