Audiobooks Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and KnowAuthor Alexandra Horowitz – Intimatenights.co.uk

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 humanTemple Grandin meets Stephen Pinker in this engaging and informative look at what goes on inside the minds of dogs from a cognitive scientist with a background at The New YorkerWith thanmillion pet dogs in America today, it s clear we are a nation of unabashed dog lovers Yet the relationship between dogs and humans remains a fascinating mystery, as no one really knows what goes on in the canine mind Now, in Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz fuses her perspectives as both scientist and dog owner to deliver a fresh look at the world of dogs as seen from the animal s point of view Inspired by her years of living with her own dog, Pumpernickel, who was a constant source of delight and mystery, Horowitz s mind became filled with questions and ideas In crisp, clear prose, she draws on her research in the field of dog cognition to give readers a sense of a dog s perceptual and cognitive abilities and paints a picture of what the canine experience is like Horowitz s own scientific journey, and the insights she uncovered, allowed her to understand her dog better and appreciate herContaining up to the minute research and providing many moments of dog behavior recognition, this lively and absorbing book helps dog owners to see their best friend s behavior in a different, and revealing light, allowing them to understand their pets and enjoy their company even Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know


About the Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Alexandra Horowitz is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College in New York, where she teaches courses on psychology and animal behavior She is the author of the 1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog What Dogs See, Smell, and Know Her studies on dogs have explored their guilty look, sense of fairness, play signaling, and olfactory abilities, among other topics She received her M.S and Ph.D in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.



10 thoughts on “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

  1. John John says:

    Date I finished this book should be Date I stopped reading this book I kept hoping that it would becomeinteresting, but, on page 180 I finally gave up.I wanted to like this book She sets the groundwork that while we humans spend a lot of time with dogs, we actually know very little about them So she tackled the research to actually learn about dogs it implied that she was doing the research since she ea


  2. Grace Tjan Grace Tjan says:

    Me Well, here s the book I told you about, Molly, the one that will tell me everything there is to know about you Molly Woof Me Yes, that s a good girl Let s see, this book is written by Dr Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist specializing in animal research She must be one smart lady And she s also a dog person This should be interesting Let s loll on the sofa and read it Molly jumps up and looks exp


  3. Tracey Tracey says:

    Alexandra Horowitz racked up major brownie points right from the beginning with this book The title comes from one of my favorite quotes ever, from the mouth of Groucho Marx Also, early on she heads complaints off at the pass by stating that she is using owner rather than pet parent or some other such silly phrasing because that s the legal term, and she will use him and his when referring to dogs in general


  4. Zengardener Zengardener says:

    Incredibly dry AND pretentious I couldn t even finish the book I have a dog and have fostered and volunteered for many shelters and rescues so I am always amazed and intrigued at how each dog I ve met has a different personality This book lacks what its subjects have in overflowing abundance The author might as well have been writing a manual on understanding robots or clinical notes about mice in a cage, as nea


  5. Carly Carly says:

    Outside of a dog, a book is a man s best friend Inside of a dog, it s too dark to readInside of a Dog is a valuable read for anyone seeking to learnabout our furry companions Horowitz starts with the basics, focusing on a dog sumweltand the ways that it differs from a human s Dogs aren t colorblind, but their perception of color does differ from ours Scent is farimportant in the doggy world than it is to us Most im


  6. Nat Nat says:

    3.5Longwinded at times but still interesting providing a treasure trove of insights into man s best friend.


  7. Andrew Andrew says:

    This is a disappointing book, with few insights for a dog owner or someone interested in animal behavior Despite having an extensive collection of footnotes leading back to the scientific literature, the conclusions of the book could have been handled in 60 pages instead of 300 Dogs are not color blind but blues and greens stand out for them Yellow orange red objects are all undifferentiated Short vision is not very good


  8. Katrina Michie Katrina Michie says:

    This book totally changed how I see and interact with dogs It seems like common sense to me now, but it gave me a whole new appreciation for dogs I was hoping this would belike Radiolab s brand of science, or maybe a Mary Roach type of look at dogs, but it s not quite as much of a page turner maybe because it s actually written by a scientist and not a journalist This is a benefit in a lot of ways though I would still reall


  9. Jennifer (aka EM) Jennifer (aka EM) says:

    This is a lovely, unsentimental, fairly thorough, scientifically grounded look at the dog human bond how it evolved, how the canine s sensory equipment shapes his or her world and relationship with us, and how a deeper understanding of that world the inside of a dog yes, from the Groucho Marx quotation should shape ours with them Didn t so much change or illuminate, but anchored what I think I know about my dog and dogs in gen


  10. Rae Rae says:

    Outside of a dog, a book is man s best friend Inside of a dog it s too dark to read Groucho MarxAlexandra Horowitz has taken up Groucho s challenge and given us a book that at least we can read about the inside of a dog Clearly a dog lover she has written a valentine to man s best friend.What makes dogs uniquely suited to that special status What s going on behind those big brown eyes You will find answers to these and manyquesti


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