Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations

Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations


By (author) J Edward Chamberlin

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  • Publisher: BLUEBRIDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 282 pages
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 193mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1933346132
  • ISBN 13: 9781933346137
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 921,081

Product description

Drawing on archaeology, biology, art, literature, and ethnography, Horse illuminates the relationship between humans and horses throughout history. It shares stories of horses at work, at war, and at play, in paintings, books, and movies, and ponders the intelligence of horses, their skill and strength as well as their grace and beauty.

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Author information

J. Edward Chamberlin is a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Toronto. He was the senior research associate with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and has worked extensively on native land claims around the world. He is the author of "Come Back to Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies, ""The Harrowing of Eden: White Attitudes Towards Native Americans," and "If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?" Chamberlin has bred horses and collected stories about them for many years. He lives in Toronto.

Review quote

"Even for those who think they know a lot about horses . . . Chamberlin's remarkable and engrossing book will provide a wealth of unexpected--and entertaining--knowledge about the role of the horse in human history." --Michael Korda, author, "Horse People"