“On Looking” Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Animal Behaviourist Alexandra Horowitz -How Walking Your Dog Around the Block Helps You Learn About the Environment

On Looking Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz Simon and SchusterOn Looking by Alexandra Horowitz Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes

(From Simon and Schuster)Alexandra Horowitz’s 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 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

On Looking is nutrition for the considered life, serving as a provocative response to our relentlessly virtual consciousness. So turn off the phone and other electronic devices and be in the real world—where strangers communicate by geometry as they walk toward one another, where sounds reveal shadows, where posture can display humility, and the underside of a leaf unveils a Lilliputian universe—where, indeed, there are worlds within worlds within world.(From Simon and Schuster)

 Politics and Prose Bookstore

On Thursday, August 7, 7 pm 2014, Politics and Prose Bookstore invited Alexandra Horowitz to speak about her new book On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes. In these eleven accounts of walks, the Barnard psychology professor and author of Inside of a Dog shows how richly textured an ordinary experience truly is—and how many of these sensory details we miss. At any given moment we filter out the bulk of the information streaming around us; Horowitz offers ways to tune into the myriad sights, sounds, and smells. (Scribner (Jan. 8 2013)(From Politics and Prose Bookstore)

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