Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

3,71 valoración promedio
( 464 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781476795997: Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

A New York Times Bestseller
A Science Friday and Library Journal Best Science Book of the Year


Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, 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.

To a dog, there is no such thing as “fresh air.” Every breath of air is loaded with information. In fact, what every dog—the tracking dog, of course, but also the dog lying next to you, snoring, on the couch—knows about the world comes mostly through his nose.

In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition and the author of the runaway bestseller Inside of a Dog, unpacks the mystery of a dog’s worldview as has never been done before.

With her family dogs, Finnegan and Upton, leading the way, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents, combining a personal journey of smelling with a tour through the cutting edge and improbable science behind the olfactory powers of the dog. From revealing the spectacular biology of the dog snout, to speaking to other cognitive researchers and smell experts across the country, to visiting detection-dog training centers and even attempting to smell-train her own nose, Horowitz covers the topic of noses—both canine and human—from surprising, novel, and always fascinating angles.

As we come to understand how complex the world around us appears to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. 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; that they have, however fleetingly, been a dog.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

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.

Review:

“I'm not entirely certain whether Alexandra Horowitz's Being a Dog  has made me want to buy a dog or morph into one—but I do know that it was magical. Horowitz has crafted an utterly engrossing, witty, finely-observed narrative that will make you look at the power of the nose in a wholly new way.”
—Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

"An incredible journey into the olfactory world of man's best friend."
O Magazine

"Like a Mary Roach but with a solid scientific background to her credit, Horowitz is a skilled investigative reporter who takes readers into unfamiliar worlds, shares her experiences there, asks probing questions, and makes those worlds come alive. Dog owners curious about the lives of their pets will savor this book, but it deserves a wider audience than just animal lovers."
Kirkus Reviews

"Fascinating...Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style."
The New York Times Book Review

“Horowitz...explores the way dogs experience the world in this rich and absorbing examination of noses and scents...Both dog lovers and pop science readers will want to stick their noses in this book, and they may find themselves using their noses, like Horowitz and dogs everywhere, to experience the world more vividly.” 
Publishers Weekly

"I have fresh appreciation for [my dog's] sniffing behavior."
The New York Times

"Becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid."
Boston Globe

"A delight for dog lovers and anyone who enjoys the smell of breakfast, crayons, rich earth, fresh-baked cookies, and yes, even dogs. . . . Being a Dog is one great book to sniff out."
Daily Citizen

“Spellbinding...This book will stay with you long after you’ve finished it.”
Forbes, “The 10 Best Popular Science Books of 2016”

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Horowitz, Alexandra.
Editorial: Scribner. 1 Cloth(s) (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Daedalus Books
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner. 1 Cloth(s), 2016. hard. Estado de conservación: New. (Named a Best Science Book of 2016 by Library Journal and public radio's Science Friday) In this delightful companion volume to Inside of a Dog, research scientist Alexandra Horowitz explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organs—their noses—and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways. To a dog, every breath of air is loaded with information, and Horowitz sets off on a quest to understand their complex experience of scents, combining a personal journey of smelling with a tour through the improbable science behind canine olfactory powers. Indeed, readers may find that they perceive smell as never before, as Horowitz lets us inhabit the world as a dog does."I'm not entirely certain whether Alexandra Horowitz's Being a Dog has made me want to buy a dog or morph into one—but I do know that it was magical. Horowitz has crafted an utterly engrossing, witty, finely observed narrative that will make you look at the power of the nose in a wholly new way."—Maria Konnikova"Rich and absorbing. Both dog lovers and pop science readers will want to stick their noses in this book, and they may find themselves using their noses, like Horowitz and dogs everywhere, to experience the world more vividly."—Publishers Weekly 323. Nº de ref. de la librería 73851

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,11
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,25
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Horowitz, Alexandra
Editorial: Scribner Book Company 2016-10-04 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 13
Librería
BookOutlet
(Thorold, ON, Canada)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner Book Company 2016-10-04, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781476795997B

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,30
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 5,09
De Canada a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Horowitz, Alexandra
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2016. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VS-9781476795997

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Horowitz, Alexandra
Editorial: Scribner
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1476795991 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Nº de ref. de la librería NATARAJB1FI916941

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,42
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Horowitz, Alexandra
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2016. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9781476795997

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,64
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Horowitz, Alexandra
Editorial: Scribner Book Company 10/4/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner Book Company 10/4/2016, 2016. Hardback or Cased Book. Estado de conservación: New. Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-9781476795997

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,08
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Horowitz, Alexandra
Editorial: Scribner
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1476795991. Nº de ref. de la librería Z1476795991ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,58
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Horowitz, Alexandra
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 3
Librería
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbusterInside of a Dog, 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.What the dog sees and knows comes mostly through his nose, and the information that every dog takes in about the world just based on smell is unthinkably rich. To a dog, there is no such thing as "fresh air." Every gulp of air is full of information.In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, an eminent research scientist in the field of dog cognition, explores what the nose knows by taking an imaginative leap into what it is like tobe a dog. Inspired by her own family dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents. In addition to speaking to experts across the country, Horowitz visits the California Narcotic Canine Association Training Institute and the Stapleton Group’s "Vapor wake" explosives dog training team; she meets vets and researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; she travels with Finnegan to the west coast where he learns how to find truffles; Horowitz even attempts to smell-train her own nose.Featuring more of the fetching and whimsical drawings by the author that charmed readers ofInside of a Dog, Being a Dog is a scientifically rigorous book that presents cutting-edge research with literary flair. Revealing such surprising facts such as panting dogs cannot smell to explaining how dogs tell time by detecting lingering smells, Horowitz covers the topic of noses—both canine and human—from curious and always fascinating angles. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us appears to a dog’s sense of smell, we can begin to better appreciate it through our own. Nº de ref. de la librería 5474676

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,66
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Horowitz, Alexandra
Editorial: Scribner (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner, 2016. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1476795991

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Alexandra Horowitz
Editorial: Scribner Book Company (2016)
ISBN 10: 1476795991 ISBN 13: 9781476795997
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Scribner Book Company, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A New York Times Bestseller A Science Friday and Library Journal Best Science Book of the Year Alexandra Horowitz, the author of the lively, highly informative New York Times bestselling blockbuster Inside of a Dog, 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. To a dog, there is no such thing as fresh air. Every breath of air is loaded with information. In fact, what every dog--the tracking dog, of course, but also the dog lying next to you, snoring, on the couch--knows about the world comes mostly through his nose. In Being a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition and the author of the runaway bestseller Inside of a Dog, unpacks the mystery of a dog s worldview as has never been done before. With her family dogs, Finnegan and Upton, leading the way, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents, combining a personal journey of smelling with a tour through the cutting edge and improbable science behind the olfactory powers of the dog. From revealing the spectacular biology of the dog snout, to speaking to other cognitive researchers and smell experts across the country, to visiting detection-dog training centers and even attempting to smell-train her own nose, Horowitz covers the topic of noses--both canine and human--from surprising, novel, and always fascinating angles. As we come to understand how complex the world around us appears to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. 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; that they have, however fleetingly, been a dog. Nº de ref. de la librería BZV9781476795997

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda