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The age of the horse : an equine journey through human history

Author: Susanna Forrest
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Man has always been fascinated by Equus caballus, recasting horse power into many forms: a hunk of meat, an industrial and agricultural machine, a luxury good, a cherished dancer, a comrade in arms and a symbol of a mythical past. From the wild tarpans sought by the Nazis to jade-laden treasure steeds in Ancient China, broken-down nags recycled into sausages and furniture stuffing, stallions that face fighting bulls  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Forrest
ISBN: 0857898981 9780857898982 0857899007 9780857899002
OCLC Number: 961826088
Description: xi, 418 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Susanna Forrest.

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The fascinating story of the horse from their origins to the present day, via centuries of global human history.  Read more...

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Susanna Forrest is the outstanding writer at the erudite end of horse madness... Forrest, a social anthropologist by training, heart truly pierced, has written a profound historical love story.... Read more...

 
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