On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation

Connie's Book Club

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On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation

On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation

This fascinating book is an awakening to all the miraculous details we miss in our hasty daily journeys from point A to point B. In it, Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, animal behaviourist, and New York Times bestselling author (Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know), turns off her phone and tunes in so as to truly observe the world around her. On her walks through her Manhattan neighbourhood, she takes along guests, or “seers” as she calls them, including an artist, a geologist, a child, and a dog, in order to see what they see; in doing so, realizes she was missing untold worlds unfolding around her. This lovely account of what one discovers when one actually takes in their surroundings is an eye opening and inspiring tribute to the majesty of the everyday.

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