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Our Dogs, Ourselves

Our Dogs, Ourselves

The perfect companion to her huge bestseller, Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human/canine relationship.

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ISBN 9781471185182
Barcode 9781471185182
Published 1 September 2019 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Horowitz, Alexandra
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781471185182
ISBN-10 1471185184
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date 1 September 2019
International Publication Date 5 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Horowitz, Alexandra
Category Dogs As Pets
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dogs, Human-animal relationships
NBS Text Pets & Equine
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 636.7
Catalogue Code 1000607

Description of this Book

In this book Alexandra 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. Horowitz shows that when each person makes the decision to breed, own, or adopt a dog, we enter into a relationship that will change us. It changes the course of our days: dogs need to be walked, fed, attended to. It can change the course of our lives: dogs weave their way into our lives with their constant silent presence by our sides. There are still many (often non-'scientific') questions that remain unanswered about dogs: about their minds, yes, but especially about living with dogs in our society, and how we can best treat them now and in the future. This books addresses those questions. It is intended for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike, who wants to read good, intelligent thinking on dogs, not overly sentimental but not without heart.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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.

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