The Genius of Dogs by Brian Hare
How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think

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...Hare and Woods present a scientific study that doubles as a warmhearted tribute to man’s best friend.
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For readers of Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz, this New York Times bestseller offers mesmerizing insights into the interior lives of our smartest pets

In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare, have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. This dog genius revolution is transforming how we live and work with our canine friends, including how we train them. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection—or just your sandwich? In Th­e Genius of Dogs, Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods lay out what discoveries at the Duke Canine Cognition Lab and other research facilities around the world are revealing about how your dog thinks and how we humans can have even deeper relationships with our best four-legged friends.

 

About Brian Hare

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BRIAN HARE is a professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, where he founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center. VANESSA WOODS is a research scientist at the center as well as an award-winning journalist and the author of Bonobo Handshake. Hare and Woods are married and live in North Carolina.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Plume. 385 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Nov 15 2012

A well-presented investigation into how dogs came to be.

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Publishers Weekly

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on Nov 12 2012

...Hare and Woods present a scientific study that doubles as a warmhearted tribute to man’s best friend.

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Reviewed by Karen London on Mar 05 2013

The Genius of Dogs is written in a pleasant, conversational style that is enjoyable to read.

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