Inside of a Dog
What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Publication Date: September 2009
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Temple Grandin meets Steven 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 Yorker.
Alexandra Horowitz is an assistant professor of psychology at Barnard College. She has a Ph.D. in cognitive science and has studied the cognition of humans, rhinoceros, bonobos, and dogs. She has researched dogs professionally for eight years. Before her scientific career, she worked as a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and was on the staff at the New Yorker. She currently lives in New York City with Finnegan, a dog of indeterminate parentage and determinate character, and the fond memories of dogs past. Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording and directing audiobooks for more than ten years. An Audie Award finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year 2009 winner for The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, she has earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Too Good to Be True by Erin Arvedlund and Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz. Of Karen's narration of Nothing to Envy by Barbara Demick, Publishers Weekly says, "Karen White delivers a stunning reading, her character interpretations are confident and well-rounded, and she forges a strong bond with the audience."
Where a typical dog lover sees puppies at play, cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz sees a complex dance between canines. Horowitz clears up common misconceptions about our four-legged friends in her book, Inside Of A Dog. More at NPR.org
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"Essential...for pet owners and students of animal behavior who have followed developments in the emerging field of comparative psychology." ---Library Journal Starred Review