Horses : The Story of the Horse Family in the Modern World and Through Sixty Million Years of History

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 210mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • 32ill.34figs.
  • 0195001044
  • 9780195001044

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Subtitled "The story of the horse family in the modern world and through 60 million years of history", this book is a result of studies conducted at the American Museum of Natural History by the late Professor Henry Osborn, the author, and other scientists, and is excellent as beginning study or reference book for horse lovers. The author describes all known breeds of living horses - domestic, feral, zebras, and other related types - traces the lineage of the horse back to the little "dawn horse" and the fossil horses recently discovered - and in the last section, details the evolutionary changes - cranial, dental, and pedal - that have produced the modern horse we know. Well written and already used as a textbook in one of the author's classes, and presented in a highly attractive and illustrated format, this should prove a good seller with plus High School market. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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