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Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations
Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations by J. Edward Chamberlin 1933346132 9781933346137
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Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations by J. Edward Chamberlin

Drawing on archaeology, biology, art, literature, and ethnography, this singular work illuminates the relationship between horse and human throughout history. From the Ice Age to the postindustrial age, horses have provided sustenance, transportation, status, companionship, and the ability to establish and expand empires. Stories of horses at work, at war, at play, and in art, film, and books are included, starting with the first equestrian encounters in which early humans in Asia and Europe hunted native horses for food but also painted beautiful horses on the walls of their caves. Ever since, horses have been crucial in building--and destroying--civilizations. Training techniques and breeding practices are examined from a global viewpoint, discussing cultures as varied as the Persians and the Nez Perce and horses 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.

Author: J. Edward Chamberlin

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 288

Publisher: BlueBridge

Publication Date: 2008-05-01

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ISBN: 1933346132

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