Wonderdog author and zoologist Jules Howard chooses five books dog lovers should read.
1 Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz
Many authors write non-fiction science about animals in a detached way. Not Horowitz. With eloquence and skill, she writes about dogs as if they are people, while remaining a champion of science and an authority on all things canine.
2 A Dog’s World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World without Humans by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce
I love creative approaches to science writing and this book – an imagining of what would happen to dogs if humans disappeared – delivers it all: fresh perspectives, top-drawer science and an original, thought-provoking hook.
3 In Defence of Dogs: Why Dogs Need Our Understanding by John Bradshaw