Being A Dog

Being A Dog

Following the Dog Into A World of Smell

Book - 2016
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Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ - the nose - and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have smelled into a fourth dimension - breaking free of human constraints and understanding smell as never before - and that they have, however fleetingly, been a dog.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Scribner,, 2016.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781476795997
Characteristics: vii, 323 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.


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Jul 08, 2017

Alexandra Horowitz M.S., Ph.D. Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
Barnard College, Columbia University

Dec 19, 2016

Horowitz, expanding on her success in parsing the human-dog relationships in her "Inside of a Dog," zeroes in on the canine sense of smell. You will learn how the unique and *powerful* physiology of the dog's nose operates (fully 7% of dog DNA going towards olfaction!), and hear fascinating tales of the training and work of detection dogs of all stripes. Most fetching is the author's discussions of how we as humans can use our nose even more emphatically - expect to experience the world with different senses after reading.

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