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Our dogs, ourselves : the story of a singular bond / Alexandra Horowitz.

Horowitz, Alexandra, (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 9 of 24 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

4 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hudson (Fontana) 636.7 HOR (Text) 39493108623077 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501175008
  • ISBN: 1501175009
  • ISBN: 9781501175015
  • ISBN: 1501175017
  • Physical Description: viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bonded -- The perfect name -- Owning dogs -- Things people say to their dogs -- The trouble with breeds -- The scientific process as practiced at home watching dogs on a Thursday evening -- Dog stuff -- The dog in the mirror -- Interlude: The Horowitz dog cognition lab by the numbers -- Does my dog love me? -- Against sex -- Humorless -- Tail of the dog.
Summary, etc.:
"An eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship." -- From book jacket flap.
The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. We create emotional relationships with dogs, but legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing-- and reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Dogs.
Human-animal relationships.
Dog owners.

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