On Looking : Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes

On Looking : Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes

by Alexandra Horowitz
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ISBN-13: 9781611736977
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 445
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the bestselling Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. She teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition at Barnard College, Columbia University. In New York City, Alexandra walks with her husband, the writer Ammon Shea, her son, and two large, non-heeling dogs.

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On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
readerJH More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed in this book. First, I expected the same walk through many different eyes. This is not the case. These are different walks around the city with various partners. It doesn't quite work as well. Also, the author is far too romantic for my taste. Finally, the quality from chapter to chapter varies greatly. I found the second chapter, in which the author walks with her toddler son, to be quite pointless. This chapter does nothing but make the case for how extremely inattentive the author is and how incredibly oblivious she is to the world around her. I doubt there are many who have lived in a neighborhood as long as she has and is surprised by as much as she is. Perhaps I'm overly attentive to my neighborhood, but I know how many streetlights there are on my block; the circles the leaves make when they drop from the trees each autumn; the slight ups and downs of the sidewalk and how they changed when the city took out a couple of old trees and reconstructed the pavement.