Being a Dog

Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog.

Being a Dog

Being a Dog

From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style” (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, “becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid.”

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Being a Dog
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: Alexandra Horowitz
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines
Inside of a Dog
Language: en
Pages: 353
Authors: Alexandra Horowitz
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-28 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.
Inside of a Dog
Language: un
Pages: 488
Authors: Alexandra Horowitz
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-17 - Publisher:

As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs
Our Dogs, Ourselves
Language: un
Pages: 320
Authors: Alexandra Horowitz
Categories: Pets
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-03 - Publisher: Scribner

From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we
Our Dogs, Ourselves -- Young Readers Edition
Language: un
Pages: 208
Authors: Alexandra Horowitz
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

This middle grade adaptation of Our Dogs, Ourselves is an eye-opening, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated look about humans’ complicated and sometimes contradictory relationship with man’s best friend by New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—Young Readers Edition. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love

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