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The reign of the greyhound : a popular history of the oldest family of dogs

Author: Cynthia A Branigan
Publisher: New York, NY : Howell Book House, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The regal history of a revered, elegant breed. They were one of the first wild animals to come under the protection of humans. They have sat at the feet of the Pharaohs. Their likenesses have graced coins, stamps, seals, and coats of arms. And they have won the hearts of dog lovers worldwide with their sweet nature, intelligence, and grace. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 black-and-white reproductions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Branigan, Cynthia A.
Reign of the greyhound.
New York, NY : Howell Book House, ©2004
(DLC) 2003015631
(OCoLC)52750094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Branigan
ISBN: 0471596140 9780471596141
OCLC Number: 54711556
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Contents: THE REIGN OF THE GREYHOUND; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Greyhound Family; Chapter 2: A World of Gods and Greyhounds; Chapter 3: Greyhounds in Ancient Greece; Chapter 4: Greyhounds in Ancient Rome; Chapter 5: The Decline and Rise of the Modern Greyhound; Chapter 6: Greyhounds in New Worlds; Chapter 7: Greyhounds in the Show Ring; Chapter 8: Greyhounds on the Field; Chapter 9: Greyhounds on the Track; Chapter 10: Greyhounds as Companions; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: by Cynthia A Branigan.
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The regal history of a revered, elegant breed. They were one of the first wild animals to come under the protection of humans. They have sat at the feet of the Pharaohs. Their likenesses have graced coins, stamps, seals, and coats of arms. And they have won the hearts of dog lovers worldwide with their sweet nature, intelligence, and grace. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 black-and-white reproductions and photos, The Reign of the Greyhound is a rich, historical testimony to the breed, celebrating its extraordinary place in canine history and human civilization. Passionately written.

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