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

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  • 7 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg 636.1 WILLIAMS (Text) 32826014006837 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood 636.1 WIL (Text) 36626103717575 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 636.1 WILLIAMS (Text) 33946003085573 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison 636.1 WIL (Text) 39391006708943 Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville ANIMALS PETS HORSE Williams (Text) 37516002015336 AdultNF Animals Pets Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 636.1 WIL (Text) 34330512927527 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 12/13/2016
Monon Town and Township Public Library - Monon 636.1 WIL (Text) 36825000834869 Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 636.1 Williams (Text) 78292000351252 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780374224400
  • ISBN: 0374224404
  • Physical Description: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-285) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Backyard horse -- Watching wild horses -- In the land of Butch Cassidy -- The Garden of Eden appears, then vanishes -- The triumph of Hipparion -- Equus -- Intermezzo -- The arch of the neck -- The partnership -- The eye of the horse -- The dance of communication -- The rewilding -- Epilogue: Backyard mustang.
Summary, etc.: "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 its 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" -- provided by publisher.
"A revelatory chronicle of the fifty-six-million-year history of the horse by a journalist and avid equestrienne, and reveals how biological affinities and differences have shaped bonds between horses and humans, "--NoveList.
Subject: Horses > History.
Horses > Evolution.

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