Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know and On Looking: A Walker's Guide to the Art of Observation. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her family and two large, highly sniffy dogs in New York City.
Dry as doggie kibble, this fact-filled book by Horowitz (psychology, Barnard Coll.) is nonetheless full of useful information for the 68 million dog owners in the United States. Actress/narrator Karen White (My Kind of Place) does a superb job of presenting this program, and dog lovers will be interested in much of Horowitz's research. However, because the author's copious notes interrupt the flow of the narrative, at times making it difficult to follow along, the print edition might be preferable to this audio edition. [The Scribner hc received a starred review, LJ Xpress Reviews 9/18/09.-Ed.]-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ. Lib., Russellville Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
""Inside of a Dog" is a most welcome authoritative, personal, and
witty book about what it is like to be a dog. This engaging volume
serves as a corrective to the many myths that circulate about just
who our canine companions are. I hope this book enjoys the wide
readership it deserves." -- Marc Bekoff, author of "The Emotional
Lives of Animals and Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals"
(with Jessica Pierce)
"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, author of "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human"