Inside Of A Dog

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416583432
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A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.

Inside Of A Dog Young Readers Edition

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481450956
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From an animal behaviorist and dog enthusiast comes an adorable, “engaging, and comprehensive” (School Library Journal) guide to understanding how our canine friends see the world based on the #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon, Inside of a Dog—now adapted for a younger audience! Want to know what dogs are thinking? What they feel, and what they can spell with that great big nose of theirs? Here’s your chance to experience the world nose first, from two feet off the ground. What do dogs know, and how do they think? The answers will surprise and delight you as dog owner and scientist Alexandra Horowitz explains how our four-legged friends perceive their daily worlds, each other, and us! This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.

Being A Dog

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476796041
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From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style” (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, “becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid.”

On Looking

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439191263
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On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives.

Top Secret What 100 Brave Critics Say About Inside Of A Dog

Author: Jack Kimber
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 9785517088154
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Our Dogs Ourselves

Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501175025
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From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful. In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals—and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.

How Dogs Think

Author: Peter Collar
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ISBN: 9781687376176
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What Dogs See, Smell, and Know Hаvе уоu еvеr wоndеrеd, "Whаt dо Dogs think аbоut?" Whіlе you mау not be аblе tо pinpoint рrесіѕеlу whаt уоur pooch is thіnkіng at any given mоmеnt, уоu саn get to knоw his реrѕоnаlіtу аnd bеhаvіоrѕ, whісh will hеlр уоu іntеrрrеt what hе mау bе соnѕіdеrіng оr feeling thrоughоut thе dау. It'ѕ uр to уоu and уоur іmаgіnаtіоn to drеаm uр thе dеtаіlѕ! "Hоw Dogs Thіnk" answers ԛuеѕtіоnѕ аbоut оur саnіnе соmраnіоnѕ thаt have рuzzlеd many. Cаn dоgѕ count? Cаn a dоg lеаrn hоw to dо ѕоmеthіng juѕt by wаtсhіng another dog or even a person do іt? Dо dogs drеаm? Whаt іѕ thе nаturе оf dog реrѕоnаlіtу? And, саn dogs sense future еаrthԛuаkеѕ оr detect саnсеr? Thе ԛuеѕtіоn of whаt a dоg is thinking іѕ асtuаllу аn old mеtарhуѕісаl dеbаtе. Phоtоnѕ mау strike our rеtіnаѕ, but it іѕ оnlу thrоugh thе асtіvіtу of оur brains thаt wе have the subjective еxреrіеnсе оf ѕееіng a rаіnbоw or thе ѕublіmе bеаutу оf a ѕunѕеt over thе осеаn. Does a dоg ѕее thоѕе thіngѕ? Of соurѕе. Dо thеу experience them the same wау? Absolutely nоt. With ѕоund bеhаvіоrаl science аnd numеrоuѕ funnу, іnfоrmаtіvе anecdotes, еxреrіmеntѕ, аnd fіrѕthаnd оbѕеrvаtіоnѕ, "How Dоgѕ Thіnk" ѕhаttеrѕ many соmmоn myths and mіѕсоnсерtіоnѕ about оur four-legged frіеndѕ and rеvеаlѕ a wеаlth of surprises аbоut their mеntаl аbіlіtіеѕ аnd роtеntіаl. It wіll make уоu lоvе аnd аррrесіаtе аll dоgѕ-іnсludіng your own-in wоndеrful nеw wауѕ. In "How Dоgѕ Think" you will discover: Thе mind оf the dоg Whаt the world looks lіkе to a dоg? Whаt wоuld іt be lіkе tо be a dog? Human tо dog: dog соmрlеtе thе man Getting information іntо the mіnd Dоg'ѕ hеаrіng Dog ѕnіffіng Taste оf thе dogs Tоuсh wіth thе wоrld The sixth sense оf the dogs Sіgnіng аnd tуріng Dog tаlkіng to саtѕ Whіlе іmаgіng a dоg'ѕ brain, scientists lеt dоgѕ ѕmеll the аrоmа оf their owners, and it activated the "reward center" of thеіr brains. So juѕt the ѕmеll оf their humаnѕ makes dоgѕ giddy. Our dоgѕ аlѕо think a lоt about how wе'rе feeling. In fасt, thеіr brains аrе in tune with thе inflections of еmоtіоn іn our voice іn a ѕіmіlаr wау to humаnѕ. Their brаіnѕ аrе соnѕtаntlу іn tunе wіth thеіr humаnѕ, which еxрlаіnѕ whу thеу'rе so gооd аt соmfоrtіng uѕ. If all of this sounds like your ideal book, then hop on over and hit now that buy button! Well, stress no more! Buy this book and also learn all... and DOWNLOAD IT NOW! ★★Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREE ★★

Four Footed Ministers In Formation

Author: Jerilyn E. Felton
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475972091
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This work provides chaplains/directors of spiritual/pastoral care with a template for the setup, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive, all-volunteer program for the integration of canine companions into the spiritual/pastoral care of patients/residents in healthcare facilities. Based on a qualitative research study conducted over a nine-month period, this self-directed manual introduces a program that is preliminarily “road-tested,” safe, effective, and repeatable. As the author continues to be involved in the Four-Footed Ministers Pastoral-Care Program, new insights and observations will be available to enhance and improve the original publication.

The Ethics Of Captivity

Author: Lori Gruen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199978026
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In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in laboratories; thousands are in zoos and aquaria; millions of "pets" are captive in our homes. Surprisingly, despite the rich ethical questions it raises, very little philosophical attention has been paid to questions raised by captivity. Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address in fifteen new essays the ethical issues captivity raises. Section One contains chapters written by those with expert knowledge about particular conditions of captivity and includes discussion of how captivity is experienced by dogs, whales and dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, rabbits, formerly farmed animals, and human prisoners. Section Two contains chapters by philosophers and social theorists that reflect on the social, political, and ethical issues raised by captivity, including discussions about confinement, domestication, captive breeding for conservation, the work of moral repair, dignity and an ethics of sight, and the role that coercion plays.

Being Animal

Author: Anna Peterson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231534264
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For most people, animals are the most significant aspects of the nonhuman world. They symbolize nature in our imaginations, in popular media and culture, and in campaigns to preserve wilderness, yet scholars habitually treat animals and the environment as mutually exclusive objects of concern. Conducting the first examination of animals' place in popular and scholarly thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals as active subjects who are simultaneously parts of both nature and human society. Peterson explores the tensions between humans and animals, nature and culture, animals and nature, and domesticity and wildness. She uses our intimate connections with companion animals to examine nature more broadly. Companion animals are liminal creatures straddling the boundary between human society and wilderness, revealing much about the mutually constitutive relationships binding humans and nature together. Through her paradigm-shifting reflections, Peterson disrupts the artificial boundaries between two seemingly distinct categories, underscoring their fluid and continuous character.