About the Author

Lee Alan Dugatkin is an animal behaviorist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science in the Department of Biology at the University of Louisville. He is the author of more than a 150 papers and author or coauthor of many books including The Altruism Equation: Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness, Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America, and, most recently, How To Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog), the last two also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Hometown: Louisville, KY


The video below is background for the book How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) and features excerpts from a Soviet-era film made for the 1977 International Congress of Genetics, held in Moscow, about experiments in domesticating the silver fox.

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