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.

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476796041

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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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.”

Inside of a Dog

What do dogs know? How do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781338126464

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 238

View: 431

"Do you want to know what dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you finally can. The answers will surprise and delight young readers as scientist and dog-owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human."--

Inside of a Dog

Inside of a Dog better to explain dogs' taking commands from us, deferring to us, and indulging us by the fact that we are their source of food than by ...

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583432

Category: Pets

Page: 353

View: 737

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 Young Readers Edition

A younger or timid dog may lick at the muzzle of a bigger dog to show he will not be ... She's waiting just outside the kitchen, just beyond INSIDE OF A DOG 15.

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481450948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 238

View: 379

This middle-grade adaptation of Inside of a Dog looks at how our furry best friends understand the world around them.


Our Dogs Ourselves

The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing.

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1501175009

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 665

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 are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful. In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals—and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.


Our Dogs Ourselves Young Readers Edition

In Our Dogs, Ourselves Young Readers Edition, bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs.

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534410147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 819

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 dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. Even while we see ourselves in dogs, we also treat them in surprising ways. On the one hand, we let them into our beds, we give them meaningful names, make them members of our family, and buy them the best food, toys, accessories, clothes, and more. But we also shape our dogs into something they aren’t meant to be. Purebreeding dogs has led to many unhealthy pups. Many dogs have no homes, or live out their life in shelters. How is it possible we can treat the same species in these two totally different ways? In Our Dogs, Ourselves Young Readers Edition, bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs.


The Genius of Dogs

In their New York Times bestselling book Th­e Genius of Dogs, husband and wife team Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out landmark discoveries from the Duke Canine Cognition Center and other research facilities around the world to reveal ...

Author: Brian Hare

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160963X

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 773

The perfect gift for dog lovers and readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz—this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the thoughts and lives of our smartest and most beloved pets. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In their New York Times bestselling book Th­e Genius of Dogs, husband and wife team Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out landmark discoveries from the Duke Canine Cognition Center and other research facilities around the world to reveal how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends. Breakthroughs in cognitive science have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with dogs of all breeds, and what it means for you in your daily life with your canine friend.

Look Inside a Dog

Board book featuring elaborate cutout illustrations of canine skeleton, musculature, and organs.

Author: Paul Beck

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780545264884

Category: Dogs

Page: 16

View: 109

Board book featuring elaborate cutout illustrations of canine skeleton, musculature, and organs.

On Looking

The author of the best-selling Inside of a Dog counsels readers on how to rediscover everyday joys in typically overlooked areas of life, sharing guidelines for focusing attention on the senses and engaging in simple activities to reconnect ...

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439191255

Category: Nature

Page: 308

View: 351

The author of the best-selling Inside of a Dog counsels readers on how to rediscover everyday joys in typically overlooked areas of life, sharing guidelines for focusing attention on the senses and engaging in simple activities to reconnect with the real world.

Inside a Dog s Mind

This story is written through the eyes of Jacob, an eight-week old border collie.

Author: MiChelle Holland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986813907

Category:

Page: 120

View: 101

This story is written through the eyes of Jacob, an eight-week old border collie. At only eight weeks old, Jacob was taken from his Mum to start a whole new life, but sadly he landed into the hands of a bully. Jacob's Journal will take you through the first year of his life. There will be laughter, tears and heartache along the way. Will Jacob have a happy ending?

Uncover a Dog

Describes the inner workings of dogs, from their skeletal and muscle systems to cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous systems, using a plastic model in the center of the book as a guide. On board pages.

Author: Paul Beck

Publisher: Silver Dolphin

ISBN: 9781592238040

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 262

Describes the inner workings of dogs, from their skeletal and muscle systems to cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous systems, using a plastic model in the center of the book as a guide. On board pages.

Outside of a Dog

Tracing the formative role books have played in his life, Rick Gekoski trains the same ironic and analytic eye on these books and their authors as he does on himself.

Author: Rick Gekoski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849012423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 798

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx Outside of a Dog is the captivating account of twenty-five books drawn from the fields of literature, psychology and philosophy, and a memoir of a reading self. Tracing the formative role books have played in his life, Rick Gekoski trains the same ironic and analytic eye on these books and their authors as he does on himself. The result is unique: a sustained, witty book dedicated to the proposition that we are what we read. Outside of A Dog might be described as an intellectual bibliomemoir, except that the author regards the noun 'intellectual' as a term of abuse. Gekoski's twenty-five include: Dr. Seuss, Horton Hatches the Egg; Magnus Hirschfeld Sexual Anomalies and Perversions; Allen Ginsberg, Howl; J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye; T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land; Descartes, Meditations; David Hume, An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding; W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems; F.R. Leavis, The Common Pursuit; Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy; Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test; Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations; R.D. Laing, The Divided Self; Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch; D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love; A.S. Neill, Summerhill; Roald Dahl, Matilda; Alice Miller, Pictures of a Childhood; A.J. Ayer, Language, Truth, and Logic; Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams; Carl Hiaasen, Double Whammy; Peter Wright, Spycatcher; and Rick Gekoski, Staying Up.

Outside of a Dog a Book is a Man s Best Friend Inside of a Dog It s Too Dark to Read

If you're looking for a cute gift for a dog lover or This notebook is perfect for you, you'll love the Time Spent With dogs Is Never Wasted Notebook.

Author: Aj Papper House

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781709112751

Category:

Page: 102

View: 375

If you're looking for a cute gift for a dog lover or This notebook is perfect for you, you'll love the Time Spent With dogs Is Never Wasted Notebook. Because this lined notebook has a memorable and witty quote cover, you're spirits will be lifted and you'll be inspired and motivated each time you use it. In addition, the catchy quote on the cover is sure to be a crowd pleaser. How many compliments will you get from jealous friends, classmates, or coworkers when they see you use your new notebook? 100 pages of high quality paper It can be used as a journal, notebook or just a composition book 6" x 9" Paperback notebook, soft matte cover Perfect for gel pen, ink or pencils Great size to carry everywhere in your bag, for work, high school, college...

Bull s Eye

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know.

Author: Sebastian Manning

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458797474

Category:

Page: 44

View: 438

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.


The Meaning of Woof

Another significant difference is the size of the dog's olfactory bulb, a neural structure that enables smell and is ... INSIDE THEIR WORLD Dogs essentially ...

Author: Pamela Weintraub

Publisher: Centennial Books

ISBN: 1951274164

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 691

Barks, licks, growls and wags—get a greater understanding of what your dog is trying to communicate to you, and why! Learn how to decipher all the barks, licks, growls and wags—and get a greater understanding of what your dog is trying to communicate to you, and why. Plus, discover how our longstanding codependency makes for happier, healthier humans and their pooches. This book explores the nature of our relationship with our four-legged friends including personal tales, scientific explorations and inspiring stories of how dogs can make us better people.