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What the dog saw and other adventures
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Published:
New York : Back Bay Books, 2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed.
Physical Desc:
xxi, 410, 9 pages ; 21 cm.
Rating:
012 and up.
Status:
Cane Ridge High - Teen Non-Fiction
814.6 GLA
Hillsboro High - Teen Non-Fiction
814.6 GLA
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814.6 GLA
Description
Malcolm Gladwell focuses on "minor geniuses" and idiosyncratic behavior to illuminate the ways all of us organize experience in this "delightful" ( Bloomberg News ) collection of writings from The New Yorker . What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point ; Blink ; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw , he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period. Here is the bittersweet tale of the inventor of the birth control pill, and the dazzling inventions of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the American kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the touch of his hand. He explores intelligence tests and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was that everyone in Silicon Valley once tripped over themselves to hire the same college graduate. "Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. It succeeds or fails on the strength of its ability to engage you, to make you think, to give you a glimpse into someone else's head." What the Dog Saw is yet another example of the buoyant spirit and unflagging curiosity that have made Malcolm Gladwell our most brilliant investigator of the hidden extraordinary.
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Language:
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ISBN:
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General Note
Originally published: 2009.
General Note
"Essays previously published in The New Yorker"--T.p. verso.
General Note
Includes a reading group guide.
Description
Collects the author's best "New Yorker" pieces, including essays on such topics as why there are so many kinds of mustard but only one type of ketchup, an assessment of what makes a safer car, an examination of a machine built to predict hit movies, and many more.
Target Audience
012 and up.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, M. (2010). What the dog saw and other adventures. 1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed. New York: Back Bay Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. 2010. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures. New York: Back Bay Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-, What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures. New York: Back Bay Books, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures. 1st Back Bay trade pbk. ed. New York: Back Bay Books, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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