- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, by Joan Palmer, Chartwell Books, 256 pages, $14.95
Dog lovers will enjoy the wealth of information on the various breeds of man's best friend that author Joan Palmer has gathered.
There is an interesting look at the history and origins of canines as a part of the overview of dogs that includes choosing a puppy, breeding and basic care.
There is a fascinating presentation of the distinctive markings and formations for the different breeds, which is illustrated through extensive photographs.
Page after page is filled with dog breeds that come from the main categories: working, herding, hounds, terriers, toy breeds, and more.