Horse

Horse

How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Horse tells the global history of horses and humans, from Ice Age hunters to Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, and from the medieval knights of France to the great horse cultures of Native America. Included are stories of horses at work, at war, and at play, both wild horses and famous horses, and horses in art, books, and movies. Since earliest times horses have shaped the way humans lived by providing sustenance, transportation, status, companionship, and the ability to establish, expand, and destroy empires.

Perseus Publishing
Drawing on archaeology, biology, art, literature, and ethnography, Horse illuminates the relationship between humans and horses throughout history. It shares stories of horses at work, at war, and at play, in paintings, books, and movies, and ponders the intelligence of horses, their skill and strength as well as their grace and beauty.


Independent Publishing Group
Drawing on archaeology, biology, art, literature, and ethnography, this singular study illuminates the relationship between horse and human throughout history. From the Ice Age to the post-industrial age, horses have provided sustenance, transportation, status, companionship, and the ability to establish and expand empires. Included are stories of horses at work, at war, at play, and in art, film, and books, starting with the first equestrian encounters in which early humans in Asia and Europe hunted native horses for food. The dualities in the horse?human relationship are explored, such as humans' ability to both care for and slaughter horses, and the travel benefits that horses have provided that have enabled devastating warfare. Training techniques and breeding practices are examined from a global viewpoint, discussing cultures as varied as the Persians and the Nez Perce and looking at breeding stock that range from Lippizaners to quarter horses. Written in lucid prose full of wisdom, passion, and wonder, this far-reaching story explores a vital shaping force in the history of the world.


Baker
& Taylor

Tells the global history of horses and humans, from Ice Age hunters to Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan, and from the medieval knights of France to the great horse cultures of Native America.

Publisher: New York, NY : BlueBridge, c2006
ISBN: 9780974240596
0974240591
Branch Call Number: 636.1 C355h
Characteristics: 282 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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