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From the author of the giant 1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog comes an equally smart, delightful, and startling exploration of how we perceive and discover our world. Alexandra Horowitzs brilliant On Looking Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, the observation of trifles. On Looking is structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, with experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. She also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer.



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Alexandra Horowitz

Alexandra Horowitz is the author of three previous books, "Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell" (2016) ; "On Looking" (2013) ; and "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know" (2009) , a #1 New York Times best seller. She is Senior Research Fellow and director of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches seminars in canine cognition and creative nonfiction. She is owned by canines Finnegan and Upton, and tolerated by feline Edsel.Visit her website: alexandrahorowitz.net



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