Horse : How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 121.92 x 193.04 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1933346132
  • 9781933346137
  • 763,986

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"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"show more

About J Edward Chamberlin

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 more

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