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Horsepower by Cris Peterson 1563976269 9781563976261
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Horsepower by Cris Peterson

Less than a century ago, draft horses were one of the main sources of power in the United States. They helped to plow fields, haul wood, deliver milk, & carry people wherever they needed to go. There were some twenty-seven million draft horses working then; today their numbers are in the thousands. But a handful of people remain devoted to the care & use of these enormous creatures. With hooves the size of dinner plates, standing nearly seven feet tall & weighing some 2,000 pounds, these powerful horses are an amazing sight. In dramatically detailed close-up shots, as well as long views of fields & farms, Alvis Upitis has captured both the stature & dignity of draft horses. Cris Peterson writes in a simple, lucid style about Percherons, Clydesdales, & Belgians & about the people who are devoted to keeping horsepower alive. Together, author & photographer have created a photo-essay that will delight readers & pique their sense of wonder at an incredible source of natural power.

Author: Cris Peterson

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 32

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

Publication Date: 1997-02-01

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ISBN: 1563976269

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