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The nature of horses : exploring equine evolution, intelligence, and behavior

Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Horses have a shared history with man going back millennia to their domestication around 4000 B.C. Yet only in very recent years have scientists begun to turn the tools of modern science on this remarkable animal that has been so wrapped up in human dreams and legends. Now modern scientific research is beginning to explain long-standing mysteries about the true nature of the horse. How well can horses really see?  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Budiansky
ISBN: 0684827689 9780684827681 1451697562 9781451697568
OCLC Number: 35723713
Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Franklin M. Loew --
Ch. 1. The Improbability of the Horse --
Ch. 2. From the Brink of Oblivion --
Ch. 3. Equine Nature, Human Nature --
Ch. 4. Socioecology --
Ch. 6. Seeing and Perceiving --
Ch. 6. Horse Talk --
Ch. 7. Horse Sense --
Ch. 8. The Mechanics of Movement --
Ch. 9. Assume a Spherical Horse --
Ch. 10. Nature or Nurture? --
Conclusion: The Fate of the Horse.
Responsibility: Stephen Budiansky.
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Covering origins and evolution, communication and behavior, physiology and biomechanics, seasoned nature writer and horse owner Stephen Budiansky offers an accessible guide to the centuries-old  Read more...

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Julie Krone Jockey, Author -- "Riding for My Life" Dedicated and devoted horse lovers have waited for a book that gives thorough, authoritative information on the horse. Detailed, yet understandable, Read more...

 
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