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Being a dog: following the dog into a world of smell

Being a dog: following the dog into a world of smell

Horowitz, Alexandra, author

Alexandra Horowitz's runaway bestseller 'Inside of a Dog' began a movement among dog owners to not just quietly accept and enjoy the presence of the pooch at their sides, but to wonder at that dog, and let him show us how he sees the world, and what he knows. What the dog sees and knows comes mostly through his nose, and the information that every dog has about the world based on smell is unthinkably rich. It is rich in a way we humans once knew something about, once even acted on, but have since neglected. By smelling, tapping into this sensory resource that we have but that we largely ignore, the dog has become an informant. To a dog, there is no such thing as 'fresh air.' Every gulp of air is full of information. In 'Being a Dog', Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition, explores what the nose knows as never done before by taking an imaginative leap into what it is like to be a dog

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Simon & Schuster, 2016

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Statement of responsibility: Alexandra Horowitz
ISBN: 1471159922, 9781471159923
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 323 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Dogs Behavior.; Smell.; Pets.; Dogs Physiology.