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    • Inside of a Dog

    • What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
    • By: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Have you ever wondered what your dogs are thinking? What they're feeling? Now you can finally know! The answers will surprise and delight you as scientist and dog owner Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great insight to a dog 's life

    • By Jesus on 07-11-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Being a Dog

    • By: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 164
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    Being a Dog is a scientifically rigorous book that presents cutting-edge research with literary flair. Revealing such surprising facts as panting dogs cannot smell to explaining how dogs tell time by detecting lingering smells, Horowitz covers the topic of noses - both canine and human - from curious and always fascinating angles. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us appears to a dog's sense of smell, we can begin to better appreciate it through our own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Poetry

    • By Joel Geraci on 10-09-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • On Looking

    • Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
    • By: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alexandra Horowitz’s brilliant On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary - to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, "the observation of trifles". On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Promising, not quite ready for prime time.

    • By Duane on 11-09-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Our Dogs, Ourselves

    • How We Live with Dogs Now
    • By: Alexandra Horowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Horowitz examines what’s called the “dog-human bond”: examining all aspects of the complexity of this unique interspecies pairing. From her position as a dog scientist, she uses the science of dogs and dog-human interaction to ground a consideration of the various ways that dogs, as a species, reflect us, and how they reflect (sometimes badly, sometimes well) on us. And she goes beyond the cognitive science to consider the culture, laws, and human dynamics that reveal and restrict this bond between two disparate species. 

    Regular price: $20.99