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The Resource The horse : the epic history of our noble companion, Wendy Williams

The horse : the epic history of our noble companion, Wendy Williams

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The horse : the epic history of our noble companion
Title
The horse
Title remainder
the epic history of our noble companion
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In "The Horse," the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and his ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern "Equus-"from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind
Summary
Journalist Wendy Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses, from protohorse to the Thoroughbred and cow ponies of the twenty-first century.
Writing style
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10452041
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Wendy
Dewey number
636.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Horses
  • Horses
  • Horses
  • Horses
Target audience
adult
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the epic history of our noble companion
Label
The horse : the epic history of our noble companion, Wendy Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911517832
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374224400
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015003860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911517832
Label
The horse : the epic history of our noble companion, Wendy Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn911517832
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374224400
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015003860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)911517832

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