Inside of a Dog
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Inside of a Dog : What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

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Now available on CD from Encore at a great low price! The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how 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. Horowitz introduces the listener to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What's it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees? Inside of a Dog explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising--once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. Inside of a Dog also contains up-to-the-minute research--on dogs' detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention--that Horowitz puts into useful context. Although not a formal training guide, Inside of a Dog has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • CD-Audio
  • 130 x 147 x 25mm | 249g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1508229104
  • 9781508229100
  • 1,869,617

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"Essential...for pet owners and students of animal behavior who have followed developments in the emerging field of comparative psychology." ---Library Journal Starred Reviewshow more

About Alexandra Horowitz

Alexandra Horowitz, a former staff member at the "New Yorker," is an assistant professor of psychology at Barnard College who has researched dogs professionally for eight years. Karen White has been narrating and directing audiobooks for more than a dozen years and has well over one hundred books to her credit. Honored to be included among "AudioFile"'s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for narration and direction.show more

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