Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583432

Category: Pets

Page: 353

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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.
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Inside of a Dog -- Young Readers Edition

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481450956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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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.
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Being a Dog

Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476796041

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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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.”
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Our Dogs, Ourselves

The Story of a Singular Bond

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175025

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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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.
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On Looking

A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439191263

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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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.
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FOUR-FOOTED MINISTERS IN FORMATION

A Training Manual on Dog Ministry

Author: Jerilyn E. Felton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475972091

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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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.
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The Ethics of Captivity

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978026

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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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.
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A Dog's Journey

A Novel

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429992859

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Soon to be a Major Motion Picture! Audiences are invited along on A Dog's Journey, the next chapter of the beloved bestselling series by author W. Bruce Cameron. The family film told from the dog’s perspective serves as the much-anticipated follow-up to the soulful story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs—who will take care of his girl? Directed by Gail Mancuso (TV’s Modern Family, Roseanne), A DOG’S JOURNEY is once again produced by Gavin Polone (A Dog’s Purpose, Zombieland). Mancuso directs from an adapted screenplay by Cameron & Cathryn Michon and Wally Wolodarsky & Maya Forbes, based on the book by Cameron. The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures. A charming and heartwarming story of hope and unending devotion, A Dog’s Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey #3 A Dog's Promise (forthcoming) Books for Young Readers Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale Max's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale Toby's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale (forthcoming) Shelby's Story: A Dog's Way Home Novel The Rudy McCann Series The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man Repo Madness Other Novels A Dog's Way Home The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Being Animal

Beasts and Boundaries in Nature Ethics

Author: Anna Peterson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231534264

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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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.
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I, Jack Russell

A Photographer and a Dog's Eye View

Author: Andy Hughes

Publisher: Booth-Clibborn

ISBN: 9781861543219

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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Whether at rest, work, or play, or hamming it up for the camera, Jack Russell terriers can’t help but be adorable. Originally bred as hunting dogs in 19th-century England, these days they spend more time chasing photo ops than foxes—at least in the world of photographer Andy Hughes, who spends his days canine-spotting across the UK and U.S. to document the intelligence, tenacity, and quirky personalities of these endearing animals. A somewhat embarrassing discovery—that Hughes had more photos of dogs than people—led him to celebrate his dog’s-eye view of life, culminating in a trip to the Sunshine State Jack Russell Terrier Club Trials in Florida to capture the paws célèbre in motion. The playful and spontaneous shots in I, Jack Russell are accompanied by Hughes’s happy musings about the hounds that have him spellbound. Contributions by two renowned dog experts set the photos in context.
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