The Nature of Horses
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The Nature of Horses

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What does it mean to be a horse? The definitive and bestselling book explaining the mysteries of the horse using insights of modern science.What makes a winning racehorse? How intelligent are horses? What are horses trying to tell us when they stamp their hooves and snort? Do horses talk to each other?The horse, long symbol of beauty and athletic prowess, has made and lost fortunes and transformed human history and culture, and yet has retained mysteries that baffle even those who work with them every day. There has recently been an explosion of scientific research on the horse. In this book Stephen Budiansky brings the insights of modern science to a wider audience of horse enthusiasts and animal-lovers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 240.41g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0753801124
  • 9780753801123
  • 108,486

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Stanley CorenProfessor of Psychology, University of British Columbia Author -- "The intelligence of Dogs"Few books on horses consider what is going on in the animal's mind. This book provides insights into how horses think, what their level of intelligence is, and how they approach and solve problems. It also demonstrates that horses experience complex feelings such as anger, fear, or affection, and shows how you can read what a horse's emotional state is from its behavior.show more

About Stephen Budiansky

Formerly Washington editor of the journal NATURE, Stephen Budiansky is a senior writer at US NEWS & WORLD REPORT, where he writes about science, the environment and current affairs. He lives with his wife and two children on a small farm in Virginia.show more

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