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Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
 
 
Author
Alexandra Horowitz.
Publisher Scribner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9781416583431
Pages/Publication Date 352/2009
Daedalus Item Code 40448
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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 a foot or two off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees? Cognitive psychologist Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. The answers can be surprising, once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs, and Horowitz also examines dogs' detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention. With a light touch, backed up by real science, this book examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least.

"A most welcome authoritative, personal, and witty book about what it is like to be a dog.... A corrective to the many myths that circulate about just who our canine companions are."—Marc Bekoff

"Discover why your dog is so sensitive to your emotions, gaze, and body language. Dogs live in a world of ever-changing intricate detail of smell. Read this captivating book and enter the sensory world of your dog."—Temple Grandin

 
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